APTPUO Bulletin - January 2017

Important deadlines and other news

Welcome Back!
 
As the New Year begins, the Association wishes you the best of luck with your courses. Be sure to continue reading our Newsletters and emails to be up to date on important deadlines, benefits, and upcoming events. For more information on the Association of Part-Time Professors, please take a look at our website.
 
2017-2018 BUDGET DEBATE
 
The University of Ottawa has proposed across the board cuts, including extensive cuts to the library. In response the APUO will be conducting an analysis of university’s finances and inviting the employer to a debate on the 2017-2018 budget on the following question:
 
Is the proposed budget consistent with the University of Ottawa’s academic mandate?
  
Where: DMS 12102, 55 Laurier, University of Ottawa
When:  Wednesday January 25, 12 noon-12:50pm (TBC)
 
A light lunch will be served, please RSVP to help us to plan accordingly.
 
Please come prepared with questions for either side. We have invited each side to present their views on the proposed budget. A question period will follow the opening arguments and rebuttals on each side.
 
Occupational Health and Safety Committee
 
We are currently looking for two (2) members to participate in the University Health and Safety Committee to represent APTPUO.
 
Here are the dates for the next committee meetings:
 
- 25 January 2017: 9 am to 11 am
- 15 March 2017: 9 am to 11 am
- 10 May 2017: 9 am to 11 am
- 5 July 2017: 9 am to 11 am
 
An honorarium of $ 60 will be awarded upon receipt of the minutes and meeting notes.
 
Contact us if you are interested or if you need more information!
 
Publication of the Hiring Report - January 30 2016
 
The University will publish the Winter 2017 Hiring Report on January 30. It will be available here.
 
If you applied unsuccessfully for a course, you can review the report and the successful candidates' category and seniority points. If you believe that the hiring process was not respected, you can contact the Association by replying to this email or by visiting the "Contact Us" page.
 
You have until the end of February to file a complaint.
 
Tuition Fee Credit - Deadline January 30
 
If you wish to apply for the Tuition Fee Credit Plan, you have until January 30 to do so.
 
The Tuition Fee Credit Plan reimburses a portion of a student's tuition fees if registered at the University of Ottawa, and if the student is the child or the spouse of a Part-Time Professor. If the Part-Time Professor is a part-time student at the University of Ottawa, they may apply for the credit.
 
To apply, go to Human Resources' Infodesk, located in Tabaret Hall, room 019 and complete the application form.
 
For more information, please visit our website.
 
Extended Health Insurance Plan - Deadline January 30
 
Members holding appointments during the Winter 2017 session, may opt into the medical plan at the time of appointment for a period of twelve months. The deadline to opt into the plan for this session is January 30.
 
To opt into the medical plan, contact Human Resources at 613-562-5832 or [email protected] before January 30. For more information on the medical plan through Manulife, please visit our website or the Human Resources website.
 
Pension Plan
APTPUO members, who have worked during the previous calendar year, have access to the University-administered APTPUO Pension Plan. 
 
To enroll in the plan, contact Human Resources directly at 613-562-5832 or [email protected] or visit HR's Infodesk, located in Tabaret Hall, room 019.
 
There is no deadline to enroll in the plan. However, the Association strongly encourages members to enroll at the beginning of the session to avoid paying all of the contributions at once.
 
Employee Card
 
Your employee card gives you access to the services at the University (library, gym, etc.). It also gives you access to discounts through the Privileges program. If you have lost your card, or if you are a new employee, you can receive a new card with Human Resources.