The Halton District School Board (HDSB) is organized into large divisions and subdivided into departments.
As your employer, there are a few HDSB Board staff that you may wish to contact directly to find out the answers to questions, and others that the Union would contact on your behalf. Almost every Board staff an EA would need to contact is part of the Human Resources Department.
The Union typically deals with Human Resources and Student Services however, we can interact with other Board departments as well. Union members typically speak with only front line Board staff and occasionally, the staff's department manager. HDEAA also works with the upper management level as well.
It is best to contact Board staff through email and to email the right person to ask questions of. On the Board contact list, you will see ‘HDEAA’ next to staff responsible for our worker group.
The Board’s ‘myhdsb’ site is a good source of contact information.
Your Administration at your work location, Manger, Principal, Vice Principal, is your supervisor and the contact for your day-to-day employment. Human Resources is the next usual contact.
Human Resources departments include:
Benefits: the department responsible for benefits including LTD.
Health and Safety: the department responsible for processing EIRs and WSIB as well as support for Health and Safety in the workplace.
Health and Wellness: the department responsible for supporting staff to provide accommodation management for staff illness and injury including attendance management.
Labour Relations: the department that operates a little like the secret service to protect employee's privacy. It is responsible for workplace investigations.
Operations: the department responsible for processing employment events like sick time, leaves of absence, and similar events.
Payroll and Pensions: the department responsible for processing payroll and OMERS.
Smartfind Express: the department responsible for all things Smartfind.
Staffing and Recruiting: responsible for initial hiring to the Board and for the staffing process including postings.