Human Resources news
The Quebec Parental Insurance Plan, which comes into effect on January 1, 2006, replaces the maternity, parental and adoption benefits currently available under the Federal Employment Insurance Plan. Benefits associated with a birth or adoption taking place on or after January 1, 2006, will be paid under this new plan. Among other things, parents will be able to choose between two benefit options and decide the duration of their leave as well as their income replacement rate. Visit the Régime québécois d'assurance parentale (RQAP) website linked below for further details.
It is now possible for you to view your pay stubs, elect not to receive a printed pay stub, and view and/or update personal information through Minerva, McGill's secure website for both students and staff.
Performance evaluations must be completed for all employees for the period under review and this evaluation must be documented. The Assessment Guidelines for the Award of Merit may assist you in discussing the recommended merit category with employees.
Canada Savings Bonds go on sale shortly and, once again, the University is pleased to offer every employee the opportunity to purchase them through automatic payroll deduction. Your bond purchase amount is deducted from each pay and starts earning interest when your funds are received. Your principal and interest are guaranteed by the Government of Canada. The Payroll Savings Program is a simple, convenient and secure way to save for tomorrow.
Staff Development fall calendar, new Leadership Development Program, improved workshops, finance and software courses, French Conversation at Work and development tips.
Following the presentation at Management Forum on June 7, 2005, the McGill Competency Directory and presentation are available for download from the HR website. A resounding thank you to all of those who participated in this process!
The Staff Development Calendar this spring offers both new courses, such as Project Management, Presentation Skills, and Diversity in the Workplace, along with all the old favourites...
If you are a member of the Supplemental Health and/or Dental Plans and have incurred any health and/or dental expenses for the period from January 1 to December 31, 2004, you have until March 31, 2005 to submit your claims to Manulife Financial for reimbursement.
On April 28, 2004, a merger agreement between Manulife Financial Corporation and John Hancock Financial Services Inc. was completed. In Canada, this merger meant that Maritime Life - a subsidiary of John Hancock Financial Services - became part of the Manulife Group of Companies. This merger has not affected the administration of our Health and Dental Plans. The benefits you currently enjoy, plus the plan improvements introduced in January 2005, have not changed. The plan contract number is still 7257. However, starting early in 2005, you will begin to see – and hear – signs that Manulife Financial and Maritime Life are becoming a single, combined organization.
A new function for POPS users has been added to the Minerva Appointment system: users can now perform FOAPAL maintenance for Academic Student contracts in Minerva. This function will be made available to Academic Student POPS users (unrestricted only) after training. To receive access, users must sign into Minerva and sign up for the HRIS 246 course, and then fax in their access request form to 8287. This will be phased in gradually over the next few months as users sign up for training.
The Staff Development winter calendar is now available! New and ongoing courses are included and further announcements may be made as the term progresses. Thank you for your enthusiasm, involvement and thoughtful feedback; a few adjustments have been made in response to your comments.