Memo: M&P Compensation Review – Pay Grade and Salary Administration, Phase 2 Effective July 1, 2017 (May 25, 2017)

Date: May 25, 2017
To: Deans, directors, managers and heads of academic and administrative units at the Vancouver campus
From: Michelle Berner, Managing Director, Human Resources – Total Compensation; Kathleen Cheng, Senior Manager, Compensation
CC: HR Advisory Services; Trang Nguyen, Budget Office and Management Reporting; Adam DeMello, Budget Office and Management Reporting
Subject: M&P Compensation Review – Pay Grade and Salary Administration, Phase 2 Effective July 1, 2017

Further to our update of March 22, 2017, today we have information regarding the July 1, 2017, “Adjustment #2” implementation.

We are targeting July 1, 2017, for implementation of the second of three phases of changes resulting from the M&P Compensation Review, to appear on July 15, 2017, paycheques. This includes salary grade changes and salary adjustments.

Your department administrators will shortly receive a spreadsheet that lists the M&P staff in your faculty/department whose salary grades and/or salary will change as a result of the second phase of this Compensation Review, with instructions on next steps.

HR will be sending individual memos to M&P staff members whose salary grade and salary are affected by the Compensation Review. The target date for these memos is the week of June 12, 2017. M&P staff members whose salary grade and salary will not be impacted will not receive a memo.

If you are planning on making either a salary offer or a salary adjustment on or before July 1, 2017, please consider the possible impact of changes resulting from the M&P Compensation Review. You can refer to the table in the March 22, 2017, memo to determine whether the individual’s salary will be impacted on July 1, 2017, by the implementation, and plan accordingly. For example, if you are hiring a new employee in June 2017, and the starting salary is above the midpoint of the salary range, and that job family level moves to a higher pay grade on July 1, 2017, then the individual will receive a salary increase to the midpoint of the new, higher salary range on July 1, 2017.

Please also note that effective July 1, 2017 AAPS members will receive a General Wage Increase (GWI) of 0.5%.

Implementation of Phase 3 of the M&P Compensation Review will occur prior to the effective date of July 1, 2018.

Additional information about the M&P Compensation Review is available on the Human Resources website at This includes background information and FAQs for staff members and administrators.

Queries may be directed as follows:

  • Queries about changes to your faculty/department spreadsheet may be directed to Kathleen Cheng at or 604-822-8148.
  • Staff and Administrator questions, aside from those outlined above, may be directed to An HR representative will respond on a priority basis.
  • Queries pertaining to funding may be directed to the Budget Office.

Thank you.