2016 Contribution Zone – Notice to Eligible Staff and their Managers

2016 Contribution Zone – Notice to Eligible Staff and their Managers

This is a notice for all members of staff who are eligible for progression into this year’s Contribution Zone and their managers who will be conducting Contribution Planning Assessments (CPAs).

The eligibility criteria are that staff are:

  • employed directly by the University on either a fixed term or permanent contract
  • paid on the single pay spine between grades 1-10
  • at the top of their pay grade for 12 months or more as at 1 August, or;
  • already in the Contribution Zone with further points available for progression

The Contribution Zone Scheme is designed to reward those individuals whose contribution significantly exceeds that which is normally expected in their role on a sustained basis, and shows evidence of particular success and effectiveness. The contribution should relate to activities they have undertaken in the previous 12 months, whilst they have been at the maximum point of their grade.

All staff that are eligible to apply for 2016 have been contacted by email (from contributionzone@mmu.ac.uk) or by post to home address.

A number of resources are available to explain the Contribution Zone application process in further detail and are all available on the HR website under HR Documents, Forms & Templates. Click on the Guidance, Procedures & Handbooks tab, Contribution Zone Scheme Guidance Notes, and then Resources to view additional information. If you require any assistance in accessing this information, please let us know.

Briefing sessions are available to staff who have been invited to apply, have not attended training in the past and are strongly considering submitting an application.  These sessions are bookable via myHR by searching ‘contribution’.

Staff Briefing Sessions

There are a number of training sessions available for staff who are considering applying for Contribution Zone. If you wish to attend, please only book on one session that is appropriate to your grade.

Date Time Session Location
7th October 2016 10:00-12:00 Grade 8+ Manchester – Sandra Burslem G05
13th October 2016 14:00-16:00 Grade 1-7 Manchester – Sandra Burslem G05
17th October 2016 14:00-16:00 Grade 8+ Manchester – Sandra Burslem G05

The briefing sessions will explain the application process, Contribution Planning Assessment (CPAs) discussions, examples of applications and right to appeal. Guidance will not be provided in regards to individual applications.

Manager Briefing Sessions

We are also providing training for managers who are unfamiliar with the contribution zone process. Only managers who will be undertaking Contribution Planning Assessments (CPAs) with staff and have not attended training in the past should consider attending. The dates for these sessions are:

Date Time Session Location
10th October 2016 14:00-16:00 Managers Manchester – Sandra Burslem G05
20th October 2016 14:00-16:00 Managers Manchester – Sandra Burslem G05

Places are limited so please only book if you are confident that you will be able to attend.

Please note – You must have a CPA discussion with the appropriate manager, prior to submitting your application.  You should forward your completed application to the contribution zone email inbox, copying in the manager that you had the CPA discussion with. The deadline for staff applications is 25th November 2016 and the window for Manager’s comments is 25th November to 21st December 2016.

Questions about the contribution zone should be sent to contributionzone@mmu.ac.uk

Kind regards

Reward and Pensions Team