NOTES FROM THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION
- "How to handle absenteeism claims in the
unionized workplace" is the topic of a
one-day workshop being offered in Saskatoon on May 14 by
the Centre for Labour-Management Development (based
Directed to both employer and union representatives,
the workshop will address the following issues: absenteeism
and discipline, verifying medical claims,
disability-related absenteeism, termination for innocent absenteeism,
effective absenteeism policies, substance-related absenteeism, and
using last chance agreements.
The registration fee is $395. For more information,
contact Kathy Gray at 966-6325 or contact the Centre directly at
- A series of 15 focus groups is being organized by the
job evaluation project involving the University of Saskatchewan,
the University of Regina, and CUPE Local 1975. They will run
from May 3 to May 14.
The purpose of the focus groups is to gain employees'
input on the job evaluation questionnaire that's
being developed to evaluate CUPE jobs. Members of the project's
Job Evaluation Steering Committee jointly selected the focus
group participants from a current list of all CUPE 1975 employees.
Each focus group session is scheduled to run
for approximately two hours during which feedback about the
job evaluation questionnaire will be invited. For more
information, contact the Human Resources Division at 966-6270.
- A presentation entitled "What's happening with balancing
work and family" will be made on May 11. A panel chaired by
Lynne Pearson, dean, College of Commerce, will give a
summary of the background process to this initiative and an overview
of current and future activities. FMI, phone 477-1076.
- The Human Resources Division congratulates those
employees who will be recognized at the Long Service
Awards banquet on May 7.
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