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    Moving forward on benefits review

    Work continues on the comprehensive review of Queen’s employee benefits plan, following successful education and consultation activities last fall.

    The Multi-Employee Group Employee Benefits Committee, which is comprised of participants from university employee groups and the university’s benefits consultant, Mercer, co-ordinated the activities.

    “We are pleased so many employees took the opportunity to ask questions at the sessions and provide feedback through the survey,” says Dan Bradshaw, Associate Vice-Principal (Human Resources). “This input will be invaluable to the committee.”

    Queen’s Human Resources hosted nine employee education sessions between Oct. 19 and Nov. 2. Approximately 600 employees from various employee groups attended the sessions, where they learned more about the employee benefits plan and had the opportunity to ask questions.

    The PowerPoint slides from the education sessions with audio narrative are available on the HR website for employees who wish to view them again and for those who were unable to attend. 

    HR followed up the education sessions with an electronic survey, which was sent to all Queen’s employees who are eligible for insured benefits. The response rate was high, with nearly 50 per cent of individuals filling out the survey. Mercer, the university’s benefits consultant, is currently reviewing the responses, which will help inform the committee’s work.

    More information about the employee benefits review is available on the HR website. Employees can send questions about the project to benefits.project@queensu.ca.