Human Resources

Human Resources

Human Resources

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Employee Wellness and Support

During the past few weeks, our daily lives have been changing quickly. It is normal to feel overwhelmed with this pace of change and Queen’s Human Resources is ready to support our employees and promote good health and wellness during uncertain times. We are dedicated to providing resources that will help us transition how we work, and ways to keep us connected and mutually supportive.

Currently we are developing a series of short webinars to help employees deal with the challenges of working in our current environment. These offerings are currently found in our Learning Catalogue and we are working to make each session recording available to all staff and faculty. Visit the Learning & Development web page to learn more about how we can help you.

Requests for wellness resources or ideas for future topics can be sent to:

Mental and physical health

Queen’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider, Homewood Health, continues to create resources to help employees and family members reduce nervousness and anxiety arising as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Toolkits to success while working remotely are also available for employees and managers.

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Queen’s helps

Although campus is closed to the majority of faculty, staff, and students, the Queen’s community is working together to confront the challenges posed by COVID-19. The Queen’s Gazette continues to report these positive stories.

The Campus Wellness Project encourages and supports a culture of wellbeing for everyone at Queen’s, and continues to do so through their “Digital Campus – WORK” site. Visit the site for links to information, services, support and strategies to support the holistic wellbeing of staff.

Support for families

What do I do if I am unable to make other arrangements for dependent child care as a result of the Ontario public school closure?

Employees are required to contact their manager or designate, to discuss their absence and alternate work arrangements. If alternate work arrangements are not possible, staff who are eligible will be granted leave with pay until May 10, 2020.  For those employees who continue to be unable to make other arrangements for dependent child care after May 10, 2020, they must discuss their options with their manager to use, for example, vacation time, lieu time, or an unpaid leave.