Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Executive Remuneration and Appointment Procedure

Status Current
Effective Date 24th May 2014
Review Date 30th June 2015
Approval Authority University Council
Approval Date 23rd May 2014
Expiry Date Not Applicable
Unit Head Adam Browne
Executive Director, Human Resources
+61 2 69332017
Author Adam Browne
Executive Director, Human Resources
+61 2 69332017
Enquiries Contact Division of Human Resources
+61 2 63384884

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

April 2017 - administrative changes to update 'Senior Executive Committee' references to 'Vice-Chancellor’s Leadership Team', as approved by the University Secretary under Delegation GOV10B.


The document has been subjected to reformatting, including the application of a new numbering system and title. This Procedure was approved for publication on 31/1/2014 and published in the Administration Manual on 11/2/2014. There was a delay in transitioning the Procedure into the new Policy Library where it was first available on 15/7/2014. Any issues arising in regard to the exercise of this Procedure during the interim period (i.e. 11/2/2014 to 15/7/2014) these should be referred to the University Governance Unit via policy@csu.edu.au for advice.



The following information details the history of changes to the document prior to its publication via the CSU Policy Library:



4/6/2004 - Remuneration Committee of Council renamed Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee of Council. Change to wording in 3 - Senior Employees and Total Employment Cost (TEC). Deletion of 6.1 and subsequent renumbering. Deletion of “superannuation” in first line of 10.1. Addition of references to 3% Basic Benefit levy in 10.2. Deletion of non-cash benefits in 10.4. Appendix 1: Deletion of “not” in 1.4 Note. Deletion of 1.6. Deletion of 5.1. Addition NB at foot of Table 1. Appendix 2: Deletion of “six cylinder” vehicles. Deletion of “once only” option in 2.5. Change to cost of private use of vehicle in 4.3.3 and 5.3.3. Deletion of reference to executive or senior staff in 5. 1/11/2005 - Re-formatted. Sub-clause 1.2 - rewarding high performance and management of unsatisfactory performance added. Sub-clauses 3.5 & 3.6 - definitions of continuing appointment and fixed appointment updated. Sub-clause 4.4.1 - retention of loading and renewal of appointment added to VC’s responsibilities. Sub-clauses 3.3, 4.2, 6.1.1, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 7.2.1 and 7.3.1.7 - performance review and rating based on achievement of accountabilities and performance objectives and contribution to the achievement of CSU’s key objectives required for rewards. Sub-clause 6.2.5 - outcomes/indicators replaced by objectives. Sub-clause 7.3.2 - review of attraction/retention allowances included in performance management process. 30/4/2007 - Glossary deleted because it is attached to the policy. 4.3.2 - SEC to consider recommendations from executive managers about the performance of organisational areas. 6.1.1a - Generic Responsibilities and feedback from surveys, audits and reviews added as basis for performance objectives. Appendix 1 - performance rating scale revised. 6.2.3 - finalisation of performance reports and Staff Participation Report added. 6.2.4, 6.2.6f, 7.3.5 & 7.4.1.8 - remuneration progression of 5%, bonuses of 2.5% and 5%, and participation in professional development schemes added to rewards. 6.2.6e - no unresolved issues in relation to Generic Responsibilities added. 6.3.1-6.3.4 - performance improvement plan revised. 7.1 - annual remuneration added. 30/8/2007 - Clause 3 - definitions deleted because they are in policy. 3.4.3 & 8.3 - “not subject to internal appeal or review” added. 5 - assessment of probation moved from policy to procedure. 6 - performance management details in Performance Management Scheme’s Policy and Procedure; deletion of information contained in Performance Management Scheme Procedure. 7.4 – “Remuneration above the mid-point” renamed as “Performance Bonus Payments”. 9.4 - “ongoing” replaced by “continuing”. 10.2 - SSAU Scheme deleted. 27/3/2008 - Sub-clause 3.3 - “performance bonus payments” changed to “remuneration progression”. 7.3.2 - “new” deleted before “mid-point”. 7.3.4 - Meeting between supervisor and employee deleted. 9/4/2009 - Clause 2 - scope added. 4.1-4.2 - probation and professional development added. 4.4.1 - VC’s authority to vary performance ratings added. 4.5.2 - deleted information that is in 8.1.2. 5.2.1-5.2.3 –“advice” changed to “written response”. 5.2.3 - advice from a committee added. Old 6.2.4 deleted - re examples of “meets requirements” and “outstanding performance”. 7.2.2 added - expectation of exceeding requirements. 7.2.4 - “performance management plans” changed to “performance agreements”; submission date changed from 31 May to 24 May. 7.2.5a, 8.3.2& 8.4.5a - up to 5% specified for remuneration bonus. 7.2.5b - bonus changed to “up to 5%”. 7.2.6 added - re regular feedback sessions. 7.3.3 - “AWA” changed to “contract of employment”. Old 7.3.6 deleted - re normal progression time. Old 7.4.1 deleted - information is in 8.4.7. Old 7.4.5 deleted - information is in 7.2.3. 8.4.5 - “exceeded requirements” deleted from bonus. 8.4.5b - summary replaced by performance agreement as evidence of achievements. 21/9/2009 - 7.2.4 & 7.3.2 - “meets requirements” changed to “performs well”. 8/4/2011 - Minor amendment to language, policy and committee names. 5.2-3.5.2.5 - additional procedural steps to increase clarity regarding renewal or non-renewal of appointments. 31/1/2014 - Executive Remuneration and Appointment Procedure Version 9.0 - Related University documents - Performance Management and Development Scheme changed to Employee Development and Review Scheme. 4.3 - update of SEC member portfolio responsibilities. 4.6 - addition of the role of the Executive Director, Human Resources. 5.2.5 - change to expand the range of options available to a supervisor to inform contract renewal determination. 6.6 - Addition of the option to have a committee to assist. 7.2.1 - Change of review period dates to align will University Planning Cycle. 8.3-8.3.4 - update of SEC member portfolio responsibilities.