HR Memo: Changes to Minimum Wage in British Columbia Effective June 1, 2018 (May 31)

On May 31, HR issued a memo regarding the Changes to Minimum Wage in British Columbia Effective June 1, 2018 (May 31).

Please contact your HR Advisor/Associate if you have questions.

HR Memo: M&P Compensation Review – Pay Grade and Salary Administration, Phase 3 Effective July 1, 2018

On May 25, HR issued a memo regarding the M&P Compensation Review – Pay Grade and Salary Administration, Phase 3 Effective July 1, 2018.

Please contact your HR Advisor/Associate if you have questions.

Attend the Staff Pension Plan Fair on June 21

The UBC Staff Pension Fair takes place on Thursday, June 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The fair will be held at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. This is a drop-in event; no RSVP is required.
The Pension Fair is a great opportunity for members to learn more about their pension plan and increase their pension knowledge. We are also pleased to have the following groups in attendance:

Visit the SPP Pension Fair event website for more details.

Inviting comments on Proposed Policy #7 (Occupational and Research Health and Safety Policy)

Faculty and staff are invited to comment on the Proposed Policy #7 (Occupational and Research Health and Safety Policy) and its related procedures (collectively referred to as “Proposed Policy #7”).

You can view the policy at https://universitycounsel.ubc.ca/files/2018/05/Policy-7_Call-For-Comments.pdf

Proposed Policy #7 establishes consistent, up-to-date, standardized, and subject matter specific procedures related to health and safety. This is intended to ensure all preventative measures are appropriately taken to eliminate unnecessary risks, injuries, and occupational diseases, arising out of UBC’s workplace, teaching, and research environments, in order to sustain UBC’s reputation as both a leading research and teaching institute and employer.

Deadline for comments: September 30, 2018

Faculty and staff are invited to submit any comments to the Office of the University Counsel at university.counsel@ubc.ca by September 30, 2018.

Expression of Interest in Advisory Committee to UBC’s Indigenous Research Support Initiative: Deadline June 1, 2018

UBC’s Indigenous Research Support Initiative (IRSI) invites individuals from Indigenous communities, UBC faculty and UBC staff to express their interest for an advisory role as part of IRSI’s Indigenous Advisory Committee.

The ISRI commits to enabling collaborative research, better practices of engagement, and supporting research excellence.

The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide culturally-relevant advice, leadership and guidance to the staff and leadership team of the IRSI on matters relating to but not limited to: strategic direction of the network, research and ethics protocols, community outreach, governance, procedures and processes of the network.

Expression of interest closing date: June 1, 2018

Full details: https://research.ubc.ca/about-vpri/indigenous-research-support-initiative#advisory

Update Your UBC Wireless Connection by May 9

Important changes are coming to UBC’s wireless connection (ubcsecure, eduroam, and ubcprivate) which will impact faculty, staff, and students at both UBC Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, and hospital sites.

UBC faculty, staff and students must download and run AutoConnect on all their desktop and all mobile devices by May 9 to ensure uninterrupted WiFi access on campus.

Instructions to download AutoConnect can be found on it.ubc.ca/autoconnect.

Android users will be able to renew after May 9 as they are unable to run concurrent network set-up.

Questions? Contact www.it.ubc.ca/helpdesk.

PD Opportunity: Selection Interviewing: May 11, 2018 – 4 Spaces Left

We have four spaces left in our May 11, 2018, session on Selection Interviewing: Ensuring Equity. Register ASAP to sharpen your interview and recruitment skills.

Note that this workshop is designed for UBC managers/administrators who have responsibility for the recruitment of staff.

About this workshop

The interview is a vital step in the hiring process, so you want it to be as effective as possible. This workshop will focus on the essential skills of behavioural interviewing so that you can more effectively get to know your candidates and find the best fit for your team.

Learning Outcomes

Through group exercises, discussions and role-play within this workshop, participants will:

  • Develop questions and practice behavioural interviewing skills
  • Develop tools to select the best candidate for the position
  • Understand basic concepts of human rights, employment equity, and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy legislation

Participants will also review current Human Rights and Employment Equity legislation and discuss the objectives of UBC’s policy on employment equity.

Facilitation Team and Presenters

  • Lani McGill, Human Resources Advisor
  • Kathryn Stagg, Human Resources Advisor
  • Lindi Frost, Director of Employee Relations
  • Jude Tate, Director of Equity and Inclusion

Course information

Selection Interviewing: Ensuring Equity
May 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00
Room 610, TEF III, 6190 Agronomy Road [map]
Register online until May 7; afterwards contact pd.workshops@ubc.ca

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.