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September 28th, 2017

University of Toronto honours long service employees

On Wednesday, September 27, 279 members of the University of Toronto community were honoured for their commitment to the university through 25, 35, and 40 years of continuous service. In the group being celebrated: 125 individuals who had given 25 years of continuous service; 92 individuals who had given 35 years of continuous service; and, 62 individuals who had given 40 years of … Read More

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June 19th, 2017

U of T celebrates retiring faculty and staff

Each spring, the University honours employees as they embark on their next adventure: retirement. This year’s celebration took place at Hart House on Thursday, May 11, 2017. See who’s on the list of 2016–17 U of T retirees (PDF, 31 kB) Look through our album of 2017 Retirement Reception photos on Flickr

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May 31st, 2017

Canada Savings Bond Program to be discontinued November 1

Earlier this year, the Government of Canada announced that it will discontinue the sale of Canada Savings Bonds (CSBs). Consequently, CSBs will no longer be available for purchase through the Payroll Savings Program as of November 2017. What this means for participants in the CSB Payroll Savings Program Your CSB contributions will continue to be … Read More

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May 24th, 2017

Holiday Schedule 2017–18 and 2018–19

Date: May 24, 2017 To: All Faculty & Staff From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost CC: HR Divisional Offices Re: Holiday Schedule 2017–18 and 2018–19 In planning the University’s holiday schedule, we make every effort to provide a two-week closure in December, knowing how all of us appreciate … 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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June 10th, 2015

Updates to the Employment Standards Act (2000) that affect you

Date: June 10, 2015 To: All University of Toronto Employees From: Erin Jackson, Executive Director, Integrated HR (iHR) Re: Updates to the Employment Standards Act (2000) that affect you In Ontario, the Employment Standards Act (2000) sets minimum standards in respect of various terms of employment. The Employment Standards Act (ESA) was recently amended to … 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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May 15th, 2015

Employee engagement survey – high level results released

May 15, 2015 Results from the latest Speaking Up Employee Experience Survey indicate that staff and faculty are proud to work at the University of Toronto (U of T) and that the majority would recommend U of T as a good place to work: 88% of employees indicated that they “feel proud” to work at U … Read More

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May 5th, 2015

Employee Child Care needs in the event the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario engages in Job Action

Date: May 5, 2015 To: All eligible University of Toronto faculty & staff From: Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity; Francesca Dobbin, Director, Family Programs & Services, Human Resources & Equity Cc: The Bulletin; HR Divisional Offices Re: Employee Child Care needs in the event the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario engages in Job … Read More

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March 24th, 2015

U of T’s ‘Bring Our Children to Work Day’: April 23, 2015

March 24, 2015 The U of T Bring Our Children to Work Day (St. George, UTM, and UTSC campuses) will take place on Thursday April 23, 2015. U of T Bring Our Children to Work Day is based on a program that began a number of years ago in the United States by Take Our Daughters and … 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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January 19th, 2015

New U of T emergency messaging system is now live

January 19, 2015 The University is introducing a mass messaging system to communicate with students, faculty and staff in emergencies, and everyone is asked to log in to the system to update their contact information. Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity and Jill Matus, Vice-Provost, Students announced today that the University has contracted with Blackboard … Read More

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December 11th, 2014

(2014-2015 HR#17) Reminder re Procedure for Cancellation of Classes and/or University Closure Due to Adverse Weather Conditions

To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors & Chairs; Professional & Managerial Staff; HR Divisional Offices From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost; Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Date: December 11, 2014 Re: Reminder re Procedure for Cancellation of Classes and/or University Closure Due to Adverse Weather Conditions The procedure and guidelines for the cancellation of … Read More

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November 7th, 2014

Speaking Up Survey: What Divisions have the highest participation rates so far?

November 7, 2014 Please note that your last chance to participate in the ‘Speaking Up’ survey is coming up fast. Deadline is 5 p.m. November 14. Haven’t received your survey? Here are some reasons why. Other Frequently Asked Questions are available here. In terms of response rates so far, here’s how we’re doing overall (results from … Read More

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October 29th, 2014

Have you had your say? Faculty & Staff survey closes November 14

Please note that your last chance to participate in the ‘Speaking Up’ survey is coming up fast. Deadline is 5 p.m. November 14. Haven’t received your survey? Here are some reasons why. Other Frequently Asked Questions are available here. In terms of response rates so far, here’s how we’re doing overall (results from Oct 28): Response Groups % … Read More

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October 27th, 2014

(2014-2015 HR#12) Effective November 1, new Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

HR#12, 2014 – 2015 Date: October 27, 2014 To: University of Toronto colleagues From: Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Cc: HR Divisional Offices Re: Effective November 1, new Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) After a formal and thorough review process, which included representatives from employee groups, I am pleased to advise you … Read More

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September 18th, 2014

(2014-2015 HR#5) Online only access to University of Toronto pay statements

Date: September 18, 2014 To: All University of Toronto Employee From: Deborah Ovsenny, Executive Director, Total Rewards, Human Resources & Equity Cc: HR Divisional Offices Re: Online only access to University of Toronto pay statements launching October 2014 Since March 2014, all employees at the University of Toronto have had access to view their pay … Read More

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September 18th, 2014

(2014-2015 HR#6) U of T Faculty & Staff Experience Survey 2014 starts October 20

HR#6, 2014 – 2015 Date: September 18, 2014 To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors & Chairs; Professional & Managerial Staff From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost; Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Cc: HR Divisional Offices Re: For information: U of T Faculty & Staff Experience Survey 2014 starts October 20 On Monday, October 20, … Read More

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September 4th, 2014

U of T Faculty & Staff: Starting October 20, please ‘Speak Up’!

September 4, 2014 This October, U of T will conduct its third Speaking Up employee survey, with assistance from the renowned Ipsos Reid polling organization. First launched in 2006, with a second edition in 2010, the survey results are used to gauge engagement, track progress and identify and prioritize the needs and concerns of faculty … Read More

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