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  • 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.

  • 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
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Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6.
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