HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

An Analysis of the Proposed Performance Pay System for Academic Staff at the University of Technology, Jamaica

Document Type

Article

Date

1-1-2004

Publication Title

Journal of College Teaching and Learning

ISSN or ISBN

1544-0389

Volume

1

Issue

8

First Page

27

Last Page

36

Description

This paper discusses the implications for the use of performance based pay practices for academics at the University of Technology, Jamaica. Some universities systems which have attempted performance based pay for academics in the United States. Systems in Canada and United Kingdom were also reviewed. The findings are that the Academic Staff at the University of Technology, Jamaica are inclined to retain the current annual increment payments, union negotiated increases together with implementation of a Performance Based Pay System. This should be based on a properly structured Performance Appraisal System and the establishment of clearly defined objectives.

The paper concludes that the future practices will necessitate retaining the increments supported by the Jamaican Ministry of Finance and the implementation of a bonus system structured on the premise of a performance based pay system supported from surplus funds derived from donations, investments funds and endowments to the University.

DOI

10.19030/tlc.v1i8.1974

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