myINFO Employee Self-Service

Wednesday, March, 11th, 2015 by Nancy Vogel

The  TDSB introduced an employee self-service tool to all staff on March 23, 2015.  You will be able to view your T4s, earning statements, sick leave and benefits information or update your address and work phone number, among other features.  All Miscellaneous Leave forms must be submitted on this tool.

The first time you log onto this secure site you will set up your security questions and input your specific personal information. All subsequent log ons are quick and easy to access from TDSB computers with your employee number and password.

More services wll be avaiable on the tool next school year as the TDSB rolls out this program to all staff.  Contact us if you have questions or concerns about your particular circumstance and we will assist you in getting answers.

Change in Office Space Proposed by Finance Committee

Wednesday, March, 11th, 2015 by Nancy Vogel

March 12, 2015:  The Finance Committee and Executive have been discussing ways to reduce the costs associated with running the bargaining unit office so we can sustain our budget on a long-term basis. Although we have surplus funds as a result of settlements from past grievances and good investments pre-2008, these funds will not sustain the bargaining unit over the long term at our current rate of annual expenditure. Those of you who attended last year’s AGM will remember our discussion about the pressures on our finances from the increase in Time Release costs.

The lease on our office space ends this summer. Our Treasurer and the Finance Committee have noted that if we continue in the same rental space as we have occupied for the past three years, after three more years we will have spent the same amount of money in rent as what is currently available for sale in an office building near Fairview Mall. We have funds available to buy office space and still have a healthy contingency fund available for unforeseen expenses that may occur in the future.

We held a telephone Town Hall meeting on March 11 to share this information, give the rationale and projected costs, and answer questions. The projected savings on an annual basis are 1/3 of what we currently spend on rent. That would put our budget back in a healthy position. OSSTF would own the property and be responsible should our bargaining unit run into difficulty in the future, but they do not interfere in the running of our day to day operations. Currently, they “own” our bank account and all materials held in the PSSP office, as they are the overseer of all OSSTF bargaining units. We report our financial matters to provincial office on a quarterly basis and they must have a copy of our closed accounts each fiscal year. PSSP would be building equity, and should the office space be sold at a future date, all proceeds are returned to PSSP’s bank account.

Questions about this topic? Please contact the bargaining unit office at 647-348-3351.

Telephone Town Hall Meeting on March 11, 2014

Wednesday, March, 11th, 2015 by Nancy Vogel

A Town Hall Meeting will be held on March 11, 2015 from 6 – 7 pm to discuss the Finance Committee’s recommendation that we look at alternate office space when our current lease ends this summer.  Members are given the opportunity to hear the information, learn the rationale and projected savings, and ask questions.  Go to ‘News’ for more info or contact the bargaining unit office with your questions: 647-348-3351.

Sick Leave Days & 90% Sick Days

Thursday, March, 5th, 2015 by Nancy Vogel

All permanent PSSP members are entitled to 11 sick days this school year followed, seamlessly, by 120 Short Term Disability Leave Plan(STDLP) days,  which are paid at 90% of salary.  However, if you didn’t use all 11 of your sick days from last school year, you will have those 90% days topped up by the number of unused days. You call in sick and provide medical notes, as required, exactly the same during the STLP days as you would during the 11 sick days.  This is an enhanced sick leave plan from previous plans and has been in effect, retroactively, from Sept 1, 2012.

Temporary Contract PSSP members (over 4 months in the same position) receive 11 sick days and 60 STDLP days, all prorated to the length of the contract.