Team News – November 8, 2019
The Spectrum Office will be closed November 11, 2019 while we observe Remembrance Day!
With the treat of escalation in the Transit dispute one team is putting thought to how to best support the individuals (staff and those they support) within their team.
The Community Inclusion Collingwood Team has been staying on top of the pending bus strike
The following is how to sign up for any disruptions or changes to the bus schedules. I just signed up and will be getting the latest updates on my phone and via my email
Consider signing up or pass this information along to your teams
Note to stay up to date on any service disruptions Sign in got trans alerts
I asked the staff on my team to set up a contingency plan for getting to work in the morning and have posted it on Whatsapp for our team and on our Sharevision page, should there be any questions to Judy or the office about staffing
We also looked at our program and how to manage it should there be a bus strike, for example we have and continue to have conversations about running the program using only the skytrain and looking at what resources are present along the skytrain routes for our folks to access
Hope this helps
Sterling Tobias James
Welcome to TeksMed our new Disability Management provider!
We have now transitioned from DMI (Disability Management Institute) over to TeksMed on October 1st, 2019.
Similar to DMI, TeksMed will be working with Spectrum to proactively manage employees’ occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses and to ensure that employees are receiving the necessary support with documentation and return to work planning following an absence from work.
To read more about TeksMed, please review their website: https://teksmed.com/#about
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
More information to follow next month!
Have you referred a New Hire to Spectrum?
Referrals are one of the best ways to recruit! We appreciate all of them, so please keep sending them our way!
If you refer someone you know to Spectrum and they are hired and stay with us for 9 months, we’ll provide you with a $50 bonus as a thank you for sending us great people!!
Please make sure you let the person you’re referring know to mention you when they apply and come in for their interview. It’s also a good idea to email firstname.lastname@example.org and give Human Resources a heads up.
Registering your Compass Card
You might want to register your Compass Card to protect your unused balance if your card is lost or stolen.
Below please find the Translink link to register your card:
- They will ask for the compass card number
- CVN code (which is on the back of the compass card)
- Card name is optional (give your card a name (e.g. John UBC – instead of a number)
Then a check “I agree to the Compass Card Terms and Conditions of Use for creating an account”
Then follow the prompts.
Are you an active member of the Municipal Pension Plan and within five years of retirement?
The plan’s Board of Trustees is considering changes to the post-retirement extended health and dental benefits program. We want to hear what members believe are the most important group benefits and why.
Go to mpp.pensionsbc.ca for more information and to access an online survey.
Be sure your feedback is considered in possible benefits plan changes – participate by November 15, 2019.
Dear Municipal plan member,
Wondering how being a member of the plan, returning from parental leave, getting a separation or divorce, changing jobs, or choosing a pension option could affect your future pension? Are you nearing retirement and curious how planning now can make your transition to retirement easier? Find answers to your pension questions with free pension education!
New and potential members
- Getting to Know Your Pension is 15 minutes of online learning that will introduce you to the value and benefits of plan membership
Members establishing their career or several years away from retirement
- Making the Most of Your Pension can help you maximize your pension by understanding how the decisions you make throughout your career affect your pension when you retire
- Take 45 minutes of online learning or attend the two-hour workshop
Members planning for or within five years of retirement
- Approaching Retirement is a two–hour workshop designed to help you understand the important decisions you need to make about your pension
Workshops fill up quickly so register early to make sure you can attend the date of your choice. If a workshop is full, you can be placed on a waitlist or you may take a workshop at an alternative location.
For more information, and to take online learning or register for a workshop, visit mpp.pensionsbc.ca.
If you have taken online learning or attended a workshop, please encourage your colleagues to take pension education so they can benefit from learning more about their pension.
Whether you take online learning or attend a workshop, you’ll get the information you need to prepare for your future pension.
mpp.pensionsbc.ca Email: email@example.com
Toll-free (Canada/U.S.): 1-877-558-557
Helps You with Personal and Professional Concerns – Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
If you are currently enrolled in our employee group benefits, you are eligible to receive support from the EAP.
Information on our new EAP is available at: https://www.workhealthlife.com/sunlife
or by phone at 1-855-544-7722
What can you get help with?
- Parenting and Child Care
- Older Adults
- Midlife & Retirement
- Financial and Legal Issues
- Work Issues
- Health & Wellness
- Emotional Well-Being
For more information and to access the program, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org