Ergonomics-related injuries continue to be one of the most frequent and costly work-related time loss injuries at the University of British Columbia (UBC), accounting for 29% of claims and 21% of claim costs (2015-2019). In an effort to reduce the risk of overexertion injuries HR’s Ergonomics Program established a centralized Ergo Fund to provide departments … Continue reading "Ergo Fund"
June 29, 2020
Tax Note - Honorariums and Payments to Indigenous Individuals
May 13, 2020
Transition to the New Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Administration The Tri-Agencies (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC) launched the Tri-Agency Financial Administration initiative in 2017 with a focus on the following three key areas: moving to a more flexible approach to the administration and use of grant funds, bringing significant changes to the Tri-Agency Guide on Financial … Continue reading "Tri-Agency Transition Resources"
November 22, 2019
Implementing Faculty Load and Compensation – FLAC – for Academic Appointments Without Too Much FLAC! (PDF Presentation)
Implementing Faculty Load and Compensation - FLAC - for Academic Appointments Without Too Much FLAC! (PDF Presentation)
July 8, 2019
In collaboration with the University of Western Ontario Staff Association, supervisors and administrators across campus, Human Resource staff developed and implemented a sustainable, effective and efficient job evaluation system for staff roles supporting student experience, administration and the research enterprise. The work began a number of years ago when discussions with the union representatives identified concerns … Continue reading "Staff Job Design, Evaluation and Compensation"
June 10, 2019
Certificate of Recognition (COR) – Implementing and Auditing your Health and Safety Management System
In 2006 the University of Calgary opted to participate in the Alberta Partnerships in Injury Reduction (PIR) program recognizing employers who have developed and implemented an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) that meets established standards of excellence and awards them with a Certificate of Recognition. The University’s OHSMS was baseline audited by an … Continue reading "Certificate of Recognition (COR) – Implementing and Auditing your Health and Safety Management System"
June 14, 2016
CAUBO has retained KPMG to develop a series of interpretive notes covering key university-specific issues in the areas of income tax and sales tax (GST/HST/QST). These notes in the series are now available online for members and can be accessed below. These notes cover the following topics: Meal Plans (PDF) External Sales of Goods and Services (PDF) … Continue reading "Tax Resources Tax Notes"
May 10, 2016
Saying YES to Respect: Identifying, Preventing, Responding to, and Accessing Resources to deal with General Harassment and Violence‰Û–An interactive learning opportunity for Faculty & Staff at The University of Western Ontario
Yes! The awareness raised by these sessions has helped to emphasize Western’s expectations of and commitment to respectful behaviour in all interactions. An increased understanding of how to intervene effectively in situations of violence or threat of violence contributes directly to the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors at Western. The “Violence Continuum Chart,” … Continue reading "Saying YES to Respect: Identifying, Preventing, Responding to, and Accessing Resources to deal with General Harassment and Violence‰Û–An interactive learning opportunity for Faculty & Staff at The University of Western Ontario"
April 16, 2009
As noted in previous sections, we have involved ail stakeholders, including the staff association, throughout the project and this strategy continues. Communication and participation, critical success factors, as outlined in the project extract and in the project originality features, have definitely been catalysts in affirming commitment from users at ail levels: – Principal and Vice-Principal … Continue reading "Competencies Directory"
April 16, 2006
Throughout the implementation of these initiatives there has been a continuous and constant flow of communication between staff, supervisors and managers. Feedback from staff has been instrumental in the selection of the types of products and equipment required. All products and equipment are brought in on a trial basis before final decisions are made to … Continue reading "UBC Custodial Services – Optimizing Quality and Productivity"
April 16, 2006
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