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May 31st, 2018

Enhancing Career Development: changes to ODLC structure/organization and leadership

Over the next year, the ODLC will undergo an organizational transformation to better help U of T employees fulfil their career potential. This transformation is informed by internal and external reviews of the Organizational Development & Learning Centre (ODLC) that have been conducted over the past two years. The resulting report, published in late 2017, … Read More

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May 23rd, 2018

Holiday Schedule 2018-19 and 2019-20

Date: May 23, 2018 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 2018-19 and 2019-20 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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May 10th, 2018

Launch of the Consistent Job Description Pilot

Three years ago, the Division of Human Resources & Equity began implementing changes to streamline and modernize the job evaluation process for over 4,000 University positions in the USW bargaining unit. First, to address delays in the system and resolve the large number of disputes, the University negotiated a new agreement with the Union and … Read More

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May 9th, 2018

On the road to revolutionizing U of T’s human resources

It’s a technology plan that’s expected to save U of T $1.5 million annually and create a cohesive, efficient digital workplace. Over the next five years, the new Human Resources Technology Roadmap, launched in September 2017, will modernize U of T’s HR systems – creating seamless team collaboration and efficiencies across the University. “Our plan … Read More

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May 8th, 2018

Who will you recognize? U of T launches everyday recognition platform

U of T has a lot to celebrate – with over 20,000 faculty, staff and librarians helping 88,766 students realize their goals every day. Now, employees across all three campuses can easily recognize each other’s daily accomplishments through the revamped U of T True Blue recognition program. The program, accessed through an online recognition platform, allows … Read More

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April 23rd, 2018

U of T Observes National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job

All flags on the three campuses will be lowered to half-mast on Friday April 27 to observe the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. The National Day of Mourning, officially recognized by the federal government in 1991, is held annually on April 28 in approximately 100 countries around the … Read More

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April 11th, 2018

Chancellor’s Award for Influential Leaders – Erin Jackson

Dear colleagues, I am delighted to share with you that Erin Jackson has been awarded this year’s Chancellor’s Award for Influential Leaders. This award recognizes the important work and the exceptional leadership that Erin has so far demonstrated throughout her career at the University. Erin has established herself as a knowledgeable and trusted Human Resources … Read More

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March 26th, 2018

U of T launches Manager Self-Service team management solution

Requesting, approving and tracking vacation at U of T used to involve multiple emails, spreadsheets and a lot of patience. Now, a new application for managers will streamline the vacation process, providing valuable business insights and saving time and money. The Division of Human Resources and Equity, in partnership with Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration … Read More

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March 21st, 2018

New HRIS reporting solution launching this month

3 reasons you’ll love the new HRIS reporting solution In our ongoing efforts to support and streamline payroll processing and reporting, we are pleased to announce that five new customized reports will become available to HRIS users this month. These reports are being delivered as part of the HR Technology Roadmap, a partnership between the … Read More

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February 27th, 2018

HR&E launches new HR Technology Roadmap website

Human Resources & Equity, in partnership with Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration (EASI), is pleased to announce the launch of the new HR Technology Roadmap website. The site provides a comprehensive overview of the new HR Technology Program, which aims to modernize the HR systems and launch new tools to create a more cohesive and … Read More

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February 27th, 2018

Employee Appreciation Day

Dear colleagues, March 2nd is observed globally as Employee Appreciation Day. On this day it is important to recognize how our employee’s commitment and passion contribute to fulfilling our mission. As members of the U of T Community, each of us play an important role in making the University a great place to learn, grow … Read More

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February 27th, 2018

It’s tax time again: 2017 T4 slips are now available

2017 T4, T4A, and T4ANR tax slips are available as of Friday, February 23, 2018. All employees with access to ESS will be able to view and print copies of their 2017 tax slips on Thursday, February 23, 2018. Sign into ESS to access your T4 All employees with ESS access must obtain a copy of … Read More

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February 22nd, 2018

Need to make changes to your benefits coverage?

Employees enrolled in University of Toronto Benefit Plans must submit a request to change benefits before March 16 Each year in March, the University of Toronto offers employees the opportunity to make changes to their extended health, dental, vision, and semi-private hospital benefits coverage. At this time, employees may opt to change the level of … Read More

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February 12th, 2018

HRIS Updates regarding Personal Emergency Leave and Statutory Holiday Pay for Casuals

  Date: February 12, 2017 To: Business Officers (via AMS Listserv) From: Central Payroll Services & HRIS Support Team, Division of Human Resources & Equity The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148) came into force on January 1, 2018. Effective February 12, 2018, the following resulting changes are now available in HRIS. Paid … Read More

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January 31st, 2018

Child Care Benefit online application available February 1, 2018

The 2017 Child Care Benefit (CCB) online application will be available on Employee Self-Service (ESS) starting February 1, 2018. About the Plan Who is eligible? 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 … Read More

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January 24th, 2018

Testing UT ALERT System – Jan. 31

The University of Toronto will conduct a test of the UT ALERT mass communication system on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. A test message will be sent via email and text. You are encouraged to add your cell phone number to the UT ALERT system so that you receive alerts by text message. Please log in … Read More

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January 12th, 2018

Reminder & Extension: Participants needed to consult on U of T’s AODA Report and Plan

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Office at the University is in the process of drafting its AODA Report and Plan. The purpose of the report is to outline how the University continues to meets its obligations under the AODA over the coming years. As part of this work, the Office wishes to … Read More

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January 12th, 2018

Employment Standards in Ontario

The Employment Standards Act protects employees and sets minimum standards for most workplaces in Ontario. Learn more about your rights with this poster or at ontario.ca/employmentstandards ESA-Poster-revised January 2018  

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December 15th, 2017

The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act 2017 (aka Bill 148)

On November 27, 2017, Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148) received Royal Assent, and is now law in the Province of Ontario. Bill 148 makes many changes to the workplace laws of Ontario. While some provisions came into effect immediately, others are coming into effect later. The University of Toronto is working … Read More

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December 15th, 2017

Thank you for joining us at the HR & Equity Divisional Retreat & Holiday Party!

On December 12, over 160 staff members from the Division of HR & Equity and the Divisional HR Office came together to celebrate 2017 and begin thinking about our mission, vision, and values for the years ahead. Over the next several months, consultations and work will continue to develop our mission, vision, and values and … Read More

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