(2013-2014 HR#2) Launch of Annual Performance Assessment Process for SRAs and RAs (Limited Term)

HR #2, 2013 – 2014

Date: July 10, 2013
To: Senior Research Associates & Research Associates (Limited Term); Principals, Deans, Academic Directors & Chairs; Professional & Managerial Staff
From: Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity
Cc: Divisional HR Offices
Re: Launch of Annual Performance Assessment Process for SRAs and RAs (Limited Term) 

Please ensure this communication is forwarded to all Principal Investigators (PIs) in your departments.

Further to my message of July 2, 2013, I’m pleased to announce the launch the 2013 Performance Assessment Process – an important opportunity to recognize accomplishments, clarify expectations, focus on priorities and discuss opportunities for development.

Senior Research Associates and Research Associates (Limited Term) are asked to complete their Activity Report using the Performance Planning, Feedback and Development Form . Upon completion, the form should be sent to the Principal Investigators to document their assessment.


The 2013 merit increase for SRAs and RAs will range from 0-2% of base salary; the amount within that range is to be determined taking into consideration an individual’s performance level (unsatisfactory to exceptional), their placement in the salary range and the Divisional merit envelope. Principal Investigators should work with their Departmental Business Officers and Divisional HR Offices to confirm individual merit amounts for their SRA / RA staff.

Movement through salary ranges for SRA staff should be accelerated up to the breakpoint, and rise more slowly above the breakpoint. However, SRAs low in the salary range with a performance rating of ‘exceptional’ may be awarded a merit of up to 2.5% with appropriate Chair approval and available merit envelope funds.

An overview of the process timelines and the Overall Performance Ratings (PPFD Form, Appendix I) are available here.

The salary ranges are available here.

For more information

More information regarding the Performance Assessment Process for Senior Research Associates and Research Associates (Limited Term) is available here.

Should you have any questions about the Performance Assessment Process, please contact your Divisional HR Office.