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The following pages detail the scheme with effect from 1 January 2019.

1.  Introduction

1.1  The University of Cambridge operates an annual contribution reward scheme for academic-related and assistant staff in grades 1 to 11. The scheme is made up of two components:

1. Contribution Increments (for sustained/ongoing contribution)

The award of additional increments (in the normal pay range or in the contribution range) to recognise an individual's outstanding contribution over and above the normal expectation for the role, over a period of at least a year and in the context of expected continuation at that level. Further details about eligibility, criteria and the procedure for applying can be found in Section 2: Contribution Increments.

2. Single Contribution Payments (for one-off/time limited contribution)

The award of one off payments of 3% (individual awards) or 2% (team awards) of salary to recognise an individual's outstanding contribution, over and above the normal expectation for the role, in the context of a one-off task or project that is finite in nature.  Further details about eligibility, criteria and the procedure for applying can be found in Section 3: Single Contribution Payments.

1.2  Details of other reward mechanisms

Staff and managers should also be aware there are other reward mechanisms that fall outside of the Contribution Reward Scheme but should be considered if they are more appropriate (i.e if there has been a change to the employee’s responsibilities or role that may justify pay at a higher grade). Please speak to the appropriate HR School team to discuss further.