HR Memo: Moving Staff to Midpoint of Salary Range (Midpoint Progression Increase): Feb. 14, 2019

On Feb. 14, HR Compensation issued a memo regarding Moving Staff to Midpoint of Salary Range (Midpoint Progression Increase) for staff who are Management & Professional, Non-Union Research Assistant/Technicians, Executive Administrative Staff and Farm Workers.

Please contact your HR Advisor/Associate if you have questions regarding midpoint progression increase or the salary of your employees.

If you have questions regarding your department’s spreadsheet (Vancouver campus), please contact Sabrina Basra at 604-827-2464 (

Compensation Job Classification Reviews Moving to Tuesdays/Thursdays

Our Compensation team in HR has, for a number of years, conducted job classification reviews on Mondays and Thursdays. Effective Sept. 5, 2017, these reviews will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Cheng (Senior Manager, Compensation) at

HR Compensation Associate Opportunity at UBC

UBC Human Resource is currently recruiting for a Compensation Associate.

Working in partnership with client departments, Compensation in HR is responsible for job evaluation, salary administration and costing, market surveys, and reward and recognition initiatives across the university. The Compensation Associate participates in the design, administration and communication of compensation programs for the university. Responsibilities include job evaluation, reclassification, salary surveys and analysis of resulting data; analytical support for projects and initiatives including participating in costing and providing advice and recommendations related to operational compensation issues and questions.

If you are interested in learning more about this role, please contact Kathleen Cheng, Manager, Compensation, at 604-822-8148.

View the full job description at Current UBC staff should apply through Self-Service. The posting is open until March 23, 2017.

HR Memo: 2016 M&P Compensation Review (April 28, 2016)

We have a memo for all heads and managers with information on the upcoming M&P Compensation Review.

Read the memo here:

If you have questions, please contact

Memo: CUPE 116, Aquatic Centre, General Wage Increases (Jan. 6, 2016)

For the HR community of practice

On Jan. 6, HR issued a memo regarding General Wage increased (GWI) for hourly and monthly staff at the UBC Aquatic Centre who are members of CUPE 116. Read the memo.

2015 Performance-Based Merit Pay Program

For HR Administrators

Information for the 2015 Performance-Based Merit Pay Program has been sent out from HR’s Compensation unit to Administrators with staff eligible for merit, along with individual units’ spreadsheets. The memo can be found here:

Full information on the Performance-Based Merit Pay Program can  be found at:

If you have questions about the Performance-Based Merit Pay Program, contact Compensation.

Compensation Portfolio Redistribution, June 15, 2015

For HR Administrators

As part of the reorganization of workflow within HR’s Total Compensation unit, and building on individual’s strengths, Joyce Wei will be seconded to  HR’s Health, Wellbeing and Benefits unit full-time effective June 15, 2015, on a one-year term to oversee the day-to-day financial monitoring of all the project/grants in Health, Wellbeing and Benefits.  Please join us in congratulating Joyce in her new role.

Alex Brand, Compensation Associate, will assume the Compensation duties vacated by Joyce including the job evaluation and classification for all support positions (CUPE 116, CUPE 2950, IUOE 882, Research Assistants/Technicians not in the bargaining unit, and Executive Administrative Staff), and M&P positions in the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.  In addition, Alex will oversee the administration of merit, MPI, and auditing of supporting positions not  approved by Compensation.  Please contact Alex Brand at: or 604-827-2464 for inquiries and questions.

The new Compensation portfolio distribtion will be available on the HR website as of June 15, 2015. Visit to see the full portfolio listing.