MUNASA Bulletin - February 21, 2022
Dear Members: MUNASA was informed that Total Compensation carried out a benchmarking exercise in 2020-2021, to obtain market data on Academic Affairs positions as the community had raised concerns that the compensation for these positions was not competitive with the market and that Academic Affairs should be recognized as a specialization. Academic Affairs had been matched to the General Administration (ADM) Sub-Family as one representative of this role did not exist. As a result of the benchmarking exercise, a new Academic Affairs Sub-Family under the HR Family was created and four (4) new job profiles were added that focused entirely on academic affairs. New generic job profile descriptions were created and these are available on Workday and on the HR website. We would like to specifically address the positions that were ADM2A Grade 04 transferred/rematched to a higher grade, HRM2G Grade 05, as they now fall under a new salary scale.
Academic Affairs Admin
Academic Affairs Officer
Associate Director Academic Affairs
Director Academic Affairs
Employees who have now been ‘transferred’ to the appropriate job profile, HRM2G Grade 05, were informed that this ‘transfer’ was not considered a rematch or a promotion because their “role has not changed”. We understand that those who were below the minimum of the new salary scale, “resulting from a transfer from Grade 04 to Grade 05”, were brought up to the minimum of the new scale. However, those who were already at or above the minimum of the salary scale did not receive an 8% increase. It should be recalled that Article 4.1 of the Salary Administration Policy states the following: “a promotion shall be defined as a transfer to a new position with a higher grade or a rematched position with a higher grade than the previous grade”, in either case an 8% increase (without exceeding the maximum) or the minimum of the salary scale of the new role profile grade must be applied. We understand that none of the employees who were entitled to the 8% salary increase received it. Since the benchmarking exercise revealed that the compensation for Academic Affairs positions was not competitive with the market, this makes it all the more concerning that the 8% was not applied. How many years had their compensation not been competitive with the market? As outlined in the Dispute Resolution Policy, “All letters of dispute must be filed with the University within three (3) months of the date of the occurrence or omission that gave rise to it.” If you would like to file a dispute to challenge this violation of the Salary Administration Policy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, since a dispute needs to be filed no later than Friday, February 25, 2022. The MUNASA Executive