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

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!