Contribution pay

Applications for discretionary or additional scale increments for exceptional levels of contribution need to be received by deans or heads of service by December 17.

Full guidance, criteria for awards and the timetable are set out here:

The timetable will be slightly later for staff in the Faculty of Biological Sciences - as they are aware - to enable us to complete the restructuring job matching and appointing process first. All staff will be notified of the outcome of their applications next March and all awards, including those in FBS, will be backdated to 1 August 2010.

Contribution pay was discussed at the last joint negotiating meeting with the UCU on November 1, when it was agreed to address concerns about consistency of awards across faculties and services in the guidance. The union did not object to the University's proposal to run the contribution pay exercise again this year. The contribution pay exercise was also discussed at the joint committee meetings with Unite and UNISON.  The University is happy to discuss any outstanding issues with the UCU through JCUU, though we cannot make any changes to the process that would impact unfairly upon individuals who have already submitted applications.

More than 700 staff received contribution pay last year, compared with around 1,100 the previous year.

Matthew Knight

Director of Human Resources

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