Manager's Toolkit

This site provides tools to better assist managers and department administrators in navigating pay and HR functions. Additional resources for managers are also available on the HR Learning & Information Community webpage (HRLInC) on topics such as Hiring, Coaching and Change Management.

 Tobacco and Smoke-Free Campus and Cannabis Legislation

On January 1, 2018, McMaster adopted a tobacco and smoke-free designationA toolkit for people leaders is available to assist you and your team through this change.

With the legalization of cannabis, the health and safety of faculty, staff and students remain a priority at McMaster University.  Consuming recreational cannabis in the workplace continues to be illegal since legalization on October 17, 2018. Please refer to McMaster's cannabis webpage to learn and understand more about cannabis, the legislative changes, and what they mean for faculty, staff and students at McMaster.  A toolkit for leaders is also available to provide additional information and support.


Hiring Staff? Click here to access the McMaster Staff Hiring Guidelines, which provide information and resources to help you with recruitment and selection.

Additional Resources

·         For UNIFOR hiring resources, please refer to the Recruitment and Selection Process Checklist within the McMaster Staff Hiring Guidelines

·         How To Hire a Work Program Student 

·         Process for Hiring Temporary, Casual and Interim Employees

·         Job Descriptions for Temporary/Casual/Interim Employees

·         Unifor Unit 1 Job Descriptions and Postings

 HR/Payroll Forms

On this page you will find forms to be used with the HR Mosaic Payroll system.

Additional Resources

·         Template Substitute Day for Working on a Public Holiday

·         Statutory Leaves of Absence

·         Personal Emergency Leaves

·         Supervisor Protocol - Requesting Medical Documentation Unifor, Unit 1


 Legislative Updates

On November 27, 2017, Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, received Royal Assent. Bill 148 makes significant amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the ESA), Labour Relations Act, 1995 (the LRA), and Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). Certain amendments under Bill 148 will come into force effective immediately, with other amendments coming into force on December 3, 2017, January 1, 2018, and throughout 2018 and 2019.


·         Overview of Bill 148 Changes (The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017)

·         Fair Workplaces - Timeline of Changes

·         Communication for People Managers - Dec 2017

·         FAQ for People Managers - Dec 2017

·         Communication for People Managers (Equal Pay for Equal Work) - Feb 2018

·         FAQ for People Managers (Equal Pay for Equal Work) - Feb 2018


 Online Library

McMaster Online Resource Essentials (MORE) is a collection of information housed in Avenue2Learn that provides information and webcasts on numerous topics including University Funding, Mental Health Awareness, Employment Equity, as well as core orientation material for new employees.