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Council approves the appointment of the new Human Resources Director L’Orignal, April 27, 2016 – Council of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) approved this morning the appointment of the next Human Resources Director, Pierre B. Gauthier. A resident of L’Orignal, Pierre B. Gauthier has worked as a private practice lawyer in Hawkesbury for the past 25 years, in addition to operating his own law firm. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1991 and has considerable experience in labour standards management and collective agreements. Mr. Gauthier’s candidacy was retained from a total of 32 applications for the position and, following interviews with the finalists, his hiring received the unanimous support of the eight members of Council. “On behalf of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, I wish to welcome Mr. Gauthier as our new Human Resources Director. We are confident that his years of experience as a lawyer as well as in the field of labour relations will make him an excellent employee of the senior management team,” stated Guy Desjardins, Warden of the UCPR. Mr. Gauthier will begin in his position effective Monday, June 13, 2016. As Human Resources Director, he will manage a team of nine employees responsible for the staffing, hiring and training of employees, payroll services, the maintenance of sound labour relations, and the application of occupational health and safety measures. “The UCPR Administration is very pleased with the hiring of Mr. Pierre Gauthier and we look forward to working with him in the near future. He will surely become an asset for our senior management team,” added Stéphane P. Parisien, Chief Administrative Officer of the UCPR.
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A new doctor at the Prescott-Russell Residence Hawkesbury, April 1, 2016 – The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) are pleased to welcome the addition of a new doctor to the medical staff of the Prescott-Russell Residence in Hawkesbury. Dr. Benoit Lajeunesse officially joins the UCPR medical team effective today, Friday, April 1st. Raised in the village of Alfred and currently residing in the Town of Hawkesbury, he studied medicine at the University of Ottawa and graduated in 2012, after which he completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Toronto, specifically in the rural stream. Since October 2014, Dr. Lajeunesse has established his career in Hawkesbury, where he manages a family practice at the Ruby Medical Centre in addition to working as a hospitalist at the Hawkesbury General Hospital. “Dr. Lajeunesse will be a great asset to the Residence and certainly a much-appreciated relief for our residents,” stated Louise Lalonde, Administrator of the Prescott-Russell Residence. “His experience in rural family medicine, as well as his years of service here in the Prescott and Russell region, ensures that the local population will greatly benefit from his addition to our specialized and experienced team.” “I am extremely proud to be joining this team of professional doctors at the Prescott-Russell Residence, and I look forward to continuing my work for those residents in need, in our wonderful region and in the area that I’ve always called home,” added Dr. Lajeunesse. In the photo, from left to right: Louise Lalonde, Administrator of the Prescott-Russell Residence; Paule Juillet, Director of Nursing Care; Dr. Anne-Marie Lemieux, Medical Director; Dr. Robert Fréchette; Dr. Benoit Lajeunesse; and Dr. Michael Markowski.
Collective agreement between the UCPR and CUPE 2828 renewed for 5 years L’Orignal, March 24, 2016 – An agreement in principle reached between the Corporation of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) and Local 2828 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), covering a five-year period from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2021, was ratified this week by UCPR Council and the members of CUPE Local 2828. The renewal of the collective agreement provides for wage increases of 1.9 per cent per year on January 1, 2016 and 2017, as well as 1.8 per cent per year on January 1, 2018, 2019 and 2020. This local is comprised of 61 members, including employees from the departments of Social Services, Economic Development and Tourism, Planning and Forestry, and Public Works. “I wish to emphasize that the meetings were very productive, and demonstrate a willingness on both sides to produce the best possible outcome for everyone involved,” said Stéphane P. Parisien, Chief Administrative Officer of the UCPR. “The contract reflects the good relationship between the employer and the members of Local 2828 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.”
The UCPR recognizes the service and dedication of the Dames auxiliaires L'Orignal, March 23, 2016 – Council of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR), at its monthly meeting this morning, recognized the nearly 60 years of service and dedication of the Dames auxiliaires of the Prescott-Russell Residence in Hawkesbury. Warden Guy Desjardins said: "On behalf of Council of the United Counties, I would like to sincerely acknowledge your many decades of generosity and passion towards the Residence, which contributed to the well-being of its residents and the Prescott and Russell community. We are well aware that the members of your volunteer group helped tirelessly. You organized fundraisers to meet the needs of residents, you ensured that every resident received a gift on special holidays, you lent a hand in the organization of activities, and you have listened and were present to support the Residence's staff. Simply put – your work, loyalty, generosity and dedication to the Prescott-Russell Residence over these many years is more than admirable. You have always been rare pearls, giving your time for free and with kindness. Your presence over the years has enriched the living environment, warmed the heart of our residents, and contributed to the mission of the Residence – to improve the quality of life and well-being of its residents. You have distinguished yourselves by integrating with such delight at the Prescott-Russell Residence. For all these reasons, Council of the United Counties wishes to recognize you today."
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