Although the pay increase goes into effect now, the compensation committee will take another look at it "at any time during 1997-98 in the event that the financial position of the University substantially changes or in light of more favourable settlements reached by the Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo or the Canadian Union of Public Employees".
Catharine Scott, associate provost (human resources and student services), says the salary increase won't be processed in time for this month's paycheques, but "with luck" the paperwork can be done before payday at the end of June.
"In both cases," says a memo from the committee, "changes have been made to reflect minor editing for purposes of clarification, the new appointment categories approved in 1996, and current interpretation practices." Trenny Canning of the university secretariat, who is secretary to the committee, says there are no changes of substance to either policy.
Drafts of the revised policies are available on the secretariat's web pages. Comments are being requested, with a deadline of June 2.
By the way: coming soon to a web page near you will be a new draft of UW's Policy 73, on intellectual property. A first draft of Policy 73 was presented for discussion last September.
Have a chat, a drink, a snack, and find out what others have been doing now that they are retired! Regardless of the job you used to do at UW, you're bound to see someone you used to know. Jim Downey, President of UW, will be there to share a few of his current thoughts about the University. The UWRA Executive will briefly report on the year's activities, and answer members' questions.Dave Copp, formerly of the co-op education department, is the current president of UWRA. He reports in the newsletter that the association now has an office on campus, in 156 Columbia Street; the phone number, with voice mail, is ext. 2015.
Future UWRA events include a June 12 trip to the Shaw Festival, and membership chair Esther Kipp is looking to organize other outings, such as a trip to Niagara Falls (including the new Butterfly Conservatory).
Tomorrow's all-candidates' meeting, sponsored jointly by the Federation of Students and the Faculty Association, runs from 12:30 to 2:30 in the Theatre of the Arts. Everyone is welcome.
Sign-up sheets are available in the career resource centre, on the first floor of Needles Hall, for students interested in career development workshops and programs.
The conference business just keeps rolling along in Ron Eydt Village. Running today through Saturday is the Rotary Club's "Camp Enterprise", with about 60 participants.
Co-op students working in Ottawa are invited to a reception tomorrow, Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Citadel Inn downtown. This event is hosted once each term by the co-op department, and this term it's sponsored by Nortel, says Dan Beaupre in the co-op department. Alumni in the Ottawa area are also invited. (Beaupre tells me that "quite a number of our co-op students here in Ottawa regularly check out the Bulletin," so hello to anyone who's reading from the national capital.)
Heating and cooling fan coils will be shut down for a time in Village I -- today in the red dining hall and administrative areas, tomorrow in the green dining hall and great hall -- as renovation work in the Village continues.
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