Collective bargaining update #3

Today, we released bargaining update #3, regarding the tentative agreement reached between the university and IUOE 115. Read the bulletin here.

See all bargaining updates at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/collective-bargaining/.

HR Memo: General Wage Increase & Economic Stability Dividend for 2019 (May 2, 2019)

We have issued a reminder memo regarding of the last round of General Wage Increases (GWI) and the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2019. These are the final increases under the 2014 mandate.

To see the employee groups impacted, and for links to the new salary scales, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/memos/general-wage-increase-economic-stability-dividend-for-2019-may-2-2019/.

HR Network News: User feedback survey

HR Network News is produced by the Department of Human Resources for the purpose of delivering timely, relevant information to the Human Resources community of practice at UBC’s Vancouver campus.

It has been a while since we made any changes to the content/format of the newsletter, and we want to take this opportunity to ask for your feedback and if you have any suggestions for how we can improve communications on HR matters to you and your teams. The survey will be open until May 17, 2019.

You can access the survey at https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jQa70WGlegC7m5.

If you have any questions or other comments on this matter, please feel free to email us at communications@hr.ubc.ca.

IRP HR session on time tracking & absence May 8; April 10 call recording available

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Integrated Renewal Program HR update call on April 10.  If you weren’t able to make it, or you would like to review the slides and the call, there is a recording available.

Next call: May 8

Our next IRP HR call-in session will be on May 8, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. where we will discuss time tracking and absences in Workday. Human resources practitioners at the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses are invited to join.


  • Integrated Renewal Program (IRP) Update
  • HR Work Stream Update – what has the team been working on and what is planned for the next 30 days
  • Key HCM functions/demo – overview of time tracking and absences in Workday


If you are interested in participating in the call, email integrated.renewal@ubc.ca to RSVP. A member from the IRP team will follow up with an event invite.

IRP will be using Skype for Business to host this call-in session and will include instructions for joining the session in the invite. As we have received a growing interest from the HR community in participating in our monthly call-in sessions, team members are encouraged to join the session from one screen (if available through shared offices or room bookings) to allow for more open participant seats within the Skype session.

Upcoming sessions

IRP has a list of upcoming sessions and topics available on their website.

PD workshop: Presentations That Work: Optimize Your Influence with Colleagues & Decision-Makers: June 26

We are hosting Presentations That Work: Optimize Your Influence with Colleagues & Decision-Makers, a one-day workshop designed for new presenters who want to feel more comfortable in front of others, and for experienced speakers who want to expand their effectiveness and develop an extra edge.

Course information

Date: June 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: TEF III, Room 610  [map]
Cost: $350
Register online

If you are interested in this course, you may be able to use your professional development funding. Please visit the page for your employee group to learn more.

UBC membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

UBC membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

UBC is offering a one-year institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), an independent organization dedicated to supporting academics throughout their careers.

The NCFDD provides professional development, training and mentoring opportunities to faculty, grads, postdocs, and administrators.

Members can access to more than 100 hours of online resource materials, including webinars, podcasts, exercises, worksheets and coaching, to assist them in reaching their academic career goals. Through online access to core curriculum, guest expert webinars and weekly Monday Motivator emails, anyone with a ubc.ca email address can access information and tips on:

  • Time management
  • Developing and adhering to a daily writing routine
  • Increasing research and writing productivity
  • Setting and reaching weekly, monthly, annual and long-term career goals
  • Maintaining a healthy work-life balance

For more information, please visit https://academic.ubc.ca/support-resources/professional-development/mentoring#NCFDD

Understanding Your Travel Benefits Information Session: May 7, 12-1pm

Understanding Your Travel Benefits Information Session: May 7, 12-1pm

UBC staff and faculty who are enrolled in the UBC extended health benefits plan are invited to attend this free, upcoming information session to understand your travel benefits. This session is an great opportunity to hear about such topics as:

  • Should I purchase additional travel insurance?
  • What is my UBC coverage while travelling?
  • What is the maximum amount I can claim?
  • Am I covered by other plans?
  • What if I am pregnant or have a pre-existing medical condition?
  • What are the exclusions and limitations?

Date: May 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Vancouver: Centre for Brain Health, Room 101 (lower level), 2215 Wesbrook Mall. Register now.

Okanagan: Reichwald Health Sciences Centre (RHS), Room 257, 1088 Discovery Ave (via videoconference). Register now.