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The following pages detail the scheme with effect from 1 January 2018.

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 of the following 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 role that may justify pay at a higher grade):

1.  Additional responsibility payments

Additional Responsibility Payments are made to employees who are taking on additional responsibilities and at a higher level (grade) to those set out in their job description, on a temporary basis and with the agreement of their institution. Further details can be found on the Additional Responsibility web page.

2.  Regrading

The regrading procedure allows for the re-evaluation of the duties and grades of academic-related and assistant staff posts in grades 1–11 where there has been development over time that may justify movement to a higher grade. Further details can be found on the Grading webpages.