Support Staff Learning and Development
Effective Date:
June 20, 2006
Revised Date:
Review Date:
June 20, 2016
Approving Body:
Board of Governors
President, delegated to VP (Administration)
Executive Director, Human Resources
Applies to:
Employees:Excluded Management, Administrative and Professional Staff; Medical Practitioners and Administrators; Out of Province Support Staff; Support Staff in Bargaining Units

1.0 Reason for Policy

To identify the University's commitment to learning and development initiatives for support staff. Staff development plays an important role in achieving the University's mission. This Policy is intended to promote an environment conducive to the development of job-related knowledge and skills for support staff and the attainment of a post secondary education through the University of Manitoba.

2.0 Policy Statement

2.1 The University will endeavour to provide support staff with opportunities for the development of job-related knowledge and skills, through staff development opportunities such as degree credit courses and programs; job-related courses, programs, seminars and workshops taken for credit toward a certificate; and University administered or sponsored training and orientation programs. 

2.2 Where a similar staff development opportunity exists through one of the University's resources and some other educational institution or organization, support staff and departments are expected to utilize the University's resources as opposed to seeking financial assistance to attend the external educational institution or organization.

3.0 Accountability

3.1 The University Secretary is responsible for advising the President that a formal review of the Policy and Secondary Documents is required.

3.2 The Director of Learning and Development Services,is responsible for the communication, administration and interpretation of this policy.

4.0 Secondary Documents

4.1 The Vice-President (Administration) or the President may approve Procedures which are secondary to and comply with this Policy.

5.0 Review

5.1 Formal Policy reviews will be conducted every ten (10) years. The next scheduled review date for this Policy is June 20, 2016.

5.2 In the interim, this Policy may be revised or rescinded if the Board of Governors deems necessary.

5.3 If this Policy is revised or rescinded, all Secondary Documents will be reviewed as soon as reasonably possible in order to ensure that they:

(a) comply with the revised Policy; or
(b) are in turn rescinded.

6.0 Effect on Previous Statements

6.1 This Policy supersedes the following:

(a) Policy 807 Educational Assistance for Support Staff dated December 17, 1975; and
(b) Policy 1108 Tuition Fee Remission dated April 30, 1997.

7.0 Cross References

Procedures: Support Staff Learning and Development