Reward and Recognition Scheme
Information about the Reward and Recognition Scheme for Academic-Related and Support Staff
The Reward and Recognition Scheme has two elements:
- an annual gathered field review, the Awards for Excellence Scheme, at departmental level, awarding incremental payments
- Recognition Scheme, under which smaller, more timely awards (£200 before tax in all cases) can be made at departmental level to recognise one-off, outstanding contributions at any time of the year
Launch of the Awards for Excellence exercise 2022
The Awards for Excellence exercise for 2022 will take place in departments and faculties between February and August 2022. Departments/faculties are encouraged to communicate with staff and make arrangements for review panels as soon as possible.
The 2022 review period is January 2021 to December 2021. Awards should be implemented in the August 2022 payroll. Support staff will receive the automatic increments due to them and then any award.
Departments are reminded of the importance of a fair process, and the need to avoid any unconscious bias in making nominations under the scheme. They should consider the type of jobs being nominated under the Scheme to ensure all categories of staff are taken into consideration.
The Awards for Excellence scheme has been extended this year to enable departments to use behavioural frameworks, if they already have them, as well as work examples to reward exceptional performance.
The Scheme’s guidelines and forms have been updated and are now available.