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  • Successful Candidates

    Congratulations to the following individuals who were the successful candidates in recent job competitions.

  • Reposted: Changes affecting maternity and parental leave top-up payments

    The University recently discovered a compliance issue with respect to how it historically reported maternity and parental leave top-up payments to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and certain deductions made with respect to those payments.

  • Successful Candidates

    Congratulations to the following individuals who were the successful candidates in recent job competitions.

  • Successful Candidates

    Congratulations to the following individuals who were the successful candidates in recent job competitions.

  • Successful Candidates

    Congratulations to the following individuals who were the successful candidates in recent job competitions.

  • Public Sector Salary Disclosure

    The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996 requires that the University disclose the salary and benefits paid in respect to employment by the University to faculty and staff who had earnings in the previous year of $100,000 or more.

  • Successful Candidates

    Congratulations to the following individuals who were the successful candidates in recent job competitions.

  • Successful Candidates

    Congratulations to the following individuals who were the successful candidates in recent job competitions.

  • Successful Candidates

    Congratulations to the following individuals who were the successful candidates in recent job competitions.

  • Amended 2015 Monthly Calendar

    Payroll has revised the Monthly Calendar that was posted in early January for calendar year 2015. Please note that there is only one change which impacts the month of May. The May monthly cut off has been changed from May 15th to May 14th.

  • Childcare System Available

    The Childcare System is now available.

  • HR Office closed the afternoon of March 3rd, 2015

    The HR Office will be closed from 12:45 pm – 4:00 pm, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, to allow staff to attend a meeting.

  • Childcare System Unavailable Due to Hardware Failure

    The Childcare Support Application System is currently unavailable due to a hardware failure which occurred February 25th, 2015. Technical support staff are actively working to fix the problem. Once the service has been restored, this newsfeed will be updated.

  • Changes affecting maternity and parental leave top-up payments

    The University recently discovered a compliance issue with respect to how it historically reported maternity and parental leave top-up payments to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and certain deductions made with respect to those payments.

  • Successful Candidates

    Congratulations to the following individuals who were the successful candidates in recent job competitions.

  • Successful Candidates

    Congratulations to the following individuals who were the successful candidates in recent job competitions.

  • Successful Candidates

    Congratulations to the following individuals who were the successful candidates in recent job competitions.

  • Successful Candidates

    Congratulations to the following individuals who were the successful candidates in recent job competitions.

  • Pension AVCs by Payroll Deduction

    Members of the Queens Pension Plan (QPP) can make Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) by payroll deduction each month without interruption

  • Employee 2014 T4 and T4As mailed to home address

    This communication is to advise employees that 2013 T4 and T4As will be mailed to home addresses by February 28. Please review your home address on the top left corner of your paystub (see sample below), to ensure your T4 and/or T4A is sent to the correct address.

  • New Job Evaluation System Project Update – Consultants Engaged

    Recently, Queen’s and USW Local 2010 agreed to engage consultants to assist both parties in moving the joint Job Evaluation System Project forward.

  • Successful Candidates

    Congratulations to the following individuals who were the successful candidates in recent job competitions.

  • Childcare Support Plan

    The application system for the Childcare Support Plan is now available for the 2014 calendar year expenses effective December 15, 2014.

  • Tuition Support Plan

    The 2014/15 application system for the Tuition Support Plan will be available for the Winter Term effective December 15, 2014.

  • Staff Appreciation Day 2014 - Event Schedule

    Please see below for the Staff Appreciation Day events schedule

  • 2014 Staff Recognition Awards

    Principal Daniel Woolf is pleased to announce the Staff Recognition Award recipients for 2014.

  • Working towards a new job evaluation system

    Queen’s is committed to implementing a new system for job evaluation that meets the needs of today’s workforce, current legislation and human resources best practices.

  • Staff Appreciation Day 2014

    Staff Appreciation Day Dec 16th, 2014

  • Town Hall Session for Non-Unionized Staff (Grades 2-9)

    On October 3rd, Human Resources hosted a Town Hall session to present information regarding the ongoing process of modernizing communication with non-unionized staff in grades 2-9.

  • Ontario Personal Tax Increase

    The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the Ontario Government announced a personal tax increase as part of the July 2014 Budget.

  • Canada Payroll Savings Plan

    The Bank of Canada's 2014-2015 Canada Savings Plan Registration System will be available starting Oct 1, 2014. It will be available until midnight November 1, 2014. For more information please contact us.

  • Fall 2014 Learning Catalogue Announcement

    Fall 2014 Learning Catalogue Announcement

  • Special Recognition for Staff Award Nominations

    This award recognizes staff members who consistently provide outstanding contributions during their workday, directly or indirectly, to the learning and working environment

  • Tuition Support Plan

    The 2014/15 application system for the Tuition Support Plan will be available effective August 15, 2014.

  • Town Hall Session for Non-Unionized Staff (Grades 2-9)

    On July 23rd, Human Resources hosted a Town Hall session to present information regarding the ongoing process of modernizing communication with non-unionized staff in grades 2-9. This Town Hall session followed two months of focus groups to maximize engagement and consultation with this employee group. A second Town Hall will be held in September for those employees whom were unable to attend on July 23rd

  • Benefit Premiums Update for Members of the Group Benefit Plans

    The Human Resources, Total Compensation unit recently concluded the annual review of the group benefit program with the University’s provider, Great-West Life.

  • Dental Benefit - Postdoctoral Fellows represented by PSAC Local 901, Unit 2

    Effective July 1, 2014, employees appointed as a Postdoctoral fellow and are represented by PSAC Local 901 (Unit 2) will be eligible for enrollment in the Queen’s Dental Benefit Plan.

  • July 1 2014 Salary Programs –Staff Groups

  • Non-Union Wage Increase – March 13 2014

    The following is a copy of a previous communication distributed on behalf of Human Resources to affected employee groups and respective Management on March 13, 2014.

  • Minimum Wage Increases June 1, 2014

    The Ontario Government has announced the minimum wage in Ontario will be increased effective June 1, 2014.

  • Celebration of Service 2014

    Congratulations to the employees that are celebrating a milestone at Queen's University this year.

  • New EFAP Provider - Effective May 1, 2014

    Queen’s Human Resources is pleased to announced that effective May 1, 2014, our Employee and Family Assistance Program is now provided by Homewood Human Solutions.

  • HR Office Closed - April 11

    The HR Office will be closed from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm on Friday, April 11, 2014, to allow staff to attend a meeting.

  • Public Sector Salary Disclosure

    The public sector salary disclosure for 2013 has been posted on the Ministry of Finance website.

  • Final Pension Plan Contribution Increase

    The last of the phased-in increases to member pension plan contributions was implemented with January’s payroll.

  • Pension AVCs by Payroll Deduction

    Members of the Queens Pension Plan (QPP) can make Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) by payroll deduction each month without interruption, subject to a monthly contribution limit based on annual pensionable salary.

  • Notice to 2013 Term Adjuncts for Childcare Support Applications

    Employees that held an active term adjunct appointment in 2013 may experience issues when applying for Childcare support using the online application system.

  • Employee 2013 T4 and T4As mailed to home address

    This communication is to advise employees that 2013 T4 and T4As will be mailed to home addresses by February 28. Please review your home address on the top left corner of your paystub (see sample below), to ensure your T4 and/or T4A is sent to the correct address.

  • HR PeopleSoft Drop-In Centre Hours - Friday January 10th

    Are you a Timekeeper or Departmental HR Administrator who would like to use the HR PeopleSoft System with the assistance of an instructor? If so, visit the Human Resources PeopleSoft Drop-in Centre on January 10th between 2:00 pm -4:00 pm located in the Computer Lab, Faculty & Staff Learning Facilities, Mac-Corry B176.

  • Staff Appreciation Day December 10

    Queen’s will celebrate the extraordinary efforts of its staff with various activities and festivities on December 10. “Staff Appreciation Day is a chance to recognize our staff members and the important work they do all year long,” says Al Orth, Associate Vice-Principal (Human Resources). “As the day approaches, we encourage managers and all community members to reflect on the contributions of Queen’s staff and show your appreciation in any way you can.”

  • HR Office Closed – November 25

    The HR Office will be closed from 12:00 - 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013, to allow staff to attend a meeting. The office will open Tuesday November 26, 2013 at 8:30 am.

  • Pension Plan AGM Set for December 6

    The annual meeting of the Queen’s Pension Plan will be held at 1pm on Friday, December 6, 2013, in Dunning Hall Auditorium.

  • Annual AVC Lump Sum Contributions

    Members of the Queen’s Pension Plan (QPP) with pensionable earnings under $160,000 can make Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) to their pension accounts in one of two ways, either by monthly payroll deduction or by a single lump sum payment at the end of the year.

  • Canada Savings Plan Registration

    The Bank of Canada's 2013-2014 Canada Savings Plan Registration System will be available starting

  • New Fall / Winter Learning Catalogue is open for registration

    Are you seeking to sharpen your skills, to deepen your knowledge, or to explore new career opportunities? Whatever your training objectives are, we are here to help you reach your personal and professional goals. You can register for individual workshops and lunch & learn sessions as well as for one or more of our Certificate Programs.

  • Employee Photo ID Cards

    Did you miss one of the employee photo ID card sessions in the summer? Please contact Human Resources (HR) at hradmin@queensu.ca or ext. 32070 to book an appointment for your photo to be taken and card to be produced.

  • Behind the Pay Stub: National Payroll Week

    Sept 16-20 is National Payroll Week – a time to acknowledge the invaluable work of the payroll professionals who keep Canada paid.

  • Special Recognition for Staff Award Nominations

    The Special Recognition for Staff Award recognizes staff members who consistently provide outstanding contributions during their workday, directly or indirectly, to the learning and working environment at Queen’s University at a level significantly beyond what is usually expected (e.g. improving the workplace efficiency, quality of worklife, customer services, problem –solving, etc.).

  • Tuition Support Plan

    The 2013/14 application system for the Tuition Support Plan will be available effective August 15, 2013.

  • Annual salary increases processed for applicable employee groups on July pay deposit.

    Annual salary increases for employees in the General Staff groups (Confidential and Research, United Steelworkers Local 2010), CUPE Locals 229, 254 and 1302, and OPSEU Local 452 were processed on July 1, 2013 as per applicable salary programs. The new rates will be reflected in gross pay amounts on paystubs issued in July.

  • Benefit Premiums Update for Members of the Group Benefit Plans

    The Human Resources, Total Compensation unit recently concluded the annual review of the group benefit program with the University’s provider, Great-West Life. Most premiums for 2013-14 have slightly increased.

  • General Staff May 31st Pay Issue

    Please be advised that there was an error with May monthly payroll that affected General Staff. Regular hours have been processed and will be deposited on May 31st. Exception reporting for things such as vacation, sick days, lieu time used, etc. however, were not processed. These items do not affect May’s earnings. Earnings such as callback, shift premiums, and overtime (paid not banked) were also not processed. These items do have an effect on May’s earnings. Adjustments for May will be processed with the June monthly payroll. In extenuating circumstances, an off cycle cheque will be issued.

  • USW Humanity Fund Opt-out period for Current Employees Extended

    The University and the USW have agreed to re-open the Opt-Out period for existing/current employees in the USW bargaining unit. Initially, employees were required to Opt-Out of the Fund within 120 days of ratification of the new collective agreement. Now, employees who wish to opt-out of payroll deductions for the USW Humanity Fund can do so at any time by submitting the Opt-Out form.

  • Pension Statements in Production

    The 2012 Pension and Benefit Statements are in production and campus delivery is expected to begin on Tuesday (April 23). Human Resources apologizes for the significant delay in providing Plan members with their balances and projections which we appreciate play an important role in financial and retirement planning -- so much so that it was of primary importance to ensure the content was as accurate as possible, particularly in light of massive conversion of legacy data to HR PeopleSoft. Unfortunately, validation and reconciliation proved to be far more demanding (and time consuming) than anticipated, and not all issues were immediately apparent; that being said, a lot was learned along the way and we expect a return to timely delivery dates for 2013.

  • ARC & HR Staff Fitness & Wellness Programs: Spring 2013

    The ARC and HR have partnered to bring you certified trainers to lead you in various fitness and wellness lunch-time activities. These programs are designed to meet the busy executives schedule while providing opportunities for all to be active during their work day. Let us help you find that balance of work and life so that you are healthier and have a better quality of life.

  • HR Office Closed - April 11

    The HR Office will be closed from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm on Thursday, April 11, 2013, to allow staff to attend a meeting. The office will reopen on Friday, April 12, 2013.

  • Public Sector Salary Disclosure

    The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996 requires that the University disclose the salary and benefits paid in respect to employment by the University to faculty and staff who had earnings in the previous year of $100,000 or more.

  • Annual Pension Statements

    Annual Pension Statements will be delivered March 20th.

  • T4 and T4A Update

    T4s and T4As have been issued by internal mail for all active employees (just as pay stubs are issued); T4s and T4As for all others were issued through Canada Post to the address on file with Queen’s Human Resources.

  • Staff Job Vacancies Posted Daily

    In our continuing efforts to enhance services, the Client Service Team is pleased to announce the move to daily job postings.

  • Employee 2012 T4 and T4As mailed to home address

    This communication is to advise employees that 2012 T4 and T4As will be mailed to home addresses by February 28. Please review your home address on the top left corner of your paystub (see sample below), to ensure your T4 and/or T4A is sent to the correct address.

  • January payments to Graduate Research Assistants - UPDATE

    An issue has been identified regarding the dollar amount of payments made to a number of Graduate Research Assistants for the period ending January 31, 2013. The original payments were issued by Electronic Funds Transfer yesterday morning (Tuesday January 29th), and accompanying Payment Advice emails were sent out accordingly. It was identified that a number of these payments were for incorrect dollar amounts, following which a second round of payments were calculated to adjust total amounts paid out up to the proper amounts for the affected Graduate Research Assistants. This second round of payments has been processed today (Wednesday, January 30th), and therefore, the issue of incorrect payment amounts is now resolved.

  • January payments to Graduate Research Assistants - UPDATE

    An issue has been identified regarding the dollar amount of payments made to a number of Graduate Research Assistants for the period ending January 31, 2013. The original payments were issued by Electronic Funds Transfer yesterday morning (Tuesday January 29th), and accompanying Payment Advice emails were sent out accordingly. It was identified that a number of these payments were for incorrect dollar amounts, following which a second round of payments were calculated to adjust total amounts paid out up to the proper amounts for the affected Graduate Research Assistants. This second round of payments has been processed today (Wednesday, January 30th), and therefore, the issue of incorrect payment amounts is now resolved.

  • Upcoming Changes to Payroll Cut-Off Dates

    The February and March monthly payroll calendars have been established. Please take note of the early payroll deadline dates of February 13th and March 14th to accommodate the production of T4s and the year-end process. The monthly payroll calendars for the remainder of the year will be posted by March 31st, 2013.

  • HR PeopleSoft Drop-in Centre Hours

    Are you a Timekeeper or Departmental HR Administrator who would like to use the HR PeopleSoft System with the assistance of an instructor? If so, visit the Human Resources PeopleSoft Drop-in Centre on

  • Pension Plan Annual General Meeting

    The annual general meeting of members of the Queen's Pension Plan, including retired members is Friday December 7, 2012 from 1pm to 3pm in Dunning Hall Auditorium.

  • Mental Health First Aid Training

    Student Affairs is offering a 2-day course to improve mental health literacy at Queen’s. Spots for the upcoming session being held Tuesday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 12 are available to staff, faculty, and students.

  • HR PeopleSoft Paystub Year to Date Totals

    Since the PeopleSoft implementation in March, YTD totals on paystubs did not include January and February 2012 earnings and deductions. This is because as we transitioned to PeopleSoft, YTD totals from the legacy system had to be converted and tested before being included on paystubs. Testing is complete and YTD totals on November paystubs will reflect current amounts for the 2012 calendar year.

  • Take Our Kids to Work Day - Wednesday November 7, 2012

    Take Our Kids to Work Day is a national program for Grade 9 students organized by “The Learning Partnership” which many schools and employers across the country participate in. This program highlights the importance of education, skills development, and training while giving the Grade 9 students the opportunity to experience the world of work and the variety of career opportunities available to them.

  • Upcoming Changes to Payroll Cut-Off Dates

    The November and December Payroll calendars have been established. Please take note of the changes to the Monthly, Casual and Bi-Weekly Payroll cut-off dates.

  • Senior Salary Review - Compensation Plan

    Merit Appraisal and Salary Increase Program for senior non-academic administrators

  • Annual AVC lump sum contributions due by November 9

    Members of the Queens Pension Plan (QPP) with pensionable earnings under $155,000 can make Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) to their pension accounts in one of two ways, either by monthly payroll deduction or by a single lump sum payment at the end of the year.

  • HR Client Service Team (CST) Faculty/Portfolio Update

    Seven months ago, Human Resources introduced the Client Service Team (CST) to the university at the same time as our transition to HR PeopleSoft. Since that time, we have had an opportunity to reflect on our ability to provide effective service to our clients and are pleased to announce the two final HR Advisor roles within CST have been filled. Resulting adjustments to client service portfolios have been made where necessary to better meet our client needs.

  • Canada Savings Bonds

    The Bank of Canada Plan registration System will be available starting Monday, October 01, 2012 and will be available until 8:00 am November 01, 2012.

  • HR Office Closed – October 12

    The HR Office will be closed from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Friday, October 12, 2012, to allow staff to attend a meeting. The office will open and the main phone line will be answered after 12:30 pm, Friday.

  • Update- Letter distribution regarding retroactive salary adjustments for employees in the USW Bargaining Unit

    Letters will be distributed over the next few days (between Oct 5 and Oct 10) for those employees who received retroactive salary payments that were processed in the September monthly pay for the period of July 1, 2011 – June 30 2012 and July 1, 2012 – August 31, 2012.

  • 2012 CPP Changes

    Changes to the Canadian Pension Plan.

  • Retroactive payments for Employees in USW 2010 Bargaining Unit

    The United Steelworkers (USW) 2010 collective agreement was ratified on August 7, 2012. Salary adjustments for eligible employees in the USW Bargaining Unit were processed in the September monthly pay.

  • HR PeopleSoft Training Sessions for Timekeepers of USW Bargaining Unit Employees

    HR PeopleSoft Training Sessions for Timekeepers of USW bargaining unit employees will be offered in October. The course will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of existing Time Reporting Codes (TRC), Compensatory Plans (i.e. Overtime) and Schedules in HR PeopleSoft Time and Labour. Also covered will be new Time Reporting Codes (TRC) and Compensatory Plans for USW bargaining unit employees.

  • Learning Catalogue Now Available for Registration

    Staff who aspire to improving their skills and deepen their knowledge can sign up for a variety of individual workshops and certificate programs offered by Human Resources. Workshops begin the last week of September and continue through to the end of June.

  • Casual and Biweekly Payroll Cut-Off Change

    The Casual and Biweekly payroll cut-off for the September 28th pay date has been changed to Monday September 17th at 4:30pm. This change is required as there are three pays occurring on September 28th, 2012 (Biweekly, Casual and Monthly).

  • Removal of Position Re-evaluation Freeze for General Staff

    The re-evaluation freeze that has been in place for positions in grades 2 through 9 (including General Staff, Research and United Steelworkers 2010 bargaining unit positions) will be removed, effective September 1, 2012.

  • Legislation freezes executive compensation

    Bill 55, provincial legislation passed in June, amends the Broader Sector Accountability Act, 2010 to include restraints on compensation for designated executives. These restraints are retroactive to March 31, 2012 replacing ones that expired then. While the university must abide by Bill 55 and the limits it places on broader public sector compensation, this in no way diminishes the value the university places on the employees’ contributions, nor on the significance of those contributions to the university’s collective commitment to excellence.

  • USW Humanity Fund Opt-Out Form is Available

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  • Queen's, USW Local 2010 Ratify First Collective Agreement

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  • Queen's, USW Local 2010 Ratify First Collective Agreement

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  • August Payroll Cutoffs

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  • Managers'/Supervisors' Information Meetings

    In addition to the training being offered in collaboration with the IRC, the Employee and Labour Relations Unit will be conducting sessions to introduce managers to the new Collective Agreement with USW Local 2010 (General Support Staff, grades 2-9).

  • USW Local 2010 Bargaining Unit - General Support Staff (Grades 2-9)

    Information sessions and ratification of new collective agreement.

  • Managing in a Unionized Environment

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  • 2012 Payroll Calendar

    A complete 2012 casual payroll calendar has been posted on the HR website.

  • Instructions for Renewing Research Contracts and the July 1, 2012 Salary Increase Program

    Please see below for instructions on renewing research contracts and how the July 1, 2012 salary increase program will be applied. As the Contract Hire System is available and paper contracts are no longer needed, the process is different from previous years.

  • Steps to Wellness: Queen’s Walking Club

    Join us each week for 45 minutes of outdoor activity. The ARC and HR have partnered to bring you certified trainers to lead an 8 week lunch-time series on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:05 to 12:50.

  • Early Closure of HR Office May 11

    The HR Office will close at 3pm on Friday, May 11, to accommodate staff office moves.

  • HR PeopleSoft Contract Hire System Update

    Since Friday, March 9, 2012 we have been experiencing problems with the HR PeopleSoft Contract Hire system. Thank you for your patience while we worked on these issues—they have been resolved. The system is now available to enter and process Casual, Research and Student contracts.

  • HR PeopleSoft Pay Stub

    This week monthly paid employees will receive the new HR PeopleSoft pay stub.

  • Public Sector Salary Disclosure

    The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996 requires that the University disclose the salary and benefits paid in respect to employment by the University to faculty and staff who had earnings in the previous year of $100,000 or more.

  • Volunteer Opportunities at the Special Olympics

    Queen’s will play a prominent role in the upcoming 2012 Special Olympics Provincial Games May 31-June 3rd .

  • Important Information for Travellers to Cuba

    Our group benefits carrier, Great-West Life, has provided new contact information for plan members requiring emergency medical assistance in Cuba.

  • Solvency Relief Update

    Further to October’s financial update from Vice-Principal Caroline Davis and Provost Alan Harrison, the University has submitted its application to the Ontario government for temporary pension solvency relief.

  • HR CST Porfolio Communication

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  • New Methods Additional/One-Time Payments to Faculty/Staff

    Following the transition to HR PeopleSoft in February, the Salary Requisition system used for one-time and additional payments to Queen’s faculty and staff will be decommissioned. Payments that used to be processed through this system will now be paid either through HR PeopleSoft Time & Labour or by using a new form

  • Mental Health First Aid Training

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  • Important February 2012 Cut-Off Dates

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  • New Workshops Available for 2012

    New Workshops Available for 2012. Check out the learning catalogue and register for some workshops before they are full!

  • Staff Appreciation Day Winners

    Congratulations to the Staff Appreciation Day Winners!

  • Foundational Leadership Program Begins January 2012

    The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce the second offering of the Foundational Leadership Program for supervisors and managers.

  • February Dates to Remember

    Important February Dates to Remember

  • Important December Payroll Dates

    Important December Payroll Dates

  • Timing of QUASR Transition

    The QUASR Executive Committee met earlier today and reviewed progress towards the January 1st implementation date for QUASR. The Executive Committee decided to provide extra time to ensure that configurations for individual departments and final updates to the system identified through extensive user testing have been verified. It will also provide an extra measure of assurance that appropriate security controls are in place as well as client services and help desk support for users during the transition. The new system will be implemented by the end of February, at the latest.

  • Tuition Support Benefit Plan

    Online registration for the 2011 - 2012 academic year is now available

Queen's Human Resources
Fleming Hall, Stewart-Pollock Wing
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6.
T: 613.533.2070 | F: 613.533.6196
hradmin@queensu.ca