REMINDER: Principal’s award for administrative and support staff

You have until June 30, 5:00 pm to submit your application aimed at recognizing your colleagues’ special projects.  For more information about the nomination process, the selection criteria and the entry form, click here.

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Personnel policies and procedures in new online Administrative Handbook

A recent project has been geared toward decentralizing the maintenance of content residing on the Administrative Handbook website. The Administrative Handbook was converted to a portal and the content was moved to the sites of the units responsible for maintenance of their policies. This will simplify the maintenance process, allow for more timely updates and […]

New McGill Group Life Income Fund and McGill Group Retirement Savings Plan

McGill pension plan members recently had an opportunity to hear about two products aimed at helping you to plan your financial future. John D’Agata, Director, Pension & Benefits, presented these two new products at the annual meeting of the McGill University Pension Plan and later at the HR Administrators Forum. To find out more about […]

Leadership Development Program (LDP) as popular as ever!

Launched in 2005, the Leadership Development Program (LDP) is designed to support 3 streams within McGill’s Management staff: Student Affairs Professionals, Change Agents and Supervisors. The LDP focuses on building participants’ networks as well as developing their professional skills and Behavioural Competencies. In May, Johanne Houle, Director of Organizational Development, kicked off the highly reputed Leadership […]

Traveling outside the province this summer? Going on vacation or sabbatical leave? Are you covered?

Employees who are travelling outside the province during the holidays are reminded to carry their Manulife benefit card, which has important information such as emergency travel assistance plan number (5320), policy number (85210) and emergency travel assistance phone numbers. If you…
The health plan covers prescription drugs, out-of-country emergency medical claims, paramedical services, and medical supplies and services. Contribution rates are determined by the frequency of use by plan members,
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New online orientation program


Employees now have a new way of finding out about McGill as one of the top universities in worldwide rankings and as one of Montreal’s major employer.  A new online orientation program for new employees is being rolled out this month.   It provides numerous links to programs and services throughout both campuses, making it quick and easy to find what you are looking for. It also offers the convenience of looking for information at your own convenience.

Replacing Banner HR system

Earlier this year, budgetary approval was obtained to replace the Banner HR system.  Known as the R2R project (Recruitment to Retirement), this is a major initiative which HR and Academic Personnel is undertaking with IT Services, and which will take place over the next two to three years. “This new system will simplify and streamline […]

Visit our revamped HR website

4The Human Resources website has recently been updated in view of migrating to Drupal 7, set for July. Close to 600 web pages were reviewed and over 100 obsolete pages were removed.

A new HR home page has been designed to make it easier to find information within each section of the site. The HR site is one of the biggest sites on campus and contains a wealth of information on everything from job postings to career opportunities to payroll and benefits, and much, much more.

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McGill’s postdoctoral fellows now unionized

McGill’s postdoctoral fellows received their accreditation from the Labour Relations Commission on June 9.  They become the third union represented by AMURE/PSAC, which already includes research associates and research assistants.

Start of negotiations with AGSEM invigilators

Negotiations with AGSEM invigilators started on June 12. The parties introduced their bargaining teams and shared their sets of proposals. A calendar of negotiations has been set with sessions scheduled this summer, until September.

Negotiations with AMUSE floor fellows now in conciliation

On May 27 and 29, the parties met for the first time in conciliation. The parties discussed the elements that are holding back the advancement of negotiations and agreed to reconvene on June 30 to continue discussions.

Negotiations with MCLIU lecturers/instructors in arbitration

The parties are scheduled to start discussions in arbitration on September 4.

Pause in negotiations with AGSEM TAs

The few remaining items to be negotiated did not lead to an agreement at this time, which led to the decision to suspend negotiations for the summer. The parties will reconvene in conciliation on September 1st.

REMINDER – changes in assignments in Labour and Employee Relations

This is to remind you about recent changes in the management of different employee groups. Click on the following link to find out who is responsible for which employee group.

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