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2013 News

  • 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

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