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Welcome from the Chief Human Resources and Equity Officer

Welcome to the employee handbook for the Confidential Professional Administrative Group at Laurier! I would like to take this opportunity to welcome any new employees and to thank all existing employees for the work you do and your contributions to Laurier.

Laurier is a wonderful place to work, with collaborative people who work in a collegial and supportive manner. We are passionate about Inspiring Lives of Leadership and Purpose amongst our students, alumni, faculty and staff. Working at Laurier provides you with many benefits which are focused on wellness, recognition, lifelong learning and professional development. We pride ourselves on our ability to maintain a positive work-life balance and embrace the culture of community that exists at all of our campuses. Our Employee Success Factors were created by employees from across the organization and truly capture the behaviours and commitments we value at Laurier.

Laurier employees lead by building a thriving community and anticipating the future. They are…

  • collaborative
  • inclusive
  • innovative
  • accountable

This handbook is meant to outline the main aspects of the employee-employer relationship in addition to the Employment Standards Act and will hopefully answer any questions you may have. However, if you have a question or a concern not addressed in the handbook, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Human Resources (HR) team. Contact information can be found on our University intranet (connect.wlu.ca), Working at Laurier/Contacts.

Sincerely,

Pamela Cant
Chief HR and Equity Officer

Introduction

This employee handbook has been prepared to assist non-academic employees in finding the answers to general questions they may have and to familiarize them with the university’s general approach to certain human resources issues. Employees should read it carefully and keep a copy for their records.

This handbook replaces all previous handbooks issued by the university, and all previous handbooks are rendered inoperative effective immediately. Handbooks are reviewed annually.

Remember, this handbook is only intended to provide a general summary of information concerning certain human resources issues. Neither the information in this handbook, nor any other communication by management with respect to this handbook or its contents, forms part of an employment contract with the university. The university has the right to change any information set out in this handbook, without consulting, obtaining agreement, or providing with notice of any kind to employees.

For questions regarding an employee’s personal employment situation or Wilfrid Laurier University employee practices that are not addressed in this handbook, contact Human Resources at 519.884.0710 x2007.

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