Casual staff at the University are part of the United Steelworkers, Casuals Unit, Local 1998 and are covered under the USW Casual Collective Agreement. The Department of Physiology is committed to assisting supervisors in fulfilling their casual staffing requirements in a way that reduces their exposure to risk and ensures equitable hiring practices. To ensure full compliance with USW and University guidelines governing these types of appointments, the Department has implemented a procedure for casual staff recruitment. If you are planning on recruiting casual staff (research assistants, summer students, administrative asistants) please complete the following form. Once submitted, a copy of the form will automatically be forwarded to the Physiology Business Office for review. You will be contacted by Paula Smellie (Business Manager, Physiology) regarding your request and any next steps required to complete the recruitment process. Please do not extend a written offer of casual employment to an individual until you have been contacted by Paula.