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2019-2020

April 1st, 2020

Updating Vacation Records on HRIS Prior to April 10, 2020

Date: March 31, 2020 To: Divisional Financial Officers Business Officers CC: Divisional HR Offices Chief Administrative Officers From:  Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Division of HR & Equity Each year in April, an important part of our fiscal year-end processes involves reconciling all employee absences within HRIS. This is a reminder to please ensure … Read More

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March 31st, 2020

[COVID-19] Continuing University Supports for Employees

Date: March 31, 2020 To: Faculty, librarians, and staff From:  Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and Provost Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity We want to acknowledge and recognize the outstanding work and dedication of our faculty, librarians, and staff as we undertake an institutional response to … Read More

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March 26th, 2020

Update on Employee and Family Assistance Program Supports and Service Changes

Date: March 26, 2020 To: Chief Administrative Officers; HR Divisional Offices From:  Francesca Dobbin, Director, Family Programs & Services; Teresa Scannell, Integrated Wellness Consultant Our Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider, Homewood Health, has shared a status update on services provided to support our employees. These updates will occur periodically throughout this fluid situation … Read More

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March 24th, 2020

[COVID-19] Provincial Announcement on Essential Services – Impact on University Operations

Date: March 24, 2020 To: All Employees From:  Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and Provost Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives We want to acknowledge the amazing work and dedication of our staff, faculty and librarians, particularly those whose jobs require them to be on site to support our students and our academic and … Read More

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March 23rd, 2020

Impact of Temporary Travel Restrictions Resulting from COVID-19

Date: March 23, 2020 To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors, & Chairs (PDAD&C) Divisional & Shared Services Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) Cc: Divisional HR Offices From:  Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Heather Boon, Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life As many of you are aware, the federal government has imposed travel restrictions impacting foreign nationals … Read More

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March 23rd, 2020

How to Support Employee Well-Being While Working Remotely  

Date: March 23, 2020 To: Divisional & Shared Service Chief Administrative Officers  Professional & Managerial Staff  Principals, Deans, Academic Directors, and Chairs (PDAD&C)  Divisional HR Offices From:  Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, HR & Equity Dear colleagues,   The role of manager, supervisor or academic administrator is central to the well-being of your team, especially in this rapidly changing situation. As the COVID-19 … Read More

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March 19th, 2020

Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racism

Date: March 19, 2020 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, & Librarians From:  Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, HR & Equity These uncertain times remind us of the enduring strength of our community. We affirm our longstanding commitment developing an intentionally inclusive working and learning environment for everyone, and continue to embed the principles of equity, diversity … Read More

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March 18th, 2020

COVID-19 HRIS Processing Guide

Date: March 18, 2020 To: Business Officers (via AMS listserv) HR Divisional Offices From:  HRIS Help Desk, Division of Human Resources & Equity Further to the message sent March 14 on COVID-19 pay continuity, we are providing instructions on how to process pandemic payments in HRIS. Reference Guide and Support This reference chart tables the … Read More

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March 18th, 2020

COVID-19 Message to the Community from the Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Hello, I am writing to provide an update on the operations of University of Toronto Equity Offices and Office of Indigenous Initiatives listed here: Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA) Office Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office Sexual & Gender Diversity Office Office of Indigenous Initiatives UTM Equity & Diversity Office UTSC Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion … Read More

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March 17th, 2020

COVID-19 Pay Continuity

Return to General COVID-19 Resources The University intends to keep most employees – staff appointed and casual –  ‘whole’ for the period of March 14 – April 30. Employees will be updated after this period if circumstances change. Please review the detailed Guidelines on Employee Absences Due to COVID-19. These Guidelines are intended to ensure that those employees … Read More

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March 17th, 2020

Continuity of Critical Functions that Support University of Toronto Core Activities

Return to General COVID-19 Resources As published in [COVID-19] Critical Operations to Support University’s Core Commitments (PDAD&C #54), University Operations and Human Resources & Equity are ensuring that we have the staff we need in critical areas working to support the University’s core activities such as: On site support: Facilities & Services Ancillary Services Critical … Read More

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March 17th, 2020

COVID-19 Remote & Flexible Work Arrangements

Return to General COVID-19 Resources After identifying critical functions, managers, division heads, and Deans should implement work-from-home arrangements for their teams, effective immediately. We expect that most of our faculty and staff will be working from home. However, for the University to deliver on our commitments to teaching, residences and critical research, and the services to … Read More

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March 14th, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

Date: March 14, 2020 To: All Faculty, Librarians, and Staff From:  Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and Provost Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives Dear colleagues, We are writing to provide additional details related to yesterday’s Update on COVID-19 and the University’s response. We thank you for your patience as the University implements several new measures to assist in efforts to slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19 … Read More

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March 13th, 2020

Support and Advice for Employees During COVID-19

As we all we look for ways to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are faced with frequent news updates and it is natural to experience some degree of concern, fear, stress or anxiety. It is important that, as the situation continues to unfold, we support and care for each other. The University encourages faculty, staff, librarians … Read More Continue reading...
March 13th, 2020

Maintaining Business Continuity Amid COVID-19

Date: March 13, 2020 To: Divisional HR Offices; Division of HR & Equity From:  Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Division of HR & Equity Ihab Khalil, Director, Finance & Operations, Division of HR & Equity Further to the President’s statement earlier today about the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to advise the community about … Read More

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March 13th, 2020

Update on COVID-19 and the University’s response

Date: March 13, 2020 To: All Faculty, Librarians, and Staff From:  Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and Provost Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Dear Colleagues, This message is in follow-up to the President’s statement earlier today about the COVID-19 pandemic. We are putting in place several … Read More

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March 13th, 2020

HR & Equity Direction on Events Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Date: March 13, 2020 To: Divisional HR Offices; Division of HR & Equity From:  Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, HR & Equity Hi everyone, In harmony with the University of Toronto’s recommendation to postpone or cancel all non-essential events amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Division of HR & Equity will be: Cancelling all non-essential events from today … Read More

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March 12th, 2020

Update on COVID-19 and the University’s response

Date: March 12, 2020 To: All Faculty, Staff and Librarians From:  Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and Provost Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research, Innovation and Strategic Initiatives Dear Colleagues, We continue to monitor the development of the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that members of our community are concerned, and we want to assure you that the University is … Read More

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March 10th, 2020

COVID-19 Workplace Operational Update #1 – Green Shield Benefits

Date: March 10, 2020 To: University of Toronto employees traveling to COVID-19 affected areas From:  Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity The University advises all members of the community to carefully consider any non-essential business and personal travel that is planned in the coming weeks. The situation is evolving rapidly in many parts of … Read More

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March 8th, 2020

Statement on International Women’s Day

Date: March 8, 2020 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, & Librarians From:  Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, HR & Equity On March 8, International Women’s Day, we recognize and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Officially recognized by the United Nations in 1977, the day originated from women’s participation in twentieth century … Read More

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