Article 31A: The Anomalies Fund

31A.01 In each year of the Collective Agreement the Board shall establish a separate fund of $131,366 for 2014/15, $133,665 for 2015/16 and $135,670 for 2016/17 in order to correct anomalies in base salary rates among Members. This Anomalies Fund shall be administered in accordance with the procedures set out in this Article.

31A.02 The Anomalies Fund shall be administered by a joint Anomalies Committee composed of three (3) individuals, one (1) nominated by the Board and one (1) nominated by the Association and a chair agreed upon by the two so-named. The decisions of the Anomalies Committee shall be final and binding on the applicants, the Association, the President and the Board and not subject to the grievance and arbitration process.

31A.03 No Member may receive a salary adjustment of more than $5,000. No Member may receive more than one (1) such adjustment during the life of this Collective Agreement.

31A.04 A Member, Chairperson, Head, Director, Dean, Chief Librarian, University Librarian or Vice-President may apply in writing to the Committee for a salary adjustment in the base salary of a Member. Each application shall be signed by the individual making the application; shall set out the reasons for the application and the amount requested; and shall be forwarded to the Committee and copied to the Dean, University Librarian or Vice-President at the same time of submissionto the Committee.

31A.05 Applications shall be made no later than 15 March of each year.

31A.06 Salary adjustments shall be assigned to Members whose salaries are judged to be anomalously low, when compared with the salaries of other Members accounting for experience and rank within their Faculty. For purposes of this Article, the collective body of Professional Librarian Members shall constitute a Faculty and the collective body of Professional Counsellor Members shall constitute a Faculty.

31A.07 The Committee’s decision shall be communicated in writing to the Member no later than 30 April and shall include a written statement of the reasons for the decision in respect of the criteria set out in this Article. The Committee shall notify the Association and the Chair, Head, Director, Dean, Chief Librarian, University Librarian or Vice-President concerned of its decision.

31A.08 Salary adjustments in the base salary of a Member shall take effect on 1 July following the Committee’s decision.

31A.09 In any year, the total amount in the Anomalies Fund need not be allocated. Any amount not allocated shall be carried forward and added to the Anomalies Fund for the succeeding year.