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Summer Hours

Effective Monday, June 2nd, 2014, where operationally feasible, the University will be functioning under the guidelines indicated in the Summer Hours Bulletin.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Staff Relations.

Total Compensation Statements delivered this week.

Human Resources is distributing the 2013 Total Compensation Statement for active regular full time staff and select contractually-limited employees.  These statements will be delivered to employees during the week of May 12th.

2014 Leave for Change Volunteers Announced

Eight members of the University of Guelph community have been selected to participate in Leave for Change for 2014-2015.

“It’s a program that continues to capture the imagination of University of Guelph staff and faculty,” said Martha Harley, Associate Vice-President (Human Resources).  “We received the highest number of applications since we first launched Leave for Change seven years ago.”

Group Benefits premium rates

The University of Guelph has finalized the Group Benefits premium rates with Sun Life for the upcoming policy year, effective May 1, 2014. Please see the renewal letter for more information about the impact to your deductions and for the most recent pharmacy survey of fees.

Build your Leadership Effectiveness - apply now!

Learning & Development, Human Resources is now accepting applications for Building Leadership Effectiveness (BLE), a two-day leadership development program for leaders and managers at U of G.  Alumni of this program have called it inspiring, valuable, and "the best workshop that I have participated in during my career at the University."

Apply now for Leave for Change!

Each year, the University of Guelph supports a number of staff and faculty members to volunteer in developing countries through the Leave for Change program, sharing their knowledge and skills with others in an international setting. 

Last year’s participants included:

Cold Weather Alert

The combined effect of cold air and wind speed is expressed as wind-chill temperature. Over the next few days, outdoor wind-chill temperatures are expected to be well below –25C. At these low temperatures, work in outdoor environments can present a significant risk for workers performing such work when appropriate precautions are not taken.

Medical Information for Short Term Absences

The University and the USW want to ensure that members of the bargaining unit understand what medical information is required in instances of short term absences for medical reasons that fall under Article 16.04 of the collective agreement.

The following medical information is to be provided directly to Occupational Health and Wellness by way of a signed medical certificate completed by the employee’s treating regulated health professional:

1.  The general nature of the illness or injury;

2014 CPP and EI rates

New contribution levels have been announced by the Canada Revenue Agency for the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Employment Insurance (EI).

For 2014, the Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings (YMPE), on which CPP contributions are based, has been increased from $51,100 (2013 level) to $52,500. This means that CPP contributions will be deducted at a rate of 4.95% up to a maximum contribution level of $2,425.50.

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