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 March 24, 2000 Volume 7, Number 13


About OCN

Front Page


the Bowl



Letters to
the Editor


from HRD





  • Orientation for CUPE 1975 employees ... HRD offers a one half-day session each month to groups of employees who belong to CUPE 1975 and have become eligible for benefit coverage.

    Permanent, Seasonal and Term employees who have been employed continuously in the same position for more than one year are included.

    Judy Easton delivers a general overview of the many services available to employees on campus as well as an in-depth understanding of specific benefit packages.

    Other presentations are made by the Employee Assistance Program, Organization and Employee Development, Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Services, Security Services, Conflict Management Team, and the Faculty Club.

    Draws are made for prizes donated by friends such as Huskie Athletics, the Bookstore, the Faculty Club, Food Services and Printing Services. After the orientation process from HRD, the group proceeds to the Union Office in McLean Hall for a short presentation and lunch. For further information, call Judy at 2422.

  • The Conflict Management Team (CMT) is a team of professionals working with the University community to provide employees with guidance and support in working through differences they have with other employees. Here are the initial steps in resolving conflict with co-workers:

    1. The first step involves addressing the issue with the co-worker(s) you are experiencing differences with, in a respectful way. This means talking with them about the problems you are experiencing in a non-blameful way. If you find that this clears the air and solves your problems, good. If it doesn’t, move on to the next step.

    2. You now have decisions to make. It may be appropriate to speak with your supervisor if he or she is not already aware of the issues at hand. Let your supervisor know what your experience has been and ask for advice.

    If you do not feel this is appropriate (and you have completed the first step), call Martin Rempel, CMT Coordinator at 6288, for advice, support and further options.

    Alternatively, you can call the Employee Assistance Program if you feel a need for personal support in dealing with the issues, or Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Services, if you feel there are harassment issues involved.

  • The Board of Governors has approved new Student Assistant Rates to be effective May 1, 2000. A general mailing was sent March 10 providing more details on the increases. The rates can also be accessed on HRD’s web site (http://adminsrv.usask.ca/hrdivision) .

    For further information, call Sherry Peters at 6278 or e-mail: sherry.peters@usask.ca .

  • Reminder ... if you wish to register for the Aboriginal Awareness Workshops being offered on March 28 and 29 (one-half day session repeated four times), please call Loda Mae Voisey at 6279 or e-mail: lodamae.voisey@usask.ca. This half-day workshop will give participants an introduction to First Nations and Métis issues from a First Nations and Métis perspective. Participants will learn about the historical, economic, sociological and political origins of issues facing Aboriginal people today.

    Sessions will also cover the Indian Act/Treaties, Demographics and Contemporary Issues.

    The workshops will be facilitated by Lloyd Martell (First Nations) and Bev Cardinal (Métis). There is no charge, but registration is required.

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