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Hiring research staff

Research administrative support

All full-time positions (greater than 24 hours per week) that are expected to continue beyond four months of the original start date must be evaluated and posted within four months in accordance with the OPSEU Collective Agreement. Follow the steps to completing a job evaluation, contact your total compensation specialist to begin the process.

Hours of work Greater than 24 hours up to a max of 36.25 hours Less than or equal to 24 hours per week
Employee group OPSEU Non-Union Casual
Hiring approvals PI plus one level above PI and ORS if research account PI plus one level above PI and ORS if research account
Hiring method Research Hiring Form (PDF) PIs process the hire through eAppoint. Must be positive time reporting, not averaged hours. PIs may delegate this task to RASOs by completing the Research Hiring Form (PDF)
Payment method N/A Depending on the 'Reported Time Type' selected, the employee will either submit payable time for the hours worked (Positive Hours), or the employee will be automatically paid on each pay day (Avg Hrs by Day).
Funding source Departmental operating budget and/or funded research Departmental operating budget and/or funded research
Benefits Pro-rated benefits after four (4) months No health and dental benefits.
Full benefits after 1 year
Minimum salary OPSEU salary scale (under 12 months) Pay schedule for NUC
OPSEU salary scale (over 12 months)
Vacation Appointment for less than 12 months - 4% first 4 months then 1 day per month for completed month
4% of gross per pay
Appointment greater than 12 months - accrual at 1.25 days/month
Additional cost to salary (health & dental & statutory benefits) Additional 24.5% of gross pay

To determine total salary including vacation and additional costs, use the Research Salary Estimator.
Additional 9% of gross pay

To determine total salary including vacation and additional costs, use the Research Salary Estimator.
Offer letters OPSEU Term (4 months or greater) (DOC) Non-union casual offer letter template (DOC)
OPSEU Term (less than 4 months) (DOC)
Contract extension (DOC)