|October 1, 1999||Volume 7, Number 3|
NOTES FROM HRD
In the Sept. 17 issue of On Campus News, the HRD column indicated there are five bargaining units at the University representing nearly 4,000 employees. Although numbers will vary, at peak times of the year (e.g. September) there are over 6,700 employees on this campus!
This includes 460 employees who are out of scope of the bargaining units for jurisdictional reasons and 420 casual, or hourly paid, employees (for example, Student Assistants), 1,390 people paid from research funds, and 453 individuals for whom the University acts as a paymaster (for example, employees of the Faculty Club, Place Riel employees).
The individuals making the selection decision should develop a set of core questions based on job-related criteria. These questions should be asked of all candidates in a similar manner. Search Committee members should reach agreement on what constitutes good or bad responses before the interviews begin. Using fair hiring practices, you should only ask questions related to the position. Do not ask about a candidates marital status, religion, or family circumstances. Make sure any questions relating to a persons disability are bona fide and job-related. Ask if candidates have a pre-determined condition which may require accommodation in the workplace.
You should have received your copy of the Partners in Learning 1999-2000 Program Calendar. Please note that the first courses offered are in mid-October. Introducing Computer Basics (for CUPE 1975 employees) is sponsored by the CUPE 1975 Education Advisory Committee. Computer Basics is a series of workshops meant for employees who have little or no experience with computers.
Each participant will have access to a computer terminal, and class size has been kept small so participants get the attention they need.
The instructors are from the Department of Computing Services.
The first offering of the course, Computer Basics I: Wheres the On/Off Switch?, is on Oct. 19 and 21, 8:30-noon each day. The second offering will be Nov. 9 and 10, 6:00-9:30 p.m. each evening.
For more information, please refer to Page 20 of the Partners in Learning calendar.
To register, see the form on Page 35 of the calendar.
For further information, visit the web site or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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