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HR & Equity Memos

May 22nd, 2020

Shavuot in the Workplace

Date: May 22, 2020 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, & Librarians Cc: Division of HR & Equity; Divisional HR Offices;  Equity Officers From:  Karima Hashmani, Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Division of HR & Equity Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Division of HR & Equity As the U of T community prepares … Read More

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May 19th, 2020

USW General Membership Meeting – June 18, 2020

Date: May 19, 2020 To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors & Chairs; Professional & Managerial Staff From:  Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity I am writing to inform you that United Steelworkers Local 1998 will be holding a General Membership Meeting requiring release time for June 18, 2020 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. In accordance with … Read More

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May 19th, 2020

UniForum Update: Confirmation of No Collection

Date: May 19, 2020 To: UniForum Steering Committee Members, Primary Contacts, Respondents, and Function Reviewers From:  Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity (Executive Sponsor) Scott Mabury, Vice-President, Operations & Real Estate Partnerships (Executive Sponsor) We are writing to provide an update on the UniForum benchmarking program. After careful consideration and in response to your … Read More

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May 13th, 2020

2020 Performance Assessment Process – Launch Delayed

Date: May 13, 2020 To: Professional & Managerial Staff Confidential Staff Research Associates & Senior Research Associates Advancement Professionals From:  Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President HR & Equity Dear colleagues, Given the extenuating and challenging circumstances of COVID-19, the launch of the 2019/2020 Performance Assessment Process for Professional and Managerial staff, Confidential staff, Senior Research Associates, Research … Read More

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May 8th, 2020

Maintaining Engagement & Recognition during COVID-19

Date: May 8, 2020 To: All Faculty, Staff and Librarians From:  Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Division of HR & Equity Dear colleagues, The University of Toronto consistently ranks among the best universities in the world because of the vital daily contributions of you, our faculty, staff and librarians. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted … Read More

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May 7th, 2020

Employee Wellness in the Remote Workplace

Date: May 7, 2020 To: All Faculty, Staff and Librarians From:  Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and Provost Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity Dear colleagues, As we adapt to the widespread changes associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the University is committed to supporting wellness in the workplace. The measures we take individually and collectively to … Read More

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May 6th, 2020

Best Practices for Leading and Managing Remotely

Date: May 6, 2020 To: HR Divisional Offices Chief Administrative Officers (via the CAO Listserv) From:  Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Please distribute broadly to managers, supervisors, and leaders within your respective areas. Dear Colleagues, Our community had to quickly shift and adapt to working at home, and we may need to continue … Read More

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May 5th, 2020

Change in parking procedure for essential staff, St. George campus

Date: May 5, 2020 To: Chief Administrative Officers HR Managers & Directors Business officers on the St. George campus (via the AMS Listserv) From:  Anne Macdonald, Assistant Vice-President, Ancillary Services In late March, an emergency decision was made to allow essential staff to park on campus at no cost. For staff who did not already … Read More

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April 21st, 2020

Looking ahead to May

Date: April 21, 2020 To: Faculty, librarians and staff Cc: Division of HR & Equity; Divisional HR Offices;  Equity Officers 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 The University of Toronto community has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with outstanding … Read More

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April 21st, 2020

Ramadan in the Workplace

Date: April 21, 2020 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, & Librarians Cc: Division of HR & Equity; Divisional HR Offices;  Equity Officers From:  Karima Hashmani, Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Division of HR & Equity Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Division of HR & Equity As members of the U of T … Read More

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April 15th, 2020

Orthodox Easter in the Workplace

Date: April 8, 2020 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, & Librarians Cc: Division of HR & Equity; Divisional HR Offices;  Equity Officers From:  Karima Hashmani, Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Division of HR & Equity Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Division of HR & Equity As members of the U of T … Read More

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April 8th, 2020

Maundy Thursday in the Workplace

Date: April 8, 2020 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, & Librarians Cc: Division of HR & Equity; Divisional HR Offices;  Equity Officers From:  Karima Hashmani, Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Division of HR & Equity Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Division of HR & Equity As members of the U of T … Read More

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April 7th, 2020

Passover in the Workplace

Date: April 7, 2020 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, & Librarians Cc: Division of HR & Equity; Divisional HR Offices;  Equity Officers From:  Karima Hashmani, Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Division of HR & Equity Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Division of HR & Equity As the U of T community prepares … Read More

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April 6th, 2020

COVID-19 HR Systems Updates

Date: April 6, 2020 To: Business Officers (via AMS listserv) HR Divisional Offices Cc: Chief Administrative Officers (via the CAO listserv) From:  Division of Human Resources & Equity In response to ongoing developments related to management and tracking of COVID19-related items within our community, we have made a number of updates to existing workflows and … Read More

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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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