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2021 Bonuses in H&S

FY21 Bonus guidelines

This policy covers administration of bonuses for staff.

We expect the majority of bonuses to be Year-End Performance Bonuses. However, we also have the category of Project-Specific Bonuses that may be awarded throughout the year. The process to request a bonus will be like in previous years. It requires submitting a justification to recognize the work of high-performing staff and their significant contributions.  Please refer to the award amounts, criteria, and timeline below to submit a request.

Award Amounts

Please use the applicable tables below to determine bonus amounts for Year-End Performance Bonuses and Project-Specific Bonuses during FY21. The amount recommended should be commensurate with the achievements or contributions. Please note distinctions between award levels will be determined by the level of responsibility and magnitude of the contribution. Also, staff may receive bonuses in more than one category in FY21, but the total of the two combined may not total more than 10% of base salary.

Funding

The funding source for all bonuses must be identified when the bonus request is submitted. The bonus criteria will be applied to all requests regardless of funding source.

Year-End Performance Bonus Criteria

Bonuses in this category are awarded at the end of this fiscal year and recognize exceptional employees who have successfully completed their trial period. 

Note: justification is not required if the recommended bonus amount is $2,000 or lower 

BONUS AMOUNT CRITERIA FOR BONUS
8-10% of base salary

Performance consistently exceeded all objectives and expectations.  Notable, highly visible, and exceptional contributions were widely recognized (school-wide and university-wide contributions).

*Note: Bonuses at this level will be awarded at the manager level and above
5-7% of base salary Performance often exceeded all objectives and expectations.  Excellent contributions were recognized at the school and or department/program level.
3-4% of base salary Performance met and often exceeded all objectives and expectations.  Solid contributions were recognized at the department or program level.

 

Project Specific Bonuses

Bonuses in this category are awarded to recognize exceptional results in the completion of a project by employees who have successfully completed their trial period. If a Year-End Performance bonus is also awarded, the two combined cannot total more than 10% of base salary in a fiscal year. 

Note: justification is required for all project-specific bonuses

BONUS AMOUNT CRITERIA FOR BONUS

5% of base salary

  • Had a lead role in the successful completion of large scale/high profile special project with substantial impact.
  • Was responsible for a successful event of unprecedented magnitude that required extraordinary time and planning, as well as effort over and above the normal requirements of the job.
  •  Was responsible for achieving a major objective ahead of schedule resulting in a breakthrough with unit-wide impact.

3-4% of base salary

  •  Was a major contributor to the successful completion of large scale/high profile project with substantial impact.
  •  Played a significant role in a successful event of a large magnitude that required extraordinary time and planning, as well as effort over and above the normal requirements of the job.
  •  Was a major contributor in achieving a major objective ahead of schedule resulting in a breakthrough with unit-wide impact.

2% of base salary

  • A significant contribution to the successful completion of large scale/high profile project with substantial impact.
  • Played a significant role in a successful event of a large magnitude that required additional time and planning, as well as effort over and above the normal requirements of the job.
  • Was a strong contributor in achieving a major objective ahead of schedule resulting in a breakthrough with unit-wide impact.