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2023 Tax Slips

Tax slips for Memorial employees, and pensioners who signed up to receive their tax information electronically, are now available online. Instructions on how to access your information in my.mun.ca, is available by clicking on Accessing T4s.

Pensioners who have not signed up to receive their tax information electronically will receive their T4As by mail to the home address they have on file with Human Resources (these tax slips will be posted by Feb. 29).

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belairdirect payroll deductions (formerly Johnson Insurance)

Johnson Insurance has informed Memorial University’s payroll team that payroll deduction will no longer be available as a payment option for policyholders as of their 2024 home and/or auto insurance policy renewal date.

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EAP website and app updated

Memorial’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider, TELUS Health, has a new website and app: one.telushealth.com. Users will need to enter the university’s username and password (Username: Memorial and Password: wellness). 

 

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EmployU Expo!

Memorial is holding its first EmployU Expo! 

The expo will take place on Thursday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Emera Innovation Exchange, Signal Hill Campus.

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Navigating Together Sessions

The Department of Human Resources is holding a week of informative online and in-person sessions from Monday, June 12 to Friday, June 16. Sign up for as many sessions as you like. Sessions cover a range of employment related topics such as policy information, recruitment, benefits, wellness and recognition.

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Team Memorial Tely 10 registration

The Department of Human Resources is pleased to advise that registration for this year’s Team Memorial Tely 10 is now open.

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Annual Pension Statement

The Department of Human Resources would like to advise members of the Memorial University Pension Plan that their 2022 annual pension statement is available on the my.mun.ca portal.

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Group Insurance Renewal and Rate Changes

Members of Memorial's group insurance plans are advised that the plans have been renewed effective April 1, 2023.

 

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Employee Assistance Program

Memorial’s Employee Assistance Program provider, LifeWorks, has recently been acquired by TELUS Health.

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Pension Plan Bulletin and Contribution Rate Reduction

The Department of Human Resources would like to advise that the contribution rate under the Memorial University Pension Plan for both employees and the university will decrease by 0.4 per cent on Jan. 1, 2023.

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Memorial Reaches Tentative Agreements With NAPE

Memorial University has reached tentative agreements with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE) for locals: 7803 and 1804; 7804 and 1809; 7801; 7850; and 7405. 

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Supporting our People Sessions

The Department of Human Resources is holding a week of informative online sessions from Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10.  Sessions will cover a range of employment related topics such as policy information, recruitment, retention, benefits, wellness and recognition. 

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Virtual Retirement Planning Seminar

The Department of Human Resources is offering a two-day online retirement planning seminar for Memorial employees. Employees at any stage in their career who are interested in learning more about retirement planning are invited to attend. The session will take place on Tuesday, May 31 and Wednesday, June 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Please see the complete article for the agenda, Webex links and passcodes.

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Virtual Wellness Fair

Employee Wellness, Department of Human Resources and the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre are holding an online Wellness Fair on April 6, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Support Available

Need support with a health, family, life, work or money issue?

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provided by LifeWorks offers assistance with all of these subjects and everything in between.

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Expression of Interest

On behalf of Memorial’s Board of Regents, the Department of Human Resources is seeking expressions of interest to fill two vacancies on the University Benefits Committee.

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General Economic Increases and OPEB changes

At a meeting held on Dec. 2, 2021, Memorial’s Board of Regents approved general economic increases for non-unionized employees who are paid on the non-bargaining, management and professional, and leadership pay scales. These increases are in alignment with the public sector template and unionized groups at Memorial.

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Community of Practice event - Indigenous Inclusion 2.0

During the fall, the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion and Indigenous Works will be hosting a Community of Practice event titled Indigenous Inclusion 2.0. This event will take participants through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations related to the workplace, share locally relevant issues around Indigenous inclusion and provide examples of ways employers can work toward meaningful reconciliation. This event, conducted via Zoom, will be offered on a number of dates between Oct. 5 and Nov. 4.

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Vaccination declaration deadline Sept. 7

As a part of our shared responsibility to keep each other and our extended families safe during the upcoming school year, COVID-19 vaccines are required for all students, faculty and staff. As a reminder, first doses of the vaccine are required by Sept. 7 and second doses are required by Oct. 15, 2021. Memorial has launched the secure vaccine declaration form. Please take a few moments to complete this form at your earliest convenience and no later than the end-of-day Sept. 7. You can access this form directly in the My MUN portal.

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Memorial observing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Sept. 30

In June, the federal government passed legislation to mark Thursday, Sept. 30, as a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. To observe this day of reflection, Memorial University will be closed; classes will be cancelled and university employees who are normally entitled to provincial and federal holidays will receive this day off.

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Fall CCDI Online Sessions

Memorial is an employer partner with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). As part of this partnership, Memorial employees and retirees are invited to attend CCDI webinars. Please click here for a listing of the webinars being offered from September to December 2021

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LTD Deductions Resuming

The Department of Human Resources wishes to advise that the LTD premium holiday that began on April 22, 2021, will be coming to an end on Aug. 12, 2021. The last pay period for which no LTD deductions will be taken will be July 29, 2021. 

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Notice of Change to Interest Crediting Rate on Member Contributions to the Memorial University Pension Plan

In accordance with a recommendation of the University Pensions Committee and approval by the Board of Regents, the interest rate credited to contributions under the Memorial University Pension Plan has changed from a net fund rate of return to a market rate based upon five-year personal fixed term chartered bank deposit rates. Memorial was recently notified of ministerial approval to implement the interest rate change which is effective July 1, 2020, as per Directive 2020-2 which can be found here. The interest rate used for 2020 will be a blended rate of 8.6 per cent and for 2021 onwards the rate will be market-based. For 2021, the interest rate is 1.1 per cent.

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Wellness Fair 2021

Employee Wellness, Department of Human Resources and the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre are pleased to present the 2021 Wellness Fair on March 3 online!  

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Significant uptake

Memorial has highest uptake in national equity and diversity webinars.

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Severance and other post-employment benefits

At a meeting held Dec. 5, 2019, the Board of Regents approved changes to severance and other post-employment benefits (OPEB) for non-bargaining, management and professional, and senior administrative management employees at Memorial. These changes ensure consistency in the application of severance and OPEB practices for Memorial’s staff employee groups.

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