Memos Related to Academic HR, for AAAs

Updated: August 8, 2022

  • Workload Considerations During COVID-19 (PDAD&C #14) (August 13, 2021): The COVID-19 pandemic and related public health guidance and provincial legislation have had a significant impact on the responsibilities, workload, and professional activities of many faculty members and librarians. This memo reiterates the principles and considerations that should guide the assignment of workload in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and provides highlights of an agreement with UTFA with respect to COVID-19 related workloads in the 2020-21 academic year.
  • COVID-19 Expense Reimbursement Fund (PDAD&C #12) (August 13, 2021): Following the University’s agreement with UTFA on a COVID-19 specific Letter of Understanding, we are announcing the establishment of the COVID-19 Expense Reimbursement Fund (the “CERF”) to reimburse faculty members and librarians for expenses incurred by them related to the performance of undergraduate and graduate teaching and, in the case of librarians, professional practice remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Update on Merit (PTR/5%) Process for the 2020-21 Academic Year (PDAD&C #69) (May 13, 2021): The University has proposed to UTFA that we agree that payment of PTR for July 1, 2021 be made in the July 2021 pay run. All Faculties and the Library should move forward with the process of assessment of faculty members and librarians and should work to ensure that calculations are complete for potential payment of July 1, 2021 PTR and any 5% merit for the July 2021 pay run pending agreement.