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January 24th, 2020

Child Care Benefit Application open—Apply by March 12, 2020

Date: January 24, 2020 To: Eligible Faculty, Librarians and Staff From:  Ian MacEachern, Director, Benefits, Pension & Payroll, Division of Human Resources & Equity The 2019 Child Care Benefit Application is now available online through Employee Self-Service (ESS). This taxable benefit provides reimbursements to eligible U of T faculty/librarians and staff for child care expenses … Read More

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July 9th, 2019

Benefit Plan Premium Charges effective July 1, 2019

Date: July 9, 2019 To: University of Toronto employees From: Ian MacEachern, Director, Benefits, Pension & Payroll Re: Benefit Plan Premium Charges effective July 1, 2019 As a result of changing claims cost across the entire plan, the monthly employee and employer premiums will be adjusted as follows, and effective July 1, 2019: 5% increase … Read More

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July 21st, 2017

Implementation of salary and benefits agreement for faculty and librarians

Implementation of the Salary and Benefits Agreement for Faculty and Librarians, July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 (PDAD&C #2)  Source: Communications for Academic Administrators website

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July 18th, 2017

Faculty & Librarians: Benefit plan update for 2017-18 benefit year

Date: July 14, 2017 To: Faculty members and librarians From: Steve Dyce, Director, Benefits & Pensions, Division of Human Resources & Equity CC: CAO Listserv; Darlene Chow; Renee Brost; and, Sylvie Dawn Brown Re: Message for Faculty & Librarians: Benefit plan update for 2017–18 benefit year Benefit Plan Premiums Effective July 1, 2017, there will … Read More

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June 22nd, 2017

Compensation update for Confidential, PM, AP and RA / SRA staff

Date: June 23, 2017 To: Confidential Staff; Professional & Managerial Staff; Advancement Professionals; Research Associates & Senior Research Associates From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity CC: HR Divisional Offices Re: Compensation update for Confidential, PM, AP and RA / SRA staff Compensation changes Further to my message of April 13, 2017, I am … Read More

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June 14th, 2017

Enjoy fitness, dining, and culture through the Joint Membership Plan

What the Plan offers The Joint Membership Plan offers a combined, discounted membership fee for the following three University of Toronto St. George (UTSG) facilities: The Athletic Centre The University of Toronto’s (U of T) Athletic Centre provides a wide range of recreational programs for all ages and skill levels. Joint Plan members enjoy access to … Read More

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June 1st, 2017

Agreement ratified between U of T and IBEW (Machinists)

Date: June 1, 2017 To: U of T Community From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity CC: HR Divisional Offices; The Bulletin Brief Re: Agreement ratified between University of Toronto and IBEW (Machinists Unit) The University of Toronto (U of T) is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement reached May 30, 2017, between the … Read More

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March 13th, 2017

Reminder: Child Care Benefit submission deadline is March 17

Apply by Friday to get reimbursed in April To qualify for the 2016 Child Care Benefit Plan, eligible employees must submit an application by Friday, March 17, 2017. Reimbursements will be combined with your April pay. Is your application still in ‘Draft?’ For those individuals who have already logged in to add their information, please remember … Read More

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February 17th, 2017

Need to change your benefits coverage? Notify your HR Office by March 16

Every March, University of Toronto offers employees the opportunity to make changes to their extended health, dental, vision*, and semi-private hospital* benefits coverage. During this time, employees may opt to change their level of coverage or opt into a new plan. This is the only time during the year that benefits coverage can be changed, other than … Read More

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January 16th, 2017

Child Care Benefit application forms available January 16, 2017

The 2016 Child Care Benefit Plan application forms will be available on Employee Self-Service (ESS) starting January 16, 2017. About the Plan Eligibility: Eligible faculty, librarians and staff with dependent children under the age of seven are eligible for reimbursement. If both parents are eligible for reimbursement, only one parent is entitled to claim reimbursement under … Read More

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December 14th, 2016

Winter is Coming: Tips for focusing on health, wellness and embracing the season

Are you and your family looking to focus on health and well-being this holiday season? Check out the Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) Holiday Health Kit (PDF, 1 MB). It includes tips for creating financial health, dealing with depression, and approaching gatherings and resolutions in ways that are most beneficial. For a French version, please download EFAP … Read More

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December 13th, 2016

2016 Child Care Benefit application available in January

Application forms for the 2016 Child Care Benefit (CCB) will be available on Employee Self-Service (ESS) the third week of January 2017. The CCB is a University of Toronto taxable benefit where eligible employees may be reimbursed for eligible child care expenses for each child under the age of seven. More information about the CCB, … Read More

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December 8th, 2016

Benefit plan changes in effect January 1, 2017

Date: December 8, 2016 To: Colleagues who are members of UNITE HERE, Local 75 From: Steve Dyce, Director, Benefits & Pension, Division of Human Resources & Equity CC: University Operations HR Office Re: Benefit plan changes in effect January 1, 2017 Life Insurance As result of lower claims experience this past year, the life insurance … Read More

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December 6th, 2016

Enrolled in the U of T Benefit Plan? Your life insurance costs will decrease January 1

As a result of lower claims experience this past year, life insurance premiums for all employees will decrease by approximately 10% effective January 1, 2017. Staff and faculty wishing to review their benefits plan premium are encouraged to refer to the Benefits Premium Calculator located on the Human Resources & Equity website. If you have … Read More

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December 6th, 2016

2016 Annual Pension Statements

Your 2016 Annual Pension Statement is now available on Employee Self-Service. Your statement summarizes the Pension Plan benefits you have earned to June 30, 2016. Remember that statements are now provided exclusively online. Copies of all statements provided since 2012 are available on Employee Self-Service (ESS). How to View Your Pension Statement Please note that if you have not previously … Read More

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June 12th, 2015

Benefit changes and Benefit plan premiums for the 2015-2016 plan year (CUPE Local 3261 Full-Time & Part-Time)

Date: June 12, 2015 To: Colleagues who are members of UNITE HERE, Local 75 From: Steve Dyce, Director, Benefits & Pension, Division of Human Resources & Equity cc: HR Divisional Offices Re: Benefit changes and Benefit plan premiums for the 2015-2016 plan year (CUPE Local 3261 Full-Time & Part-Time) Changes recently negotiated to add coverage … Read More

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May 27th, 2015

Joint Membership Plan Reminder

May 27, 2015 About the Plan The Joint Membership Plan offers a discounted, combined membership fee for three University of Toronto facilties: Athletic Centre, Faculty Club, and Hart House. How to Join To join the Joint Membership plan, please contact your HR Divisional Office Representative and ask for the Joint Membership Application Form. How to … Read More

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February 26th, 2015

Opportunity to change your benefits – notify your HR Divisional Office by March 16

Date: February 26, 2015 To: Colleagues enrolled in University of Toronto Benefit Plans From: Steve Dyce, Director, Benefits & Pension Cc: HR Divisional Offices Re: Opportunity to change your benefits – notify your HR Divisional Office by March 16 Each year in March, the University of Toronto offers employees the opportunity to make changes to … Read More

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November 7th, 2014

VIA Rail Canada Discount Fares now available for U of T faculty & staff

November 7, 2014 As the holiday season quickly approaches, are you looking to travel as part of your celebrations? VIA Rail Canada now offers a discount on all fares to University of Toronto employees. This discount is good for 10% off the best available fare all year long (subject to change). For details of this … Read More

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