News

2022


August

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. 

July

Launch of Guidelines for Remote Work Arrangements

Memorial has developed Guidelines for Remote Work Arrangements (for non-academic employees at all campuses) that are effective Aug. 29, 2022, for a one-year period. 

May

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. 

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.

March

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.

January

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.

2021


December

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.

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.

October

Memorial Tely 10 team

Best wishes to the 63 participants of the Memorial Tely 10 team!

Team members will be on the starting line at 8 a.m. in Paradise on Sunday, Oct. 31 to complete the 93rd running of the historic race.

September

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.

2021 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. All interested faculty, staff, pensioners and their dependents are welcome to join.

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.

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.

August

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

July

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. 

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.

May

Johnson Insurance 2021 Scholarship Program

Johnson Insurance is pleased to offer 50 scholarships worth $1,000 each to eligible students completing high school in 2021 and starting post-secondary education in the fall of 2021.

Qualifying children or grandchildren of employees and retirees are eligible to apply and it is not necessary to be insured with Johnson for Home or Auto Insurance to make application. Deadline to apply is July 15, 2021.

April

Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week 2021 is taking place from Monday, May 3 to Friday, May 7.

Employee Wellness, Department of Human Resources and the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre have a number of activities planned. For details and the schedule of events, please click here.

 

 

Upcoming Wellness Sessions

Employee Wellness, Department of Human Resources, along with an expert facilitator from LifeWorks (formerly Morneau Shepell), is pleased to offer a number of one-hour online wellness sessions between May and August 2021.

Spring/Summer 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 May to August 2021.

March

Group Insurance Renewals and Rate Changes

Members of Memorial's group insurance plans are advised that the plans have been renewed effective April 1, 2021. Group insurance premiums will be deducted based upon a blended rate for the April 8, 2021 pay period. From April 22, 2021 onwards, premiums will be based upon the new rate schedule.

February

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!  

2020 Tax Slips

All current Memorial employees, and pensioners who signed up to receive their tax information electronically, can now access their 2020 tax slips online in the employee section of my.mun.ca. Some individuals may have multiple tax slips and will need to download them individually.

Black History Month - Employee Resources

In recognition of Black History Month, Employment Equity, Department of Human Resources has compiled a list of resources available to Memorial employees.

January

The Works indoor track

Employee Wellness, Department of Human Resources, in collaboration with The Works, will be providing employees with the opportunity to utilize The Works Indoor Track for a two- week period upon their return to the workplace, no membership required!

 

SSQ travel health insurance update

SSQ Insurance has provided an update regarding eligible medical expenses resulting from COVID-19 for insureds travelling outside of Canada.

Please click here to read the full SSQ statement.

Employee EAP webinar

Memorial’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider, Morneau Shepell, is offering an Employee Orientation webinar that will provide information about the variety of services available and explain how the EAP works. This webinar will be offered on a number of dates throughout the year. Please click here for a list of dates and registration links.

Significant uptake

Memorial has highest uptake in national equity and diversity webinars.

Winter CCDI online sessions

Memorial employees and retirees are invited to attend CCDI webinars. Please read this article for a listing of the webinars being offered from January to April 2021 and click here to register for any of the sessions.

2020


December

Payroll Giving

Throughout the year, as part of Memorial’s overall annual fundraising program, a number of university employees and pensioners donate every payday through payroll deduction. Payroll gifts can support a broad range of designations across Memorial at the donors’ discretion, and can also support the Campus Food Bank (which is a separate charitable entity). In 2020, 278 people availed of payroll deduction to support one of these causes.

Celebrating the holiday season

As outlined in Newsline on Dec. 2, 2020, large holiday gatherings on campus are not permitted this year, and in-person employee gatherings at off-campus locations are being discouraged. Even though broad university events are not going ahead, virtual celebrations led by individual units are encouraged. Such virtual celebrations could replace the events that would have taken place throughout the season, including any events that units would normally have planned for Christmas Eve.

For ideas on how you can virtually celebrate the holidays, please click here.  

A number of holidays are celebrated this time of year by members of the university community. Please click here for a list of holidays being recognized.

Let’s celebrate the holiday season virtually and safely.

November

Information regarding severance payout

On Dec. 18, 2019, non-union employees at Memorial received notice of a Board of Regents resolution concerning changes to severance and other post-employment benefits (OPEB) for non-bargaining, management and professional, and senior administrative management employees. Notice was given that severance accrual would cease effective Dec. 31, 2021, and severance accrued to that date would be paid to eligible employees over the following 12 months. Within the above mentioned groups, only employees hired before Oct. 1, 2004, accrue severance.

Eligible employees may, at their option, request an earlier payout of severance prior to Jan. 1, 2022.  For detailed information, please click here.

October

Flu shot clinics

Flu shot clinics will be held this year for Memorial students, faculty, staff, retirees and families on the following dates: Oct. 22, Oct. 26, Oct. 28, Nov. 2, Nov. 4, Nov. 6 and Nov. 18 at the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre (SWCC) in the University Centre, St. John’s campus.  Appointments required.  For information on booking an appointment, please click here.

September

COVID-19: update on travel insurance coverage

As of Oct. 1, 2020, SSQ Insurance will be covering all eligible emergency medical expenses resulting from COVID-19 for insureds travelling outside of Canada.

Please click here to read the full SSQ statement.   

Please click here for SSQ FAQs.

August

Public sector compensation disclosure

As per the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act, the provincial government will publish an annual list of total compensation information for employees of public bodies making greater than $100,000 annually. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the date of publishing the list was changed from “before July 1, 2020” to “before Dec. 1, 2020”.

An email will be sent to all employees on or before Aug. 28, 2020, regarding details of the salary disclosure.

Fall CCDI online sessions

Memorial employees and retirees are invited to attend CCDI webinars. Please read this article for a listing of the webinars being offered from Sept – Dec. 2020 and click here to register for any of the sessions.

July

Webinar: Cultural competence

The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion will host a Cultural Competence webinar on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 2:30 p.m. This webinar introduces the concept of cultural competence and provides strategies to help participants increase their self-awareness and awareness of other cultures. Ideas will be shared on what workplaces can do to increase cultural competence for more inclusive and productive workplaces. Registration is required.

Webinar: Busting myths, challenging the myth of meritocracy

The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion will host the Busting Myths webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 2:30 p.m.  The webinar will challenge the myth of meritocracy and discuss how organizations can reflect on their own practices to support hiring based on merit, through a diversity and inclusion lens. Registration is required.

SSQ travel health information

Memorial's travel health insurance provider, SSQ Insurance, has updated its information about travel health insurance and the COVID-19 pandemic. To access this information, please click here.

Regatta Day holiday date change

Memorial is observing the Regatta Day holiday on Monday, Aug. 3 instead of Wednesday, Aug. 5. 

Let's Talk About Privilege Webinar

This webinar hosted by the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, will explore strategies and tools that can be used to contextualize the notion of privilege and its historic and systemic origin, while managing and acknowledging individual feelings and experiences.

June

Pensions indexed

The Department of Human Resources advises all eligible retirees and surviving principle beneficiaries that pensions have been increased effective July 1, 2020, by 1.17 per cent in accordance with the pension plan’s rules for pension indexing.

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Memorial has signed on as an employer partner with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI).

May

Human Resources information sessions in June

The Department of Human Resources is continuing to offer information sessions via Webex in June 2020.

Sessions include: EAP, Ask the Expert; How to Manage and Mitigate Unconscious Biases in the Hiring Process; Leave Administration Policy Information; and Workplace Accommodation Policy Information. 

Employee wellness resources

Both the Employee Wellness Program and the Ergonomics Program have added information and resources to their pages to help employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on these pages, please click here.

Human Resources information sessions

The Department of Human Resources is offering a series of information sessions via Webex that highlight various HR policies and services.

During the month of May, the sessions will cover: the Leave Administration policy, Ergonomics and Wellness, and the Workplace Accommodation policy. 

For detailed information on the sessions, please click here.

 

April

SSQ travel health information - updated

Memorial's travel health insurance provider, SSQ Insurance, has updated its information about travel health insurance and the COVID-19 pandemic.

To access this information, please click here.

March

COVID-19 employee information

Important information for employees and frequently asked human resources related questions can be accessed here. Please check regularly for updated information.

SSQ travel health information

SSQ, Memorial's travel health insurance provider, has shared information about travel health insurance and the COVID-19 pandemic. To access this information, please click here

 

Blood Work Clinic Cancelled

Please note, the employee blood work collection service has been cancelled until further notice.

February

Blanket Exercise and Gender Diversity Workshop offered

Please note, these events will not be taking place in March 2020.  Once rescheduled, information will be included in the HR events calendar. Thank you.

 

Tax slips available

All current Memorial employees, and pensioners who signed up to receive their tax information electronically, can now access their 2019 tax slips online in the employee section of my.mun.ca.

2019


December

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.

2020 tax changes

2020 rates for federal and provincial income tax along with CPP, EI and pension contributions. Please click here.

October

Exit management process

The departments of Financial and Administrative Services, Information Technology Services and Human Resources have worked together to develop new mechanisms for documenting and processing employee exits. The new process is to be followed for all exiting employees as of Oct. 28, 2019.

September

Tentative collective agreement

The university and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have reached a tentative agreement for local 1615. 

August

2019 Employee and Retiree BBQ

Thank you to everyone who attended the end-of-summer employee and retiree barbeque. In total, $1887 was raised and donated to the Campus Food Bank along with a sizable donation of non-perishable food items. All prizes from this year's barbeque have been claimed.

April

Message from HR director

Stephen Dodge, director, Department of Human Resources, has posted the latest edition of his message to the university community. 

March

Nominate dedication

Nominations are now being accepted for the President’s Awards for Exemplary Service.

February

Tax slips available

All Memorial employees and pensioners who signed up to receive their tax information electronically can now access their 2018 tax slips online. Tax slips can be accessed by logging into my.mun.ca.

January

Tax season underway

Tax slips provided electronically for most at Memorial.

Upcoming Retirement Planning Seminar

The Department of Human Resources is offering a retirement planning seminar for the St. John's and Marine Institute campuses on Tuesday, Feb.19, 2019, from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Science Building, room SN-2109.  A retirement planning seminar will also take place on Feb. 21, 2019 on the Grenfell Campus in room LC301.

New policy in effect

Recruitment and Selection of Non-Academic Employees policy

Plan Approved

Memorial’s Employment Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that the university’s Employment Equity and Diversity plan was approved by Vice-Presidents Council (VPC).

2018


October

Information on the legalization of cannabis

The Government of Canada has announced that cannabis for non-medical use will be legalized on Oct. 17, 2018. The recreational use of cannabis will not be permitted on Memorial campuses. For information regarding cannabis in the workplace, please click here.

September

Message from HR director

Stephen Dodge, director, Department of Human Resources, has posted the latest edition of his message to the university community. This edition focuses on Banner HR, Apply Online and the Voluntary Retirement Program.

June

Memorial University Compensation List

As per the requirements of the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act, compensation information for Memorial University employees making in excess of $100,000 has been released along with the compensation information for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and other public bodies.

March

Leave Administration Policy

New policy effective April 1.

February

T4s now available

T4 information for all current Memorial employees is available online. Employees can access their information by logging into my.mun.ca and following the steps outlined in this article.

Reminder, blood work service offered

The Department of Human Resources offers a blood work service for employees every second Friday from 8-10 a.m. in room A-4020. 

January

From the Desk of

Stephen Dodge, director, Department of Human Resources, has posted the latest edition of his message to the university community. This edition focuses on activities that have taken place in the area of employment equity over the past year and highlights some of the activities that will be taking place in coming months.

Retirement Planning Seminar

Registration for the Retirement Planning Seminar that is being held for the St. John's and Marine Institute campuses has closed as this session is now full. 

Thank you for your interest in this event.

 

 

2017


December

Campus Food Bank donation

At this year’s Joy to the World party for Memorial employees and retirees, a grand total of $1,437.85 was raised for the Campus Food Bank.

Lynda.com

Memorial will not be offering access to Lynda.com as of Dec. 16, 2017.

October

Free flu shot clinics

The Department of Human Resources is partnering with the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre again this year to offer free flu shot clinics for current employees and retirees.

Employee Assistance Program

Shepell, Memorial’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider, has launched a new landing page and soft login option on their EAP website, workhealthlife.com.

September

Employee non-credit training

Due to budget constraints, funding for non-credit programming will not be available for all faculties, departments and campuses for the remainder of the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

Canada Savings Bonds

The last payroll deduction for Memorial employees who are currently enrolled in the Canada Savings Bonds Program will be Oct. 26, 2017. 

August

Successful employee and retiree barbeque

There was a great turnout at the employee and retiree barbeque on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Thank you to everyone who attended and volunteered to make the day a success.

Rain location for annual employee and retiree BBQ

With rain in the forecast, the employee and retiree barbeque scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 17 from 2 - 4 p.m. is being moved to the East and West Hatcher House (also known as Hatcher House Jumping Bean and The Hatcher Commons).

June

Memorial University Compensation List

As per the requirements of the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act, compensation information for Memorial University employees making in excess of $100,000 has been released along with the compensation information for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and other public bodies.

SAO Competency Development Model featured in University Manager magazine

A leadership development model created by a team from Memorial University has been featured in University Manager magazine's summer 2017 edition

May

Wellness walk going ahead

The Wellness Walk in honour of Mary Clarke will be going ahead today.

Members of the Memorial University community including faculty, staff, students, retirees, families and friends who are interested in participating are invited to meet at noon at the Splash Facility (behind Coughlan College).  For those not joining the group, the start time is flexible until 2 p.m.

April

Team Memorial Tely 10

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

Notice to Employees

On April 28, 2017, Dr. Gary Kachanoski distributed a notice to employees regarding the Compensation Transparency Act.  

Please click on "read more" to access the link.

 

Leave Administration Policy Consultation

A new Leave Administration Policy is being developed for non-academic university employees. In accordance with Memorial's policy framework processes, the proposed draft policy is available for consultation. 

March

From the Desk of...

Stephen Dodge, director of the Department of Human Resources, has posted his latest message to the university community.

 

President's Award for Exemplary Service

Nominations are now being accepted for the President’s Award for Exemplary Service.

February

Electronic T4 and T4A information is now available

Employees and retirees who signed up to receive their T4 and T4A information electronically can now do so by logging into my.mun.ca

January

Blood collection services to be offered

The Department of Human Resources is pleased to offer a bi-weekly blood collection service for employees starting on Friday, Jan.27 from 8-10 a.m.

2016


December

Contact information changed for Memorial employees booking lynda.com

As of Dec. 22, 2016, employees wishing to avail of lynda.com, should email training@mun.ca for access. 

Lap-a-thon/step-a-thon challenge results

During the week of Nov. 21-25,2016, 14 teams from the St. John’s and Marine Institute campuses and eight teams from the Grenfell Campus laced up their sneakers and participated in the lap-a-thon/step-a-thon challenge. 

Joy to the World Party

Employees and retirees are invited to join in the fun at this year's Joy to the World holiday party on Thursday, Dec. 15 at the Breezeway. The merriment will take place from 3 – 6 p.m. 

November

Building Disability Confidence

The Department of Human Resources in collaboration with Empower, The Disability Resource Centre will be hosting a session on inclusive employment led by Susan Scott-Parker, an international expert on workplace inclusion for persons with disabilities. 

Pension Plan Contribution Rate and Plan Review

The Department of Human Resources would like to advise the university community that the contribution rate under the Memorial University Pension Plan for both employees and the university will increase by 1.5 percentage points on Jan. 1, 2017

October

Free flu shot clinics

The Department of Human Resources is pleased to inform employees and retirees about additional flu shot clinics. Please see the full article for detailed information regarding dates, times, locations and service providers.

September

Renewal of the JOBS LISTSERV

Human Resources is conducting maintenance of the JOBS LISTSERV that is emailed daily to subscribers. 

Canada Savings Bonds

Again this year, Memorial is offering employees and pensioners the opportunity to participate in the Canada Savings Bonds Payroll Savings Program.

Wellness brown bag lunch and learn series

Employee Wellness, Department of Human Resources, is pleased to offer a monthly Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series during fall 2016.

Memorial walking group

Starting on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 organized walks led by a fitness leader will take place at the Field House twice a week.

August

Prize numbers from the annual employee and retiree barbeque

There are still a number of unclaimed prizes from this year's employee and retiree appreciation barbeque. 

Memorial's annual employee and retiree BBQ

This year, Memorial’s annual employee and retiree barbeque will take place on Thursday, Aug.  25 from 2 -  4:30 p.m. in the Macpherson Quad (in the event of rain the event will be moved to R. Gushue Hall). 

 

 

July

Photos of Team Memorial

Photos of Team Memorial Tely 10 2016 participants are available here.

Memorial Tely 10 team ready

Early in the morning of Sunday, July 24, all of the Team Memorial participants will be at the starting line in Paradise for the 89th annual Tely 10 road race.

Tax changes implemented

Effective July 1, 2016, provincial income tax rates increased and the deficit reduction levy was implemented.

June

Walk your way to wellness

Employee Wellness, Human Resources, in collaboration with The Works invite all fitness levels to join Memorial University’s walking group.  This group is free for Memorial employees to join.

 

Johnson Inc. Scholarship Program

Johnson Inc. has a scholarship program that is open to the children and grandchildren of Memorial employees and alumni. 

May

Management Development Program

The Department of Human Resources is pleased announce another successful year of offering the Management Development Program (MDP) to eligible employees of Memorial.

Congratulations to all those who have successfully completed the MDP 2015-2016. 

 

Wellness Walk In Memory of Mary J. Clarke

As planned, the Wellness Walk in Memory of Mary Clarke will take place today. Participants are asked to meet at the Splash Facility behind Coughlan College at noon. The walk will begin around 12:15 p.m. Please dress warmly for the weather.

 

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 SSDP Participants

The Department of Human Resources would like to congratulate the 28 successful participants of the Supervisory Skills Development Program (SSDP). 

 

April

Team Memorial Tely 10 registration

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

March

Group insurance renewal and rate changes

Members of Memorial’s group insurance plans are advised that the plans have been renewed effective April 1, 2016. 

Webcast presentation offered

A webcast presentation by Richard Chavolla titled "When tolerance and diversity aren't enough: building and sustaining a truly inclusive university" is being offered on Wed, March 23, 2016 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. in ED2018B. 

Changes to faculty and staff parking permit renewals

Starting April 8, 2016, faculty and staff can renew their parking permits online.

February

Annual Wellness Fair

Employee Wellness in collaboration with Student Wellness and Counselling Centre invite you to attend the annual Wellness Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

January

Retirement Planning Seminar

The Retirement Planning Seminar this year will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Employees at any stage in their career who are interested in learning more about retirement planning are invited to attend.  Registration is required.

Reminder: important tax information

Starting with the 2015 tax year, the Department of Human Resources will no longer be distributing T4 and T4A forms using Memorial’s internal mail system. With this change, these tax forms will only be available either on-line or, if an individual has not provided consent to receive electronic tax forms, they will be mailed via Canada Post to the person’s address that is on file in Employee Self Service for T4s.

Workplace Mindfulness

Feeling stressed?  Need help dealing with difficult situations? You are not alone. To help people deal with these types of issues, the Department of Human Resources recently piloted the Workplace Mindfulness Program.

2016 tax rates

The Department of Human Resources is advising employees and retirees of important information concerning 2016 tax rates. Individuals should review these rates and consult a tax advisor if they have any questions.

2015


December

Health Improvement Program

As the fall 2015 semester came to a close, so did the fall offering of the Health Improvement Program (HIP) run by Employee Wellness, Human Resources in collaboration with The Works. 

Recipients of President's Award for Exemplary Service announced

At an event held on Dec. 7, 2015, President Gary Kachanoski announced the names of Memorial University’s outstanding staff members.

Important notice regarding change in T4 and T4A distribution

Starting with the 2015 tax year, the Department of Human Resources will no longer be distributing T4 and T4A forms using Memorial’s internal mail system.

Joy to the World Party

Employees and retirees are invited to celebrate the season at Memorial's Joy to the World holiday party.

November

Important information about 999 number

Please be advised that 999 should not be used for emergency calls on Memorial University campuses in Canada. For an emergency on campus, please call 4100 from a campus phone or 864-4100 from a non-campus phone. For an emergency off campus, please call 911. 

Flu shot clinic

Again this year the Department of Human Resources is partnering with Student Health to offer free flu shot clinics for current employees and retirees. To make an appointment, please use the on-line registration form at http://www.mun.ca/hr/flushot/registration/.

October

Medavie Blue Cross direct deposit

Direct deposit is going paper free!

It's not too late!

The 2015 Canada Payroll Savings Program campaign closes on Nov. 1 at 8.p.m. (ET)

Higher education for Memorial employees

Opportunities to become a graduate while you work at Memorial.

Wellness Zone newsletter available

Employee Wellness is pleased to provide Memorial employees with access to the October 2015 copy of the Wellness Zone employee health & wellness newsletter .

 

 

Memorial is giving employees Microsoft Office for free!

Memorial University faculty, staff  and students can now download Microsoft Office software to install on their personal devices for free! 

 

September

Blue Cross office move

The St. John's location of Memorial's health and dental plan provider, Medavie Blue Cross, is moving effective Oct. 19.

Employment Equity Survey

It only takes a minute to be counted and we are counting on you!

 

August

Successful BBQ

Employees and retirees came out to enjoy good food and music at this year's annual appreciation barbeque held on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.  

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Series

Employee Wellness is pleased to offer a monthly Brown Bag Lunch and Learn series from August to December. 

Memorial's annual employee and retiree BBQ

The annual employee and retiree BBQ will take place this year on Thursday, Aug. 27 from 2 - 4:30 p.m. in the Macpherson Quad.  

Tely Ten 2015 photos

The photos of this year's Memorial Tely Ten Team members participating in the road race are now available on the HR website.

July

Most of Memorial's St. John's Campus to be closed on Friday, July 31, 2015

Most of Memorial University's Prince Philip Drive campus will be closed for faculty, staff and students on Friday, July 31. 

Memorial's Tely Ten Team ready

80 Memorial employees will be running as part of Team Memorial in the annual Tely 10 road race on Sunday, July 26 .

Joint Leadership in Learning Award presented to two Memorial employees

At the recent CAUBO annual conference, Deborah Collis and Roxanne Millan jointly received a Leadership in Learning Award.

June

27 employees complete Management Development Program

Human Resources is pleased to recognize the achievement of 27 employees from the St. John’s and Marine Institute campuses who received certificates on June 17, 2015 for completing the MDP.

Supervisory Skills Development Program

SSDP has 25 new program graduates.

Now available

The latest edition of  the quarterly message From the Desk of Stephen Dodge is now available.

Memorial Team Tely 10 registration

Reminder: Registration for this year's Team Memorial Tely 10 is taking place until June 8.

Reminder: summer hours

Summer hours for administrative, technical and technical support personnel.

May

Wellness Walk In Memory of Mary J. Clarke

Wellness Walk going ahead at Long Pond.

President's Award for Exemplary Service

Nominate an exemplary person today!

Wellness Walk In Memory of Mary J. Clarke

The third annual Wellness Walk in memory of Mary J. Clarke is taking place on Friday, May 29.

 

 

May is Mental Health Month

Throughout the month of May, Employee Wellness is shining a light on mental health and wellness issues. 

New HR website!

Our HR website is now available in the university's modern responsive design.

March

President's Award for Exemplary Service

Nominations are now being accepted for the President's Award for Exemplary Service.

Changes to HR forms and job postings information

Human Resources has made changes to job posting and HR forms information on its website.

Memorial University Wellness Fair

Please join us on March 11 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for the annual Wellness Fair.

February

Printed tax forms

Printed T4s and T4As being distributed.

Human Resources temporary location change

The Department of Human Resources will be experiencing a temporary relocation of front line client service employees.

Change in date for Microsoft Excel 2010 training

Training moved to early March 2015.

New date offerings for Microsoft Excel 2010 training

New dates are available for employees who were unable to participate in the Dec. 2014 Microsoft Excel 2010 training sessions.

January

Retirement Planning Seminar

Retirement planning seminar being offered in February.

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HR sponsored training sessions winter 2015

The Department of Human Resources is offering a number of professional development courses in the areas of Workplace Communication, Team Effectiveness, Delegation Skills for Managers, Leading Students and Client Service. Spaces are limited.

Electronic tax forms

Employees and retirees can sign-up to receive their T4 and T4A information electronically again this year.

2014


December

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October

Flu Shot Clinics Coming

Flu shot clinics will be offered soon to Memorial employees.

MUNdays 2014

MUNdays, Memorial’s annual spirit week, will be celebrated this year from October 23-28.

2014 Canada Savings Bonds

Reminder -- Canada Savings Bonds are currently available. 

Annual pension plan statements

The Department of Human Resources would like to advise employees that they should receive their 2013 annual statement for the Memorial University pension plan over the next few days. 

 

September

Wellness walk in memory of Mary J. Clarke
Second annual wellness walk to take place October 2.

 

Available October 1: 2014 Canada Savings Bond Payroll Savings Program

Again this year, Memorial will be offering employees and retirees the opportunity to participate in the Canada Savings Bond Payroll Savings Program. 

August

Annual employee and retiree BBQ

Join us in celebrating this fabulous summer!

July

Collective agreement signed

Memorial is pleased to sign the NAPE 7804/1809 custodial collective agreement.

Emergency Medical Travel Insurance Program

Important reminder about Emergency Medical Travel Insurance.

Ready to Run

Largest Memorial team ever to participate in annual Tely 10 road race.

May

Fond farewell

Memorial University is losing a bright light and one of its most student-centred employees with the retirement of Gwen Hanson.

NAPE contract signing

Memorial University is pleased to announce successful negotiations with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE) resulted in the signing of two collective agreements on May 22, 2014. 

April

Employees engage with wellness program

This spring, Memorial’s Preferred Rate Program (PRP) reached a milestone 10 years of operation. What began in 2004 as a pilot wellness program is today a permanent program embraced by over 1,200 Memorial employees and retirees.