Reward and Recognition Scheme for Academic-Related and Support Staff

The Reward and Recognition Scheme for academic-related and support staff was introduced in 2013 and has two elements:

  • an annual gathered field review, the Awards for Excellence Scheme, at departmental level, awarding incremental payments within a simplified framework;
    AND
  • a Recognition Scheme, under which smaller, more timely awards (£200 before tax in all cases) can be made at departmental level to recognise one-off, outstanding contributions at any time of the year.

The Personnel Committee has approved the launch of the Awards for Excellence Scheme for 2016/17.

The Scheme, which is mandatory, should take place in departments in Hilary term 2017. Awards should be implemented in the April 2017 payroll. The Recognition Scheme is on-going.

The Scheme is operated at departmental level. Members of staff should contact their line manager or departmental administrator about how the Scheme operates in their department.

The Scheme has been in operation since 2013 and whilst there have been no changes to the policy for 2016/17 the guidance has been updated. Departments should re-familiarise themselves with the guidance and frequently asked questions.