Getting Paid at U of T

Payroll Pointers

 February 7, 2017

It’s tax time again: 2016 T4 slips available February 23, 2017

2016 T4, T4A, and T4ANR tax slips will be available on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

Tax Slip Consent Program

In March 2016, the Tax Slip Consent Program was launched, providing employees with the option to access their tax slips
through Employee Self-Service (ESS). Employees who were newly hired, returned to work, or renewed their employment contract after March 2016, as well as those who have provided consent through
ESS, will no longer receive the paper T4 slip if they were active employees in February 2017.

All employees with access to ESS will be able to view and print copies of their 2016 tax slips on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

All employees with ESS access must obtain a copy of their tax slips through ESS. No paper copies will be provided. Those individuals without ESS access may request a copy from Central Payroll Services by sending an email to after March 8, 2017.

Tax slips

You may receive two 2016 tax slips if:

  • You moved from a Casual to an Appointed position, or vice versa
  • You are an employee who is a member of United Steel Workers (USW) and passed your probation date in 2016

Due dates:

Information for employee’s T4, T4A, and T4ANR filing and due dates:

Need assistance?

Contact: Central Payroll Services Email:

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Performance Assessment & Goal Setting

The deadline for the 2017-2018 Goal/Objective Setting processes for all participating employee groups (Confidential, Professional/Managerial, Advancement Professional, Research Associates / Sr. Research Associates) has been extended to 5 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017.
Employees in these groups who have not yet had a chance to submit their goals online are encouraged to discuss them with their manager and enter them in the Halogen system. Managers are encouraged to approve their employees goals in the system before the deadline.

About the Process

Performance planning and assessment is an ongoing process of communication between managers and their staff. The process involves a proactive planning component at the beginning of the performance year, ongoing feedback and coaching during the
year, as well as an annual end of year meeting to:

  • Assess and discuss the staff member’s relative success in achieving the goals and objectives for the review period and how these objectives were achieved using the defined competencies
  • Recognize strong performance
  • Identify areas requiring improvement and / or development and plans for meeting the training needs
  • Identify key priorities for the following year and set goals and objectives

Login to Halogen
Performance Management System

Need help logging in? Visit our Help page.

New for Halogen Version 16.2 – upgrade notice:

Halogen system was upgraded to version 16.2 on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Overall, there are minor changes to the system functionality.

However, end users will notice that new Performance Assessment and Goal Setting forms will now be saved in an HTML format (vs PDF format). With this update, users will benefit from a more consistent user experience when saving Halogen forms, more streamlined printing of documents and improved ease of access on mobile devices. Forms that have been signed off will also be shortened in length.

Instructions on how to save your forms using the HTML format

About Us

The Central Payroll Services team provides:

  • Process and payment of the University’s monthly and bi-weekly payrolls
  • Cheque distribution
  • Direct deposit enrollment, change and cancellation
  • Lost cheque replacement
  • Maintenance of employee payroll records
  • Processing of all federal and provincial mandated employment tax forms
  • Calendar year-end tax documents

Contact Us

For general payroll inquiries, please contact 416.978.0452 or The team is available from:

Monday to Friday 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. (4:30 p.m. from Canada Day to Labour Day)

We are located at 215 Huron Street, 8th Floor, Toronto, ON  M5S 1A2