The Staff Relations Committee (SRC) wishes to thank staff for their thoughtful input to the Committee as a consequence of reviewing the SRC proposal for an amendment to Policy 18, Section VIII. The proposed policy revision went on view April 2, 1996. In recent weeks, this feedback has been carefully reviewed and has resulted in revisions which more adequately reflect the Committee's intention to permit a reasonable degree of latitude when determining the point at which a position may be filled. The revised section, now entitled "Provisions For A Staff Member Able To Return To Work After Long Term Disability", has been forwarded to the President for approval.The chair of the staff relations committee is Karen LeDrew, an assistant registrar and the president-elect of the staff association.
Soliciting feedback on policies affecting staff members is an integral and important component of the SRC's mandate. In line with recent discussions to create a more effective conduit for communication to flow between staff and the SRC, on a regular basis, the Chair will publicly post brief reports summarizing activity which is under consideration by the Committee and will announce upcoming topics to be reviewed. By doing this, the SRC hopes to create a proactive process for including staff comment in its deliberations prior to concluding proposals for policy changes.
Staff may be interested to know that the Committee will soon be focusing on a review of the Staff Grievance Policy (Policy 36) as well as those recommendations in the PACOHAD report which may impact on the procedure for hearing staff grievances. Further information as to when this process is initiated will be posted in a future edition of the StaffNews letter.
The device was developed by ECE faculty member James Cross and his research group, "and will be used to run a particle accelerator that makes up a contraband detection system being developed by Triumf labs at UBC. The supply was conceived of three years ago, and has been in the design and construction phase for the past year. After months of development and modifications, it was turned on last night.
"The Megavolt is one of many projects that James Cross has underway, including a high voltage plastic perforator, and a large NSERC grant to look at water purification using high voltage."
In response to many requests, Human Resources has now set up direct access to ManuLife's inquiry line for employees with questions about dental claims. Effective June 1,1996, the numbers to call are: 747-5484 or 1-800-265-2260. When the phone is answered, press #2, and have ready: your group number (G10888), your individual ManuLife certificate number, name of patient, date of appointment with the dentist and amount of claim. You can continue to call Tricia Loveday, ext. 3134, in Human Resources if you have dental questions, but direct access to ManuLife offers you an alternate method.
And let's wish a happy birthday today to Jon Mark of the electrical and computer engineering department.
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