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Employee News – March 24, 2017


Please remember to let our HR team know about any changes to your mailing address and contact information…..  In addition, if any of your tax circumstances have changed please remember to stop by the office and complete a new TD1/TD1BC for the current taxation year.

The office will be closed on Friday April 14th for Good Friday!

Municipal Pension Plan Changes:

What’s changing

  • Enhanced functionality for My Account with new, simplified access to update personal information any time
    • My Account continues to be your employees’ gateway to their pension information, including personal information and spousal information
    • Employees can apply to retire online
  • Information is organized by topics and tasks
  • Improved search
  • Access to your Employer site is through Employer on the top right, which is shown in the attached document. (From there, you can Logon to the secure Employer site as you do now.)

Next steps

  • Please share this exciting news with your employees and colleagues
  • We encourage you and your employees to explore your new website to become familiar with it
  • For information about My Account, point your employees to Manage your Account information in Your pension
  • You and your employees should delete saved bookmarks

If you have questions, please contact Employer Operations at 250 356-9701 in Victoria or toll-free (in Canada) at 1 855-356-9701.

Thank you,

Employer Operations

Your pension experience… we make it easy!



MANDT System – Building Healthy Relationships

The Mandt System® program presents an education and training system of gradual and graded alternatives for de-escalating and supporting people, using a combination of interpersonal communication skills and physical interaction techniques designed to reduce injury to all the participants in an encounter.

We are pleased to offer Mandt Training to our staff.  Please speak with your program manager to be referred to attend one of the upcoming sessions.

Option A:    10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Two Day Mandt Training

  •  In-depth training over two 6 hour classes
  • No physical skill training

Option B:   10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Three Day Mandt Training

  • In-depth training over three 6 hour classes
  • Includes physical skill training

Upcoming Sessions

  • June 22nd and 23rd, 2017

SSCL Employee Group on Facebook  Facebook

We’ve created an Employee Facebook Group!

If you’re on Facebook, please look us up and ‘Join’ the group;

SSCL Employee Group

Click Here and login to your own Facebook, click ‘Join’

Please also feel free to ‘suggest’ or ‘share’ this group with other Spectrum colleagues you’re already friends with!

This forum will be to share announcements, updates, newsletters, training, stories, celebrations and other important news with staff and colleagues.
We invite all staff to participate by appropriately sharing any community events, stories or photos from your time spent with people you’re supporting.

We look forward to your participation!

We are hiring!

Are you already hired by Spectrum? If you’re working relief and looking for full or part-time opportunities, take a look at our Job Postings here!

Spread the word! If you’re enjoying your work and the people you’re meeting….tell your friends!

Have them send in their resume to

 Guess what!?  We have a referral program!

If you have a friend, family member or meet someone in the community that is interested in joining the team and you refer them to Spectrum, you could be eligible for a referral bonus!
If the person referred is hired and maintains at least 9 months of consistent employment with Spectrum,  we will award a $50 Referral Bonus (Pre-loaded Visa card).
*if you’d like more info on the program, please email

Our way of saying thank you for bringing us quality applicants/employees!

The Health and Safety Committee is accepting nominations for those who would like to join the committee.

If you or someone you know would like to be nominated, please notify Naomi or Rachel in Human Resources at

According to WorkSafe BC, there should be no fewer than four regular members. If nominations are insufficient, the team will appoint employees to become members.

Below are some responsibilities of an H&S Committee member:

– Meet once per month
– Improve safety within the organization
– Educate about safety within the organization
– Review safety issues
– Provide feedback on safety issues
– Represent employees within safety related issues
– Review of incidents (WorkSafe claims)
– Review Unsafe Working Conditions reports
– Provide awareness to people regarding safety issues

Health and Safety members review Work Safe claims within Spectrum. One of the main goals of the H&S Committee is to prevent injuries and accidents from re-occurring.