Posted by: Breeonne Baxter | April 5, 2013
Lisa Castle, UBC Vice President Human Resources
The UBC Board of Governors has reappointed Lisa Castle, Vice-President Human Resources, for a five-year term beginning April, 2013. Ms. Castle has had two previous terms in Human Resources, since September, 2012, as Vice-President, and prior to that as Associate Vice-President beginning April 15, 2002.
The Board noted that, “Ms. Castle brings an energetic, consultative, strategic and values-based approach to her position. Her terms have been marked by a careful building of human resources practices across the university and implementation of Focus on People: Workplace Practices at UBC. Lisa was commended for her passion and support of the University. She is recognized as one of the most influential human resources leaders in Canada in higher education.”
In approving her reappointment, the Board acknowledged that Ms Castle has been an innovative member of the University leadership, and has done much to implement Place and Promise: the UBC Plan, and to enhance the people practices at UBC.
Filed under: Human Resources, UBC Okanagan, University of British Columbia | Tags: administration, leadership
Posted by: Breeonne Baxter | October 18, 2011
Expecting an addition to your family? We have a step-by-step guide to taking a maternity, parental or adoptive leave at UBC available on our website.
The step-by-step instructions will guide you through the following processes:
- notifying your Department of your leave;
- requesting a Record of Employment;
- applying for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits available from Service Canada;
- applying for UBC Supplemental Employment Benefit (SEB) top-up;
- maintaining your benefits while on leave; and
- enrolling your newborn on the UBC benefits plans.
For further information, please visit the Leaves section of the UBC Human Resources website and click on the maternity, parental or adoptive leaves section for your particular employment group.
If you have any questions, or you have feedback on the guide itself, please contact HR Benefits Analyst Stephanie Mah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filed under: Benefits, Faculty, Health and Well-Being, Staff, UBC Okanagan, UBC Vancouver | Tags: administration, Benefits
Posted by: Breeonne Baxter | August 31, 2011
UBC students (who pay AMS fees) are automatically enrolled in the UBC AMS/GSS Student Health Plan. If UBC faculty and staff are taking undergraduate or graduate courses with their tuition waivers, you can opt-out of the Student Health Plan by showing proof of coverage of your UBC Benefits. Similarly, if your dependent children are enrolled at UBC, they may be eligible to opt-out of the student health plan by showing proof of coverage through a parent’s benefits plan.
UBC Faculty or Staff with a child attending UBC
Eligible dependent children (up to the age of 25 and who are in full-time attendance in their program) who are covered under a parent’s UBC Extended Health and Dental Care plans may opt out of the UBC AMS/GSS Student Health plan if they provide confirmation of this coverage. To request a confirmation letter on behalf of your child, staff and faculty need to contact their Benefits Representative in Financial Services (see below). Once received, your dependent can request to opt-out of the plan by visiting www.ihaveaplan.ca.
UBC Vancouver Campus:
Last name beginning A-L: Suzanne Chan: 604-827-3212
Last name beginning M-Z: Selma D’Silva: 604-822-8701
UBC Okanagan Campus: Wade Noseworthy, 250-807-8625
UBC Faculty or Staff Taking Credit Courses at UBC
Staff and Faculty who are taking undergraduate or graduate courses may opt out of the UBC Student Health Plan. To opt-out of the UBC AMS/GSS Student Health Plan, staff and faculty must provide confirmation of their coverage under the UBC Extended Health Plan. The quickest way is to visit www.sunlife.ca/member and print their Sun Life coverage card. To make a request to opt-out of the plan, visit www.ihaveaplan.ca.
Filed under: Benefits, Faculty, Professional Development, Staff, UBC Okanagan, UBC University-Wide, UBC Vancouver | Tags: administration, Benefits, medical benefits, Professional Development, Tuition waivers
Posted by: Breeonne Baxter | December 22, 2010
UBC IT will be performing System Maintenance Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Human Resources services not available during this time include HRMS live, e-Recurit (including internal and external job postings), Self-Service, Enterprise Portal (MSP), HRMS Training, and HRMS Reporting.
The Human Resources website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca) will otherwise be available during this time.
For a full list of HR Website Bulletins, please bookmark our HRMS Service Bulletins page.
Filed under: Staff and Faculty, Technical, University of British Columbia | Tags: administration, hrms, job applications, peoplesoft, self-service
Posted by: Breeonne Baxter | June 8, 2010
Moving to a new house or apartment can be a busy and chaotic process. Once the dust has settled and you’ve managed to find the coffee cups, make sure to change your address with UBC, to ensure that you’ll continue receiving all information:
Faculty and Staff Self-Service
The one-stop address change location is in UBC’s Faculty and Staff Self-Service portal. Under the “myPersonal Info” tab, select “Home and Mailing Address” to update your address. While you’re there, make sure that your emergency contacts and email address are up-to-date as well!
Not sure how to access the Self-Service portal? Learn more here.
Medical Services Plan (UBC Group Enrolment)
If you are enrolled in the provincial Medical Services Plan through UBC group enrollment (a direct debit from your UBC paycheque), you will need to contact Payroll to change your address on the MSP system:
- Fill out Section E of the MSP change form, and submit the form to Financial Services (Forms and addresses are available at the Benefits Forms page).
Filed under: Benefits, Faculty, Staff | Tags: administration, Benefits, community, msp, self-service