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By Breeonne Baxter on January 11, 2018
On Dec. 21, 2017, Policy #82 (Relocation of Faculty Members and Senior Management Staff) was amended. Policy #82 and its related procedures establish the eligibility and extent of travel and relocation assistance from central funding for the hiring or internal transfer of faculty members and senior management staff.
The changes increase the maximum amount that will be reimbursed from UBC’s Central Relocation Fund to relocating faculty and senior staff members. The specific procedure amendments are as follows:
For a summary of the amended maximum amounts that will be reimbursed as of Dec. 21, please refer to the Central Relocation Fund Contribution Table. A PDF copy of the approved procedures for Policy #82 is available here.
To learn more about relocation for faculty and senior management staff at UBC, visit the Relocation website. If you have a specific inquiry, please contact Joyce Wei, Relocation & Benefits Analyst, at email@example.com or 604-822-6865.
By Breeonne Baxter on February 2, 2017
On Jan. 31, UBC President Prof. Santa Ono issued a bulletin regarding the task force established to determine what assistance the university can offer those affected by the U.S. Executive Order preventing individuals from seven countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days. The task force is continuing its work, but in the meantime if you have any faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and staff with immigration, visa, or work permit questions, please have them contact:
Danielle Samuels (RCIC)
UBC Human Resources’ Housing & Relocation Services
For information on resources for students, please visit http://president.ubc.ca/featured/2017/01/31/update-on-presidential-task-force/.
By Breeonne Baxter on November 10, 2016
Please share this with any recently-relocated faculty or staff in your units who may be interested.
UBC Faculty Staff Housing and Relocation Services is hosting a Rent Smart Seminar presented by the BC Residential Tenancy Branch. UBC faculty and staff are invited to attend this session to gain insight about renting in BC, including the following topics:
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Nov. 14.
November 16, 2016
12:00 – 1:30pm
Sauder School of Business
Boardroom HA969 (9F)
November 16, 2016
5:00 – 6:30pm
St. John’s College
Lecture Hall #1080
Please indicate which session you would like to attend (the sessions are identical). Refreshments will be provided.
Please note that this seminar is only open to UBC faculty and staff.
By Breeonne Baxter on July 21, 2016
Today, we have a memo regarding the updated UBC Policy #82 (Relocation of Faculty Members and Senior Management Staff), as well as information on the designated relocation vendor. This memo was distributed to Heads Up – Vancouver, earlier today.
Memo: UBC Relocation – Designated Relocation (Moving) Vendor, and Updated Procedures for Policy #82 (July 21, 2016)
See all HR memos at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/memos/.
By Breeonne Baxter on March 17, 2016
We have a memo for all heads and managers with information on the temporary extension of the relocation moving company contract with QMM (while the RFP process is under way), and a reminder about shuttle expenses and a deadline for submission of relocation reimbursement claim forms for FY2015/16.
Read the memo here:
If you have questions, please contact Joyce Wei, Relocation and Benefits Analyst, in Human Resources at 604-822-6865 or email@example.com.
By Breeonne Baxter on May 31, 2012
For HR Administrators
UBC provides relocation and travel assistance to eligible faculty and senior management staff in accordance with Policy #82 – Relocation of Faculty Members and Senior Management Staff. For the past two years, UBC has contracted with Quality Move Management (QMM) to provide moving services for our faculty and staff. QMM offers the University competitive rates and has an excellent reputation for customer service and efficiency.
With the assistance of an independent relocation consultant, Ward O’Farrell, the University surveyed the faculty and staff who had used QMM’s services. After careful evaluation and consideration, we are pleased to announce that we have extended our contract with QMM through March 31, 2015. There will be a modest rate increase effective June 11, 2012, but the rates remain very competitive in the industry.
Additional information on relocation is available at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/relocation/.
If you have any questions or comments about the relocation policy or services provided by QMM, please contact Joyce Wei, Relocation Administrator, in Human Resources at (604) 822-6865 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UBC looks forward to continuing our relationship with QMM to provide effective relocation services.