Happy New Year 2021 and, Welcome (Back)!

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APTPUO is looking forward to the start of classes for the Winter Term 2021! While we all experienced difficulties during the last winter session and throughout 2020, we are starting the new year stronger and more resilient than the previous year.

Here are a few reminders for the New Year:

The Start of the Classes

Courses for the Winter Term will begin on January 11th, and will extend to April 14th.

How to Reach Us

For health and safety concerns, the APTPUO office will remain closed. However, we are available by email to answer any questions you may have.

The best way to contact the APTPUO office during this exceptional period is by email at info@aptpuo.ca

If you must contact an APTPUO employee by phone, please leave a message in the voice mailbox with your name, faculty, phone number and the best time to call you. An employee will call you back with a blocked number.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the posting notification system for APTPUO members. 

By subscribing to the posting notification system, you will receive daily email notifications of job postings from your faculties and departments.

More information about the posting notification system here.

Extended Health Insurance Plan

Deadline: January 30, 2021

At the time of hire, members holding appointments during the Winter 2021 semester 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 semester is January 30.

To opt into the medical plan, contact Human Resources at 613 562 5832 or complete the registration form and send it to infohr@uottawa.ca before January 30. For more information on the medical plan through Canada Life, please visit the Human Resources website.

Pension Plan

APTPUO members have access to a defined contribution pension plan. The contribution is set at 7% for the employer and 7% for the member.

Only members of the Association having worked during the previous calendar year are eligible to participate in the pension plan. The plan is administered by the University on behalf of APTPUO members.

To enroll in the plan, contact Human Resources directly at 613 562 5832 or infohr@uottawa.ca.

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.

Letter of Understanding on Compensation for Online Training

We would like to remind you, as per the current Letter of Understanding between the Association and the Employer on compensation for online training, prior approval is no longer required to complete training courses during the Exceptional Period. Thus, those who will be taking or have taken online training for the Fall 2020 Term or the Winter 2021 Term will be entitled to remuneration at the hourly rate of $71.94/hour per technology-related training courses offered by the Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS).

You are also entitled to $71.94 for completing the Digital Self-Defence training course during the Exceptional Period.

For more information on the letter of understanding, please visit: https://aptpuo.ca/covid-19-information/

Requests for winter 2021 Tuition Fee Support

Deadline : January 30, 2021.

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 the tuition fees for students registered at uOttawa who are the child or the spouse of a Part-Time Professor. If the Part-Time Professor is a part-time student at uOttawa, they too may apply for the credit.

For information on how to apply for the credit, please visit HR’s “My Info” web site.

For more information, you can also consult articles 10.11 and 10.12 of the Collective Agreement.

*Does not apply to the OLBI and Toronto-Windsor bargaining units.

Publication of the Hiring Report

According to the Collective Agreement, the University will publish the Winter 2021 Hiring Report on or before February 3. It will be available here.

If you applied unsuccessfully for a course, you can review the report and the successful candidates’ name, 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 our Contact page.

You have 20 working days following its publication to file a complaint.

Request for Additional Compensation for Accommodations

As stipulated in Article (c): “When a member is requested to assist with accommodation measures for students during in-class examination, and that such accommodation is arranged through the Student Access Service Centre and involves additional e-mail, telephone or in-person support on the part of the member, he/she shall be paid upon request an amount of $200 per course for such accommodation assistance.”

The application form for the additional compensation can be found here.

*Does not apply to the OLBI and Toronto-Windsor bargaining units.

Employee Card

Your employee card gives you access to the services at the University (library, swimming pool, courses at Montpetit gym, etc.). If you have lost your card, or are a new member, please contact the Human Resources office.