|Date||September 14, 2018|
|To:||Employees who are members of CUPE 3902, Unit 3|
|From:||Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity
Dr. Kristen Cavoukian, Vice Chair, Unit 3 CUPE 3902
|Re:||Employee and Dependent Special Circumstances Fund (RDSCF)|
During the 2017-18 round of collective bargaining, the University and CUPE 3902 Unit 3 agreed to establish an Employee and Dependant Special Circumstances Fund (EDSCF), in the amount of $50,000 per year to be held and administered by the University.
The EDSCF is intended to address urgent special circumstances resulting in financial hardship for Unit 3 bargaining unit employees and their dependants, as a result of medical and non-medical needs.
Through a collaborative joint process, the University and CUPE 3902 Unit 3 have developed criteria and an application process for approval of claims and disbursement of funds. Furthermore, the University and the Union have agreed to jointly adjudicate and administer non-medical applications for assistance under the EDSCF.
Information regarding specific criteria and the application process is available at: benefits.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/special-circumstances-fund.
With the introduction of the EDSCF, retroactive claims submitted by October 15, 2018 will be accepted for the period of January 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018.