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.

General Wage Increase Implementation

For HR Administrators

A memo regarding the implementation of the July 1, 2013 General Wage Increase was distributed last week.

Lisa Castle’s Message on the Changes to HSE and HR

By Lisa Castle, Associate Vice-President, Human Resources.

On behalf of everyone in HR, I am excited to welcome the members of the Health  Promotions Programs unit into Human Resources.  While always part of my portfolio, the recent reorganization of the Department of Health, Safety and Environment will see HPP  transitioning into HR’s Total Compensation unit  under the leadership of Michelle Berner (Director, Total Compensation).

The reorganization of HSE was undertaken in order to better allow the university to increase its commitment to identify and manage risk across the organization. The new portfolio (including much of HSE, the Risk & Insurance group from Treasury, and the current staff from Risk Management) will report to Vice-President, Finance, Resources and Operations, Pierre Ouillet, and be headed by the university’s new Chief Risk Officer, Ron Holton. Mr. Holton helped UBC develop its existing risk management framework in 2009/10, and was most recently the Vice-President, Risk Management and Assurance Services, for VANOC.

While the transition period will be a challenging time for everyone, I believe that the end result of this reorganization will allow Human Resources and Risk Management to become stronger in their support of UBC’s Students, Faculty and Staff, and the organization generally.

I will miss my colleagues in the other units in Health, Safety and Environment, as they move into their new portfolio. We will continue to work together to move our portfolios forward, and I wish them every personal and professional success!