Implementation of Arbitration Award on Faculty and Librarian Salaries

PDADC#21, 2010-11

MEMORANDUM

To: PDAD&C
From:    Cheryl Misak, Vice President and Provost
Edith Hillan, Vice Provost, Academic and Faculty Life
Date: October 14, 2010
Re: Implementation of Arbitration Award on Faculty and Librarian Salaries and Benefits
  

You will have received Memo HR #9 2010-11 speaking to the recently received two-year Arbitration Award regarding salaries and benefits for Faculty and Librarians for the period July 1 2009 to June 30 2011. The purpose of this memorandum is to outline the
implementation timeline for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 components of the agreement. Business officers will be provided with detailed information regarding the implementation of the ATB and PTR increases through EASI. I would ask you to take particular note of the sections in the memo which are italicized, as these require you to take specific actions with regard to the implementation of the award.

SALARY AWARD

2009-2010 ATB Increases

There are two stages to the across-the-board (ATB) part of the award during the 2009/10 academic year: the ATB increase or flat dollar amount increase to salary effective July 1, 2009 and the ATB increase or flat dollar increase effective January 1, 2010. These increases are not compounded and are retroactive to the effective dates. Both stages of the salary increase will be implemented in the November pay run. Both increases will be applied automatically through HRIS in the November pay run for all faculty members and librarians who commenced their employment prior to (but not including) July 1, 2009. Faculty members and librarians will receive either the ATB percentage increase as indicated in the table below OR the specified minimum flat dollar increase, whichever is greater, retroactive to July 1, 2009 or January 1, 2010 as indicated.


July 1, 2009 January 1, 2010

1.25% increase to salary as of 30th
June 2009 or the following flat dollar   
increase if its value is greater than
1.25%
1.0% increase to salary as of 30th
June 2009 or the following flat dollar   
increase if its value is greater than
1.0%
Tenured/tenurestream $ 1,720.00 $ 1,376.00
Teaching stream $ 1,215.00 $ 972.00
Librarians $ 1,143.00 $ 914.00
Non-tenure stream (CLTA)     $ 1,024.00   $ 819.00


For faculty members and librarians who have appointments of less than 100%, the minimum flat dollar amount will be prorated to correspond to the FTE.

Please note that faculty members and librarians who commenced employment on or after July 1, 2009 are NOT eligible for the ATB increases effective July 1, 2009 OR January 1, 2010 and therefore those increases will not be automatically implemented.

You should ensure that faculty members and librarians receive a letter by November 24, 2010 informing them of the ATB increases allocated and their new annualized salary for 2009-2010.

2010-2011 ATB Increases

As with the 2009/10 ATB increase, there are two stages to the award in 2010-11: the ATB percentage increase or minimum flat dollar amount effective July 1, 2010 and the ATB percentage increase or minimum flat dollar amount effective January 1, 2011. These increases are not compounded and are retroactive to the effective date and both will be implemented in the January 2011 pay run. Both increases will be applied automatically through HRIS in the January 2011 pay run for all faculty members and librarians who had commenced their employment prior to (but not including) July 1, 2010. In the case of the July 1, 2010 ATB, faculty members and librarians will receive either the percentage ATB as indicated in the table below OR the specified minimum flat dollar amount, whichever is greater, retroactive to July 1, 2010. In the case of the January 1, 2011 ATB, faculty members and librarians will receive either the percentage ATB as indicated below OR the specified minimum flat dollar amount.


July 1, 2010 January 1, 2011

1.25% increase to salary as of 30th
June 2010 or the following flat dollar
increase if its value is greater than
1.25%
1.0% increase to salary as of 30th
June 2010 or the following flat dollar
increase if its value is greater than
1.0%
Tenured/tenurestream $ 1,791.00 $ 1,433.00
Teaching stream $ 1,265.00 $ 1,012.00
Librarians $ 1,190.00 $ 952.00
Non-tenure stream (CLTA)       $ 1,066.00 $ 853.00

For faculty members and librarians who have appointments of less than 100%, the minimum flat dollar amount will be prorated to correspond to the FTE.

Please note that faculty members and librarians who commenced employment on or after July 1, 2010 are NOT eligible for the ATB increases effective July 1, 2010 OR January 1, 2011 and therefore those increases will not be automatically implemented.

Progress Through the Ranks (PTR)

1.  2008-09 PTR-previously implemented as of July 1 2009
PDAD&C #53 2008-09 instructed divisions to implement the PTR/Merit award for 2008-09 in advance of reaching an agreement with UTFA on salary and benefits.

2.  2009-10 PTR
PTR for 2009-10 remains outstanding and should now be implemented, retroactive to 1st July 2010 for the January 2011 pay run. PDAD&C#107 2009-10 instructed units to initiate the PTR/Merit Assessment process for faculty and librarians as normal for the 2009-2010 academic year. The PTR/Merit Assessment and Salary Increase Instructions memo will be re-issued in early
December with information on salary breakpoints.

You should ensure that faculty members and librarians receive a letter by January 26, 2011 informing them of the ATB increases allocated and their new annualized salary for 2010-11.

Per Course/Stipend Payment Rate

For both years of the award, the minimum Per Course Stipend rate for courses taught by retired faculty members and faculty members teaching on overload has been increased as follows:

Academic Year     Stipend Rate       Implemented      Retroactive to:-         
2009/2010 $15,000.00 November pay 1st September 2009
2010/2011 $15,340.00 November pay 1st September 2010

Please note that the start date for this provision means that the stipend rate for courses taught in summer 2009 are NOT affected by the change outlined above. Courses taught in the summer of 2010 should receive the Sept 09 increase (i.e. $15,000). Departments will have to review individual stipendiary contracts to ensure that this minimum rate is
met. It is also important to ensure that any agreements that you may already have entered into for fall and spring teaching reflect this minimum rate.
These increases do not affect any contracts where remuneration is above the minimum rates.

BENEFITS

Professional Expense Reimbursement Account (PERA)

The Professional Expense Reimbursement amount will increase effective July 1, 2009. The additional amounts will be deposited directly into accounts no later than 30th November 2010. PERA amounts for 2009/10 and 2010/11 are increased as follows:-

Tenured faculty/Senior Lecturers/Librarians $1500.00/year
Pre-tenure tenure stream faculty/Pre promotion teaching stream (lecturers)   $1750.00/year     

Child Care Benefit

Effective January 1, 2010 the existing benefit per child will be adjusted so that entire amount of the capped fund will be expended. This may increase the maximum amount per individual child. In addition the unspent funds from 2008 ($350,000) and from 2009 ($240,000) will be added to the total capped funds for 2010 and 2011 ($295,000 in each year) and the benefit amount per eligible child claimed will be adjusted so as to pay out the full amount of the $1,295,000 fund in each of those two years. Instructions regarding claims submission for the 2010 year will be issued early in 2011.

Adoption Leave

Adoptive parents will have the same paid top up and unpaid leave as biological parents.

WORKING GROUPS AND JOINT COMMITTEES

Supplemental Retirement Arrangement:

A working group will be established on supplemental retirement arrangements.

Joint Benefits Committee:

A new Joint Benefits Committee will be established

OTHER

UTFA Dues Redirection:

The existing options for UTFA dues redirection will be revised to include redirection to the University of Toronto President’s Scholarship Fund for first year undergraduate students or the United Way.

Retirement Notification:

Discussions between the University and UTFA will finalize an agreed upon form of written notice of early retirement which will include a 30 day ‘cooling off’ period.

If you have any questions, please contact Sara-Jane Finlay, Director, Faculty & Academic Life, sarajane.finlay@utoronto.ca.