Human Resources

Human Resources

Human Resources

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Central Fund and Child Care & Tuition Support Fund

Those who employ research, grant and contract employees contribute to both the Central Fund and to the Child Care & Tuition Support Fund in order to provide for various employee related benefits and obligations. The required contributions and the specific benefits are as follows:

Central Fund

The central fund, established to provide for payments to research, grant and contract employees necessitated by sick leave, maternity, parental and adoption leaves, severance pay and benefits for long term disability recipients, provides internal insurance for those who employ research, grant and contract employees. Contributions to the central fund are required for all at Queen's who employ research, grant and contract employees and involve payment of an amount equal to 1% of all salaries paid to research, grant and contract employees.

Sick Leave

Those at Queen's who employ research, grant and contract workers are responsible for paying the first month's salary of an employee on sick leave. The next few months of sick leave (up to five months) will be paid from the central fund, upon presentation of a statement from the employee's doctor. Absences beyond this six-month continuous period can be insured (at the employee's expense and if the employee chooses this benefit) and covered by the Long-Term Disability Plan. The Sick Leave plan is administered in accordance with the policy.

Maternity, Parental and Adoption Leave

The central fund pays the University's contribution to the salary and benefits during maternity and parental leaves, in accordance with the policy. However, those at Queen's who employ research, grant and contract employees are responsible for any accrued vacation entitlement while the employee is on maternity or parental leave.

Benefits Associated With LTD

The central fund pays employer benefit costs associated with long-term disability.

Notice and Severance Pay

Those at Queen's who employ research, grant and contract employees are responsible for costs of Notice pay required under the Employment Standards Act for research, grant and contract employees who are not renewed at the natural end of a term appointment or terminated pursuant to provisions as outlined in their individual employment contract. Contact your HR Advisor for assistance with termination/non-renewal processes, including to confirm the length of notice required for individual employees, which will be based on overall years of service with the University. The Central Fund will pay all severance costs required under the Employment Standards Act for research, grant and contract employees as well as any additional Notice payments as outlined in termination provisions of employment contracts.  Contributions to the central fund for research, grant and contract employees, currently specified as 1% of salary, will be adjusted when appropriate to ensure that no substantial deficit accumulates.

Tuition Support and Childcare Fund

This fund was established in order to fund the child care benefit plan and the tuition support plan for research, grant and contract employees. Those who employ contract employees contribute an amount equal to 0.5% of all salaries paid to contract employees.

Learn more about the Child Care Benefit Plan and the Tuition Support Plan...