2014-15 PTR Instructions (PDAD&C #8)
|From:||Sioban Nelson, Vice-Provost, Faculty and Academic Life|
|Date:||August 25, 2015|
|Re:||2014-15 PTR Instructions (PDAD&C #8)|
The University and UTFA have reached an agreement to implement 2014 – 2015 PTR awards for faculty and librarians in September 2015. All deadlines in these instructions consequently take into account the closing date for the September pay period of September 21, 2015 at 5:00pm.
As you will recall, PDAD&C #81 indicated that salary and benefits negotiations between the University and UTFA were ongoing, that units should initiate the Merit Assessment process as normal, and that the timetable outlined in Deadlines and Key Activities should be adhered to by all divisions. All faculty and librarians normally should have received written notification of their performance assessment and PTR by July 1, 2015. However, given that there was no resolution to the negotiations by that date, you were unable to provide faculty and librarians with any PTR amounts in their assessment letters, or the appropriate histogram.
The University and UTFA have agreed that, in order to proceed with the implementation of PTR now, the 2014 breakpoint and increments will be used for 2014 – 2015 PTR.
In addition, the University and UTFA have also agreed to increase the Teaching-Stream PTR breakpoint and increments effective July 1, 2015 as set out below. For Librarians, salary increases in specific categories have been agreed to as explained below.
As part of the process for implementing PTR in September, all PTR letters should be sent to faculty and librarians by September 21, 2015 at the latest.
5% Merit Pool
Recommendations with respect to 5% Merit Pool awards in multi-departmental faculties should now be forwarded to the Dean. Deans of single department faculties should forward their recommendations for the Merit Pool by Wednesday, September 9, 2015 to Jane Harrison, Interim Director of the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty and Academic Life (firstname.lastname@example.org). Instructions on how to nominate the exceptional members of your unit for consideration for awards from the 5% merit pool are provided by the Deans of multi-departmental divisions, by the Provost for single department faculties, and by the Chief Librarian for all librarians.
PTR for Tenure-Stream and CLTA Faculty:
The July 1, 2015 PTR award for Tenure-Stream and CLTA faculty should be processed and entered into HRIS by September 21, 2015 at 5:00pm using the 2014 breakpoint and increments, which are:
Below Breakpoint — $3,320
Above Breakpoint — $1,880
PTR for Teaching-Stream Faculty (Continuing and Term Appointments):
As a result of the agreement with UTFA, the PTR breakpoint and increments for Teaching-Stream faculty have increased. The July 1, 2015 PTR award should be processed and entered into HRIS by September 21, 2015 at 5:00pm using the following new breakpoint and increments:
Below Breakpoint — $2,945
Above Breakpoint — $1,710
PTR for Librarians:
The July 1, 2015 PTR award should be processed and entered into HRIS by September 21, 2015 at 5:00pm using the 2014 breakpoint and increments, which are:
Below Breakpoint — $2,595
Above Breakpoint — $1,280
In addition, any Librarian with an annual salary on July 1, 2014 of $73,907 or less is entitled to receive a base increase of $2,900 effective July 1, 2014. Those divisions with librarians that will be impacted will be contacted separately with further instructions.
Pool amounts and full instructions
The July 1, 2015 PTR pools are now available in the HRIS B6 application. Instructions on the HRIS implementation of these increases will be circulated to your Business Officers. The full instructions regarding HRIS processing are also available here.