Compensation News

Register now! Total Compensation Learning Series

Total Compensation announced we were set to launch learning models in the New Year.  Well, it’s the beginning of 2022, and the wait is over! We have 4 modules live in Canvas.  Through these modules, the goal is to build awareness and understanding to support leaders with creating effective job descriptions which are a foundation to accurate job evaluation, candidate attraction & selection and career development.

2021 Staff Achievement Awards 

Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for each of the award categories and congratulations to all the winners of this year’s awards! Stay tuned to the Staff Achievement Awards page and the SFU communications newsletter for the winners to be announced shortly.

SFU Introduces A Total Compensation Learning Series

The Total Compensation team has been listening to feedback from the SFU community and we have heard that people want to know more about Job Descriptions, Job Evaluations and Total Rewards.  We are excited to announce SFU’s Total Compensation Learning Series in JAN 2022! We have designed modules that will be delivered through a mix of in-person sessions and online learning, incorporating recommendations made by the 2021 Joint Compensation Review Committee.

Do you have any vacant unused positions on your team?

There has been an increasing trend towards larger balances of vacant positions over the last few years. A large number of ‘active’ unused positions in the system presents an inflated picture of SFU’s resource requirements.  This has had significant impacts on SFU’s financial budgeting and forecasting, as well as interferes with the data integrity of internal and external reporting of SFU’s people resources. Keep reading to learn how to do your part in ensuring we keep our budgeting and forecasting on track.

SFU and APSA continue to collaborate on the salary component of total compensation

The 2021 Joint Compensation Review Committee has been steadily moving its mandate to address a few unresolved items from earlier negotiations forward. They’ve come to agreement on a number of items and are seeking a decision from the mediator on one item.

The link between Job Descriptions and Team Performance

Get the most out of the next performance cycle by understanding the link between updated Job Descriptions & team performance. Read more here

SFU Childcare Society welcomes waitlist applications for September 2021 onwards

For information about SFU priority status or to apply to our waitlist for any of our Burnaby campus Infant- Toddler, 3-5 and School Age programs, please visit our website.  Available spaces for September 2021 will start to be offered mid-July.

SFU and APSA have formed a new 2021 Joint Compensation Review Committee (2021 JCRC)

Mediation earlier this year resulted in an agreement to address a few unresolved items related to how APSA jobs are evaluated. 

Improving Our User Experience – We Want to Hear from You!!  – April 2021

One of the Total Compensation team’s goals for 2021 is to continue to improve our user experience (UX).  Read more here.

Hay Job Evaluation Project Completed – New Beginnings – December 2020

The Compensation Team is pleased to share that SFU has now fully implemented the Hay Job Evaluation methodology for Excluded and APSA positions and completed the JE Project. Read more here.

HAY Project Update: All APEX & APSA Postion Evaluations Complete – September 2020

After a slight detour due to COVID-19, the evaluations and implementation using the HAY Job Evaluation methodology for all APEX / APSA positions is now complete. Read more here.

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