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HR & Equity Memos

September 16th, 2019

Sign up for U of T’s 10,000 Steps Challenge for Staff

Date: September 16, 2019 To: University of Toronto Staff From: Integrated Wellness, Division of Human Resources & Equity Did you know that people who walk on a regular basis have increased muscle strength, higher energy levels and improved health and well-being? Walking helps reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. Health professionals … Read More

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September 9th, 2019

Introducing the Centre for Learning, Leadership & Culture (LLC)

Date: September 9, 2019 To: University of Toronto Staff From: Linda Hills, Director, Learning, Leadership & Development We are pleased to announce that the Organizational Development & Learning Centre (ODLC) is evolving to become the Centre for Learning, Leadership & Culture (LLC). The LLC’s enhanced mission will be centred on workplace culture, leadership capacity, and … Read More

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September 6th, 2019

U of T Service Animals Guideline

Date: September 5, 2019 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, and Librarians From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Dear colleagues, The University is releasing its updated Service Animals Guideline this week. The guideline applies to all members of our tri-campus University community, as well as to visitors, and is intended to ensure we … Read More

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September 5th, 2019

Staff Announcement – Executive Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Date: September 5, 2019 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Librarians, and Staff From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity I am excited to announce that Karima Hashmani has accepted the role of Executive Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), effective September 3. In this new role Karima will work with the tri-campus University Equity … Read More

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July 24th, 2019

New Staff Integrated Wellness Initiative Launches at U of T

Date: July 24, 2019 To: University of Toronto Community From: Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Division of Human Resources & Equity In honour of International Self-Care Day (ISCD), the University is proud to announce the launch of a new sustainable wellness initiative. This launch will help meet the full spectrum of staff wellness needs, … Read More

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July 18th, 2019

Email Accounts for University of Toronto Staff, Faculty and Librarians

Date: July 18, 2019 To: University of Toronto Staff From: Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Division of Human Resources & Equity Bo Wandschneider, Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Services For the past several years, the Division of Human Resources & Equity and Information Technology Services (ITS) have worked to develop guidelines to clarify entitlements … 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 4th, 2019

UPP Consent Achieved: Building A Sustainable Defined Pension Plan For The Future

Another significant milestone has been achieved towards the creation of the University Pension Plan Ontario (UPP). The required consent threshold has been surpassed at the University of Toronto, enabling the conversion to the UPP to proceed. UPP consent thresholds were also met at the University of Guelph and Queen’s University for each of the five … Read More

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June 24th, 2019

Important Work Study Program Updates & Position Submission for Fall 2019

Date: June 19, 2019 To: Business Officers (via AMS listserv) Cc: Divisional HR Offices; Division of HR and Equity From: Cherilyn Nobleza, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Human Resources & Equity Further to the launch email announcing changes to the Work Study program for this fall, I am writing to confirm changes to departmental administration of Work … Read More

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June 21st, 2019

Recognizing and Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

Date: June 21, 2019 To: University of Toronto Community Members From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, we recognize and celebrate the unique heritage and diverse cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We honour the people who have called this land home for thousands of years, … Read More

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June 19th, 2019

Job Opportunity: Director, Indigenous Initiatives

Date: June 19, 2019 To: Division of HR & Equity; Divisional HR Offices; Equity Offices From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity As you may be aware, our Director of Indigenous Initiatives, Jonathan Hamilton-Diabo, will be moving on to a new chapter at the University as the June Callwood … Read More

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June 18th, 2019

UPP Consent Form Deadline June 28: Last chance to have your say!

Date: June 18, 2019 To: Non-represented faculty and librarians, and non-unionized staff participants in the University of Toronto Pension Plan From: Angela Hildyard, Special Advisor to the President and Provost As a non-unionized employee, you play a critical role in the University Pension Plan (UPP) decision-making process – and there are now just a few … Read More

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June 13th, 2019

2019 Compensation update for Confidential, PM, AP and RA / SRA staff

Date: June 13, 2019 To: Confidential Staff; Professional & Managerial Staff; Advancement Professionals; Research Associates & Senior Research Associates From: Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Division of HR & Equity Further to my April 10, 2019 message on the launch of the Performance Assessment Process, I am pleased to update you on changes to … Read More

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June 6th, 2019

Celebrating Pride at the University of Toronto

Date: June 6, 2019 To: University of Toronto Community Members From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Pride Month at the University of Toronto offers an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment with respect to equity, diversity and inclusion to all members of our community. The raising of the Pride and Trans flags, along with … Read More

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June 5th, 2019

Important Work Study Program Updates & Position Submissions for Fall 2019

Date: June 5, 2019 To: St. George Campus Faculty & Staff From: Work Study Program Team Submit positions now for the NEW Fall – Winter 2019-2020 Work Study Program! Submission Deadline is July 5th The fall/winter Work Study Program submission period is now open. Before posting a Work Study position, please read this memo carefully. The … Read More

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June 4th, 2019

Expectations for Performance Assessment Ratings

Date: June 14, 2019 To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors & Chairs (PDADC) via Provost’s Digest From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity The 2019 Performance Assessment process for non-unionized appointed staff has begun. This annual practice serves as an important opportunity for managers to recognize employee accomplishments in a given year and to discuss opportunities for continuous professional development … Read More

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May 28th, 2019

Pension Contribution Increase, One-Time Base Salary Adjustment & New Supplemental Plan and Additional Changes to the U of T Pension Plan

Date: May 28, 2019 To: RA/SRA, Confidential, PM, and AP employees From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Pension Contribution Increase To ensure the long-term sustainability of our pension plan and align the University with the Ontario Government’s expectations for public sector defined benefit pension plans to have employee and employer contributions matched at … Read More

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May 27th, 2019

Holiday Schedule 2019-20 and 2020-21

Date: May 27, 2019 To: All Faculty & Staff From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost 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 the opportunity to have two full weeks. We also make … Read More

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May 15th, 2019

Launch of the 2019 Performance Assessment Process for Advancement Professionals

Date: May 15, 2019 To: Advancement Professionals (1AP & 2AP) From: Barb Movrin, Director, Compensation, Division of HR & Equity Further to Chief Human Resources Officer Erin Jackson’s message on April 10, 2019, I am now writing to inform you that the annual Performance Assessment Process for Advancement Professionals (APs) will begin on May 16, 2019. Some … Read More

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May 15th, 2019

Launch of the 2019 Performance Assessment Process for Research Associates (Limited Term) / Senior Research Associates

Date: May 15, 2019 To: Research Associates & Senior Research Associates From: Barb Movrin, Director, Compensation, Division of HR & Equity Further to Chief Human Resources Officer Erin Jackson’s message on April 10, 2019, I am now writing to inform you that the annual Performance Assessment Process for Research Associates / Senior Research Associates (RA / SRA) … Read More

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