Recognition and Reward round for 2015-16 now open

Published: 13 December 2016

Recognition and Reward round for 2015-16 is now open with completed applications due by 10 February 2017

I am pleased to advise that the annual Recognition and Reward round for 2015-16 is now open, writes Lesley Cummings, Head of Performance, Pay & Reward.

The Recognition and Reward process is accessible to all eligible staff on Grades 1 to 9 of the substantive pay scale, irrespective of contractual status or length of service. Please note that applications should be submitted to the Performance, Pay and Reward team ( by 10 February 2017

Professional Services (MPA, Technical & Specialist and Operational) staff assessed as ‘Exceptional Contribution’ through the annual PDR exercise may, subject to College/University Services management discretion, receive a one-off non-superannuable payment, the amount of which will be determined by each College/University Services. Where, in such circumstances, a case for a consolidated (sustained excellence) award is successful, then the consolidated award will apply rather than the one-off, non-consolidated award.

There continues to be scope for Professional Services staff in all Colleges and University Services to apply for a Sustained Excellence award, i.e. an accelerated increment or a contribution point.

Full details regarding the Recognition and Reward process are available on the HR website and the timetable is replicated below for information.

Completed applications for Sustained Excellence Awards to be received by HR  10 February 2017
Applications available to Committees on SharePoint 24 February 2017
College/University Services Committee 24 March 2017
Committees to notify HR of outcomes 29 March 2017
Staff / Managers notified of outcomes 14 April 2017
Effective date of consolidated awards 1st January 2017*

* The payment date of consolidated awards/one-off payments will be dependent on payroll cut off dates.

First published: 13 December 2016