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Human Resources

A variety of frequently used forms and policies can be found on this page. Please ensure, when making any changes to your personal information, that you send the completed form to the Department Human Resources Manager.

If you would like to update your home address or make changes to your banking information.


McMaster University Employees have access to benefits provided through Blue Cross while Travelling and SunLife for Major Medical and Dental Benefits. Links to Benefit information can be found below:

​Leaves of Absence

From time to time, employees require personal or parental leaves of absence.  Consult with the department Human Resources Manager concerning your entitlement.  Leave of Absence forms can be completed as follows:

Collective Agreements and Labour Relations

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your employment, you may consult with Human Resources or Union Representation. In addition, you may benefit from personally reviewing the Collective Agreement and Labour Relations Policies:

Tuition Assistance

McMaster University offers tuition assistance to eligible staff and their dependents. Please refer to the applicable policy:


McMaster University processes payroll on a bi-weekly schedule by direct deposit to the bank account you have provided to the payroll department. Faculty and Staff are paid on opposite Fridays.

All employees of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology are required to submit timesheets to the Human Resources Manager every second Thursday by noon.

Timesheets are used for processing of staff payroll and to maintain accurate attendance record keeping. Please use this timesheet template.

If you would like to change the account your pay is deposited to, use the following form:

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) provides McMaster University with the necessary schedules for deductions regarding Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance and Income Tax.


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