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Professional Supplements

Each year, our Members receive professional supplement money. Full time Faculty Members receive $2,000, full time Instructors/Academic Assistants receive $1,600 and part time Members and those who are on reduced load receive proportional amounts.* Prior to 2014, Members were permitted to carry forward an unlimited amount of unspent monies; however, with the 2014 Faculty Handbook we saw the implementation of a new 4-year cap on the maximum accumulation of unspent monies. A Faculty Member can accrue up to a maximum of $8,000 and Instructors/Academic Assistants can accrue up to $6,400. For those of you who do not carry forward a balance on your professional supplement accounts, this notice will not be relevant to you. But for many of our Members, there have been questions about the logistics of ensuring access to the maximum allotment of professional supplement.

How do I make sure I receive all of my professional supplement entitlement on July 1?

Faculty Members:
~If you want to receive the full $2,000, then you would need to have at most $6,000 in your account on June 30.*†
~If you have more than $6,000 but less than the maximum, then you will only be topped up to the maximum.
~If you have more than the maximum amount, you will not receive any professional supplement but you will also not have any excess money taken away.

Instructors/Academic Assistants:
~If you want to receive the full $1,600, then you would need to have at most $4,800 in your account on June 30.*†
~If you have more than $4,800 but less than the maximum, then you will only be topped up to the maximum.
~If you have more than the maximum amount, you will not receive any professional supplement but you will also not have any excess money taken away.

*Note: This June 30 deadline implies that all receipts have been submitted and claims for reimbursement have been processed by HR.
†Note: The entitlement and maximum are prorated for individuals who are on appointments that are less then 1.0 FTE.

How HR will administer the instalments?
Come July 1, every single Faculty Member’s and Professional Librarian's account will show an instalment of $2,000. If your account has more than $6,000 and the instalment puts your account over the maximum, then an amount will be withdrawn (up to $2,000) to bring your account to the maximum. If you are already over the maximum before the instalment, then $2,000 will be withdrawn but you will be able to retain the remainder of your professional supplement monies without penalty.

Related Article: Schedule B (B.05)

Per Member per Year

Maximum Accumulated Balance per Member as of July 1

Faculty Members/Professional Librarians

$2,000

$8,000

Instructors/Academic Assistants

$1,600

$6,400