Policies, Guidelines & Agreements

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The following is a general list of the policies and guidelines that are binding upon employees in the categories listed. There may be other policies and guidelines that are applicable to specific jobs. Your manager and / or Divisional HR Office can advise you of these.

Please note: For a full list of policies that have been approved by Governing Council, please visit the Governing Council site. For a list of policies and guidelines issued by the Vice-President & Provost, please visit the Vice-President & Provost's site.

 Policies & Guidelines

Agreements & Collective Agreements

 Policies & Guidelines

 For All Employees

 Access, Privacy & Protection

 Crisis Planning & Management



 Health, Safety & Environment

 Information Technology

 Intellectual Property

 Workplace Conduct

 For Administrative Non-Unionized Staff

 For Faculty & Librarians

 For Research Associates

 Collective Agreements for Unionized Employees

Carpenters and Allied Workers Local 27 represents:

  • Carpenters at U of T.



 CUPE Local 1230 Full-Time & Part-Time represents:

  • Full-Time and Part-Time Library workers employed in the University’s Central Library System.


CUPE Local 1230 Student Casual represents:

  • Student Casual Library workers employed in the University's Central Library System.
  • Full-Time & Part-Time Collective Agreement 
    (July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2014)
    (PDF Format)
    (Accessible Format)
  • Full-Time & Part-Time Memorandum of Settlement
    (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2017)
    (PDF Format)
  • Student Casual Collective Agreement
    (PDF Format)
    (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2014)

 CUPE Local 2484 represents:

  • Day Care workers; and,
  • Support staff at the University of Toronto.


 CUPE Local 3261 Full-time and Part-time represents Service Workers including:

  • Caretakers;
  • Grounds Staff;
  • Drivers;
  • Laboratory Animal Technicians;
  • Athletic Attendants; and
  • Regular part-time service workers.


  • Full-time Collective Agreement 
    (Accessible Format) (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2017)




 CUPE Local 3261 Casual  represents:

  • Casual service workers.


CUPE Local 3902 - Unit 1: Collective Agreement represents
mainly graduate students, working as:

  • Teaching Assistants;
  • Teaching Laboratory Assistants;
  • Markers;
  • Graders; and,
  • Instructors.


 CUPE Local 3902 Unit 3 represents employees engaged in:

  • Teaching;
  • Demonstrating;
  • Tutoring; or,
  • Marking/grading

 CUPE Local 3902, Unit 5 represents those employed as Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Toronto.

Please note that there are Postdoctoral Fellows who are not covered by CUPE Local 3902, Unit 5. Members of this group have applied for their own funding and therefore are not employees, but independent academic trainees. Information for academic trainees can be found on the School of Graduate Studies website.

 CUPE Local 3907 represents:

  • Graduate Assistants at the Ontario Institute
    for Studies in Education of the
    University of Toronto (OISE).
  • Collective Agreement
    (PDF Format)
    (September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2015)

 IATSE Local 58 represents:

  • Stage employees at
    Hart House Theatre.


 IBEW Local 353 represents:

  • Electricians; Apprentices; and Control Technicians.
  • Locksmiths
  • Machinists


 IUPAT Local 557 currently has no active staff.


 OPSEU Local 519

  • Campus police
  • Collective Agreement
    (PDF Format)
    (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2017)

 OPSEU Local 578 represents:

  • Research Officers and Associates at
    the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
    of the University of Toronto (OISE).

 SMWIA Local 30 represents:

  • Sheet metal workers.

 UA Local 46 represents:

  • Plumbers;
  • Steamfitters; and,
  • Sprinklerfitters.

 Unifor, local 2003 (Formerly CAW) represents:

  • Stationary Engineers;
  • Building Management Systems Technicians; and,
  • Building Engineers.


 UNITE HERE Local 75 represents:

  • Hospitality workers at the
    89 Chestnut Residence.


 USW Local 1998 (Casual) represents:

  • Casual administrative; and,
  • Technical employees at U of T.
  • Collective Agreement
    July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2014

    (PDF Format)
    Includes USW 1998 SCS-ELP CASUAL)


 USW Local 1998 (Appointed) represents staff-appointed full- and part-time:

  • Administrative; and,
  • Technical employees.
  • Collective Agreement 
    July 1, 2014  - June 30, 2017
    (PDF Format
    Includes USW 1998 SCS-ELP)


 Agreements for Faculty & Librarians 

Faculty & Librarians