Salary review procedures in the USFA Collective Agreement (Article 17) include our system for merit-based pay. During their career at the U of S faculty receive a specific number of regular Career Development Increases based on rank. In addition to these regular salary increases, faculty may be awarded Special Increases for meritorious work.
Salary committees at the level of the academic unit (department or non-departmentalized college) award special increases based on standards that have been set by the unit based on provisions in the Collective Agreement. Department Salary Committees may also recommend faculty for additional special increases to the College Review Committee (CRC) or recommend faculty for special increases if there is not enough money allocated to the department.
Salary committees in non-departmentalized colleges and College Review Committees award special increases and may recommend faculty for additional special increases to the President’s Review Committee (PRC). Faculty can also appeal to PRC if they are unhappy with their salary review procedure outcome and Deans can appeal to PRC on behalf of a faculty member.
The period under review ends on June 30 of the academic year prior to the one in which the review takes place (Article 17.5.6(i)).
Please contact the USFA office if you have questions about salary review procedures.
From Article 17.5.6
- June 30
- the Department Head or Dean shall have advised the candidate to provide such information as the candidate wishes to introduce
- September 1
- the candidate shall have provided to the Department Head or Dean such information as the candidate wishes to introduce
- November 30
- the Department Head shall have met with each employee to discuss the salary recommendation; department committees shall have considered all salary reviews, made awards where appropriate, submitted their recommendations to the college and decisions to the President for the information of the Board and informed employees in the department of rankings, awards and recommendations as well as reasons for awards and recommendations
- January 31
- College Review Committees (or College Salary Committees) shall have considered all salary reviews and submitted their decisions and recommendations to the President for transmission to the Board or to the President’s Review Committee. College Review Committees shall have informed individual employees of decisions and recommendations and submitted decisions to the President for the information of the Board. College Salary Committees shall have informed employees in the college of rankings, awards and recommendations as well as reasons for awards and recommendations
- February 28
- any employee wishing to appeal shall have submitted the appeal to the secretary of the President’s Review Committee
- March 31
- the President’s Review Committee shall have considered all cases before it and submitted its decisions to the President for the information of the Board