Upon notification of termination of employment, the member will ensure that all financial obligations to the University have been satisfied. The University will provide a preliminary list of financial obligations within fourteen (14) days of the effective date of termination. Outstanding financial obligations of the member may be withheld from the final pay cheque until the obligations have been resolved. Such obligations may include, but are not limited to, University property and outstanding monetary items.

15.1 Resignation from the University

Whenever possible, a member must resign in writing at least one (1) month in advance of resignation. The notice period should be in addition to any unused vacation entitlement.

15.2 Retirement

A member who intends to retire should contact ConnectionPoint and the Pension Office for information regarding the appropriate notice period and other provisions at least six (6) months prior to the expected date of retirement.

The normal retirement date of a member will be in accordance with the terms of the plan(s) in which they participate.

Benefit coverage will continue for employees who work past their normal retirement date with the following exceptions:

  • Long-term disability plan coverage and benefits will no longer be available to employees following the end of the month in which they turn 65.
  • Salary Continuance coverage and benefits will no longer be available to employees following the end of the month in which they turn 67.
  • Pension plan available to employees remains in place past their normal retirement date in accordance with the terms of the plan and applicable legislation.

ConnectionPoint will contact the member regarding benefits changes that occur at normal retirement. Subject to the provisions of the applicable pension plan(s) a member may retire before the normal retirement date as specified in the plan document.

Prior to retiring, if the member wishes, duties, responsibilities and salary may be reduced on terms mutually agreeable to the member, the people leader, the Academic/Administrative Leader and the Associate Vice-President, People and Chief Human Resources Officer.

Members electing retirement will not be eligible for severance benefits as part of their retirement package.

15.3 Employer Initiated Termination

The University reserves the right to dismiss any member for just cause. Just cause can result from unacceptable performance of duties or misconduct. Dismissal for just cause must be conducted in a manner consistent with Article 14.

15.3.1 Term Status Termination

A member with term status, who is terminated for not being suitable for continued employment in a position, will be given one (1) month pay in lieu or notice as per Article 8.

15.4 Termination of Term Positions

The employment of a member with term status, in a term position, ends automatically upon the expiration of the stated term date, without notice.

A member with term status whose term position ends prior to its stated expiration date will be provided with one (1) month notice or pay in lieu of notice.

15.5 Employer Initiated Layoff

The University reserves the right to lay off a member as per Article 16.