After 66 worked days, you complete your probationary period with Staff Finders and (based on your status) become eligible for benefits on the 1st of the following month; this includes sick leave entitlement of 8.75 hours per month, provided you meet the eligibility criteria, which includes the requirement that you work a minimum of 11 days in a given month. Please note that you are an employee of “Staff Finders” a division of Human Resources at the University of British Columbia. This means that you work for Staff Finders. Staff Finders in turn sends you out on assignments to various departments. Laurie Mitchell is your Manager, while the person you report to in the department is your direct supervisor. The Work order, i.e. your assignment, is a contract between Staff Finders and the department and as such, any deviations from it should be addressed to or discussed with Staff Finders not the department. Examples include change in hours, tasks outside the position description, requests for absences, etc.
If you are sick and can’t report to work:
Step 1: Phone and advise your supervisor at the department you are assigned to by 8:30 in the morning.
Step 2: Phone the Placement Coordinator desk at 822-8107 by 8:30 in the morning. If it is not answered, leave a voice mail message, stating that you are sick and won’t be able to report to work and advise whether you have phoned the department or not.
Step 3: For timesheet purposes, deduct the hours/days for the sick time taken and note in the comment section (D) of your timesheet the date and the hours you missed due to illness or medical appointment. If you are eligible for sick and/or medical appointment entitlements, Staff Finders will cover the payment of wages.
Important Reminders Regarding Sick Leave
- fill out your timesheet completely before you submit it to your supervisor for signature.
- Please use the phone to contact us if you are unable to make it to work. There are problems associated with using e-mail communication – servers go down, computers fail and viruses can corrupt. Further, there are timing considerations.
- If the individual you have e-mailed is for example, away for the day and your message is not appropriately routed, the payroll process becomes severely hobbled and may compromise our ability to respond to a department’s needs for adequate coverage.
- In our environment, e-mail reporting is not an acceptable option for communicating absences. Please call any of the office staff if you are unable to report to work.