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HR & Equity Memos

February 11th, 2020

CUPE 3902, Unit 5 Renewal Collective Agreement – Information Sessions

Date: February 11, 2020 To: Principal Investigators & Business Officers From:  Labour Relations, Division of Human Resources & Equity Hello all, You are invited to attend one of the following information sessions which have been scheduled regarding the Renewal Collective Agreement between the University and CUPE 3902, Unit 5 representing Employee Postdoctoral Fellows. These information … Read More

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January 29th, 2020

Message from the University regarding the coronavirus

Date: January 29, 2020 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, & Librarians From:  Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), HR & Equity In January 2020, a novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified as the cause of an outbreak of pneumonia originating in Wuhan. Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health advises that the risk to … Read More

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January 29th, 2020

Remembrance and Action against Faith-Based Discrimination

Date: January 29, 2020 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, & Librarians From:  Karima Hashmani, Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, HR & Equity Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), HR & Equity This week, the University of Toronto joins communities across Canada to observe the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27 and … Read More

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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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January 21st, 2020

Forward momentum on the University Pension Plan Ontario

Date: January 21, 2020 To: Participants in the University of Toronto Pension Plan From:  Angela Hildyard, Special Advisor to the President & Provost Dear colleagues, The end of 2019 was an intensive work period in the creation of the University Pension Plan Ontario (UPP) during which several significant milestones were achieved. In December, the University … Read More

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January 21st, 2020

HR Service Centre Launch Details

Date: January 21, 2020 To: University of Toronto Staff, Faculty & Librarians From:  Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Division of HR & Equity Dear colleagues, As you may already be aware, in Fall 2019 the University of Toronto launched the Enterprise Service Centre. We have now expanded this service desk solution to help the … Read More

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January 15th, 2020

Employee Child Care needs in the event of an Ontario teachers’ strike

Date: January 15, 2020 To: University of Toronto Staff, Faculty, & Librarians From: Francesa Dobbin, Director, Family Programs & Services, Human Resources & Equity Cc: Divisional Human Resources Offices As you may know, the unions representing Ontario’s teachers are in bargaining with the provincial government and the Ontario school boards. In the event of any … Read More

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January 10th, 2020

Staff Announcement: Director, Finance & Operations

Date: January 10, 2019 To: HR Divisional Offices; Division of HR & Equity From:  Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, HR & Equity Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), HR & Equity We are delighted to announce that Ihab Khalil has accepted the newly created role of Director, Finance & Operations, and will be joining the Division … Read More

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January 9th, 2020

Supporting a workplace that is free of harassment and discrimination

Date: January 9, 2020 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, & Librarians From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, HR & Equity Cc: Division of HR & Equity; Divisional Human Resources Offices The University of Toronto strives to be a workplace that is inclusive and welcoming for all members of our community. Workplace incivility, harassment and discrimination take … Read More

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December 5th, 2019

Staff Announcement: Director, Indigenous Initiatives

Date: December 5, 2019 To: HR Divisional Offices; Division of HR & Equity From:  Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and Provost Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity We are delighted to announce that Shannon Simpson, member of the Mississaugas of Alderville First Nation, has been appointed to the role of Director, Indigenous Initiatives as of January … Read More

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November 8th, 2019

Staying Healthy This Flu Season

Date: November 8, 2019 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, & Librarians From:  Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and Provost Cc:  Divisional HR Offices Flu season has started and there are many ways you can avoid catching or spreading the virus. In addition to frequent hand-washing and staying home if … Read More

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November 4th, 2019

For Action: Launch of the DEFERRED 2019 Annual Performance Assessment process for Professional & Managerial and Confidential staff

Date: November 4, 2019 To: Participants and Reviewers in the deferred 2019 Performance Assessment process for PM and Confidential Staff From:  Karina Villar, Manager, Compensation, Human Resources & Equity Cc:  Divisional HR Offices Further to Chief Human Resources Officer Erin Jackson’s message of April 10, 2019, I am writing to announce the launch of the … Read More

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October 24th, 2019

Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas in the Workplace

Date: October 23, 2019 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, & Librarians From:  Karima Hashmani, Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Division of HR & Equity Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Division of HR & Equity Cc:  Division of HR & Equity; Divisional HR Offices;  Equity Officers As the U of T community prepares … Read More

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October 23rd, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellows – Collective Agreement Renewal (CUPE 3902, Unit 5)

Date: October 23, 2019 To: Principal Investigators; PDAD&C; CAOs From:  Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Cc:  Divisional HR Offices Please be advised that the University and CUPE 3902 will soon commence collective bargaining for the renewal of the Unit 5 (Postdoctoral Fellows) collective agreement. Any feedback or recommendations you may have in respect … Read More

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October 18th, 2019

Replacing the HR & Equity Website

Date: October 18, 2019 To: Divisional HR Offices; Division of HR & Equity From:  Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Division of HR & Equity Dear colleagues, I am writing to provide you with a reminder that the HRE website will be replaced later this year as part of the ongoing HR Digital Transformation. You will receive another notice closer to the switch-over … Read More

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October 15th, 2019

Launch of the Annual Goal Setting process for Advancement Professionals

Date: October 15, 2019 To: Advancement Professionals From:  Karina Villar, Manager, Compensation Cc:  Divisional HR Offices Dear colleagues, Further to the September 26, 2019 memo from Kelly Hannah-Moffat, the 2019/20 Goal Setting process has begun for Advancement Professionals. For additional information, please refer to the Goal Setting timelines posted on the Performance Management web page. … Read More

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October 15th, 2019

Federal Election – October 21, 2019

Date: October 15, 2019 To: University of Toronto Faculty & Staff From:  Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Cc:  Divisional HR Offices; Division of HR & Equity   The Federal Election will be held October 21, 2019. In the forthcoming Federal Election on Monday, October 21, 2019, voting hours will run from 9:30 a.m. … Read More

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October 11th, 2019

CUPE 3902 Units 1 and 3 Vacation Pay Entitlements

Date: October 10, 2019 To: Designated Authorities, CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Designated Authorities, CUPE 3902 Unit 3 From:  Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Cc:  Chief Administrative Officers (via the CAO Listserv) Chairs and Directors Business Officers (via the AMS Listserv) Divisional HR Offices Alexander Brat, Executive Director, Labour Relations, Human Resources & Equity … Read More

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October 8th, 2019

Reintroducing Wellness and Learning at the University of Toronto:

Date: October 8, 2019 To: University of Toronto Staff From:  Teresa Scannell, Integrated Wellness Consultant, Division of HR & Equity   Earlier this year, the University announced the launch of a new sustainable staff wellness initiative to help meet the full spectrum of staff wellness needs, and enhance the coordination, collaboration and communication of wellness programs and … Read More

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October 4th, 2019

Employee Child Care Needs in the Event of School Closures

Date: October 4, 2019 To: University of Toronto Managers & Supervisors Cc: Divisional HR Offices From:  Francesca Dobbin, Director, Family Programs & Services, Human Resources & Equity The Toronto District School Board and other school boards across the GTA have stated that in the event of a strike, all of its schools will be closed … Read More

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