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Thursday, January 4, 1996
Early retirement . . . continued
There might still be some confusion about how applications for the
Retirement Program will be accepted. (And I might have added to
the confusion with an unclear sentence in yesterday's Bulletin.)
Here's how it goes:
- Applications will be accepted -- from any of the 550 staff and faculty
members who are eligible -- starting next Monday, January 8.
Applications are to be
hand-delivered (not necessarily by the individual who is applying) to
the human resources department in the General Services Complex.
- All the
applications received January 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 15 will be held
together, and considered just as though they were received on the
15th, which was the original starting day for the program.
- If there's enough money in the $35 million early retirement fund to
cover everybody who has applied by 4:30 p.m. on the 15th, then all
those people get to retire. If there isn't, then they'll be sorted not by
when the applications were received, but by seniority (age plus years of
UW service). The people with the highest age-plus-years score will be
approved for early retirement. The system is not first-come,
- If some of the $35 million is left over at the end of January 15, then
applications will be accepted on January 16. And so on -- as long as
February 16, if the money doesn't run out.
Getting active this term
The winter term brochure for the campus recreation program is out from
athletics and recreational services, and it announces that if you
want a locker in the Physical Activities Complex, today's the day you
should be hustling:
Full-time student lockers may be purchased Thurs. Jan. 4 at 8:30 a.m. --
2:30 p.m. Line up in the Red Activity Area, PAC, south end. Locker fees:
1 term $10, 2 terms $16. Starting Fri. Jan. 5 remaining lockers may be
rented at the PAC receptionist's desk, PAC 2039, from 9:00 a.m. --
12:00 noon & 1:00 -- 4:00 p.m. The cost of a locker rented on
Jan. 5 or later will be $13 for one term & $19 for two terms.
Or, you can pay 50 cents a day for a locker if you need one only
Registration for instruction programs in campus rec will start on Tuesday:
pick up your registration ticket from the lower Blue South corner of the
PAC between 8:30 and 1:00 on Tuesday. (Better read the brochure for all
the fine print.)
What's offered? First aid, swimming, weight training, chi kung ("an
ancient Chinese breathing & movement exercise system"), bicycle
maintenance, social dance, skating, badminton and more.
Proposal for bus passes
News from Trish Mumby at the Federation of Students office: "There
will be a very interesting Students' Council meeting on Sunday,
January 7. This is an emergency meeting to discuss the issue of
Kitchener Transit holding a referendum on this campus regarding a
universal bus pass. This concept would add an undetermined fee to
your fee statemnt, and automatically make your WatCard a Kitchener
Transit bus pass. On the 7th, council will vote on the question of
having the referendum on this question in February."
The students' council meeting starts at 12 noon Sunday in the multi-purpose
room of the Student Life Centre.
Some brief reminders
- Today is the last day for undergraduate students to register
for the winter term without paying late fees.
has scheduled an open meeting on union certification for Wednesday,
January 10, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Physics room 145.
- The faculty and staff "extended health plan" is now being
managed by Prudential Insurance. The emergency number for Prudential
is (800) 368-7878 in the United States, (202) 331-1596 elsewhere.
UW's group number is 72199.
And looking ahead in winter
Last year's Hagey Bonspiel was cancelled, but curlers are hard people
to discourage. "We are hoping to run the Bonspiel once again this
year, and planning to be more successful than ever," writes Steve Cook
of the purchasing department. "We have scheduled the event in Ayr, for
Saturday, February 17, with hopes of helping faculty and staff escape
the winter blahs." Details will follow.
and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo
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