Cardiff University has given parts its workforce a one-off £500 payment to be included in the November payroll, to help cope with the cost-of-living crisis.
The executive board and council of the university, which employs 7,000 people, approved the payment earlier this week, and it was announced during a webinar.
It will be paid to all staff on grades one to eight and clinical pay scales D1 and D2 who are in employment at the university on 1 November. It will also be paid to all employees and postgraduate research students working variable hours to support teaching activities, who are in employment at the university on that date.
Payments will be pro rata for part-time staff based on their hours against a full-time equivalent (FTE), and for variable hours employees and postgraduate research students who have been engaged to support teaching activities, the FTE calculation will be based on hours paid between 1 November 2021 and 31 October 2022. Hours worked in the reference period but paid in later payroll periods will not be included in the pro rata FTE calculations.
A Cardiff University spokesperson said: “Employees will not be eligible for this payment if they are a senior staff member or professor paid on the senior staff pay scale, a clinical consultant paid on the D6 clinical scale, a casual workers or IR35 contractor, an individual engaged via an agency or consultancy arrangement, or a staff member or postgraduate research student engaged to support teaching activities who left the university on or before 31 October 2022.”