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University/UMFA Anomalies Committee now receiving applications

Application deadline is September 16, 2022

May 20, 2022 — 

The following is a letter sent by Dr. Peter Blunden, Chair, Joint University/UMFA Anomolies Committee.

The Joint University/UMFA Anomalies Committee will consider applications to correct anomalies in base salaries of UMFA Members.  The University/UMFA collective agreement establishes a fund of $100,000 to correct anomalies in base salaries for each contract year. In this round, the joint committee will consider applications for both the 2021-22 and 2022-23 contract years. Members of UMFA as of March 31, 2021 are eligible to apply using the 2021 form, and members of UMFA as of March 31, 2022 are eligible to apply using the 2022 form. Applicants should apply using the form for the earliest year in which an anomaly can be established. The committee reserves the right to move an application to a different year. Salary adjustments will normally be made retroactive to April 1 of the year of application and will become part of base salary going forward.

A salary anomaly is interpreted to mean a salary that is at variance with normal salary ranges of department, faculty/school, or library colleagues having comparable experience, rank, and qualifications. Anomaly adjustments are not intended to deal with merit, general market conditions in a discipline, retention issues, altering past decisions about denial of satisfactory performance increments, or slower progress in promotion than a peer.

The joint committee will consider applications from individual UMFA Members. The committee will also consider applications sent on behalf of Members by their Department Head or Dean/Director. The Member’s Dean/Director will be asked to comment on the application, and to provide any further information the committee may require, such as the names of comparable peers, details of any inequity at hiring, or relevant prior experience. In arriving at a final decision, the committee considers the information contained in the application, the comments of the Dean/Director, as well as its own independent analysis of salaries within a unit. The decisions of the committee are final and binding.

The committee reserves the right to award adjustments where anomalies are identified through the work of the committee. However, the committee will not be undertaking a comprehensive review of all UMFA salaries.

Salary data on UMFA Members, including rank, years in rank, department, and other relevant criteria, can be reviewed by sending a request to the UMFA office between the dates of August 15 and September 9, 2022. Please email UMFA at iceplis [at] umfa [dot] ca using Subject: Anomalies2022. Members will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Further information and application forms can be found on the UMFA Anomalies Fund UM Intranet page.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 16, 2022.

If you have questions, please call Afrakoma Amponsah at 431-277-6226, or send email to Afrakoma [dot] Amponsah [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

It is anticipated that decisions regarding anomalies adjustments will be announced in December 2022.

Dr. Peter Blunden, Chair
Joint University/UMFA Anomalies Committee



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