The National Framework Agreement requires institutions to use analytical job evaluation as the basis for assigning posts to the new salary structures. The purpose of job evaluation is to ensure that internal salary relativities are equitable and based on consistent analysis and criteria. The National Framework Agreement recognises that these relativities may not reflect the salaries being paid in the wider labour markets from which the University recruits, and hence makes allowance for the salary levels in the evaluated grade for a particular type of post to be supplemented in order to ensure that institutions are able to recruit staff of the appropriate quality to meet the requirements of the University’s mission.
This procedure seeks to provide for salary supplementation which:
- does not conflict with the statutory framework for equal pay for work of equal value and,
- only permits supplements on the basis of objective assessment.