Joint Job Evaluation Committee

evaluationThe Joint Job Evaluation Committee (JJEC) is a committee made up of both union and non-union staff.  The purpose of the committee is establish pay equity across all jobs.  It does this by evaluating the various components of the jobs within the bargaining unit based on several factors including:

  • Knowledge
  • Experience
  • Judgement
  • Mental Effort
  • Physical Activity
  • Dexterity
  • Accountability
  • Supervision of Others
  • Contacts
  • Working Conditions

Job evaluation is designed to assess the value of the job, not the individual doing the job, their experience, qualifications, or their performance, or the volume of work.  The committee evaluates jobs internally, it does not look outside of the bargaining unit positions to see how other organizations may value a job.

Your union representatives on the JJEC are:

  • David Van Koughnett
  • Tracey Spruyt


How does job evaluation work?

The Local and management negotiate, implement, and maintain a job evaluation program and a Joint Job Evaluation Committee (JJEC).  The JJEC is comprised of three CUPE members and three management representatives.  The committee meets periodically to consider job duties and responsibilities and rank a position using a scoring system within the various factors.

Newly created jobs are evaluated and scored in order to place them within the pay band that best reflects the duties and responsibilities.  Existing jobs are reviewed periodically to ensure the job description matches the current duties and responsibilities of the position, which can change over time depending on the needs of the Corporation.  The decisions of the committee are based on consensus.

I want my job re-evaluated because my duties have changed, how can I do this?

You will need to get a copy of the JJEC Maintenance form, which can be obtained from the Human Resources department or you can download it here.  You will then fill out this form and submit it to your supervisor for review and comment.  Your supervisor may not agree with everything you have written.  It is helpful if you review your maintenance form with your supervisor and both agree on what it says.  Once the supervisor signs the form, it is submitted to HR along with any supporting documentation.  HR will then submit the form for consideration at the next meeting of the JJEC.  The JJEC will review your submission and deliberate to come up with a rating for your job.  The result will be reported to HR, who will then send you a Decision of Rating form.

What happens if my pay band moves up or down?

The result of an evaluation can be that a job moves down in the pay bands, however the actual wage rate of the person in the job will not change.  If this happens, the job is said to be “red circled”.  This means that if the person that currently holds the job leaves the employ of the City, the job will be posted at the new lower rate.  The evaluation can also raise the pay band of the job.  In this case, the person who currently holds the job will be paid the new higher wage rate, retroactive to the date when the maintenance form was submitted.

Can I be present at the deliberation of my maintenance form?

You can only be present to give a brief verbal presentation regarding your job duties.  If you feel your maintenance form does not adequately described your duties, or they are of a particularly specialized nature, you may want to request to give a presentation.  The JJEC may also request that you be present to answer any questions they may have.  You cannot be present for the actual deliberations of the committee.

What if I don’t agree with the rating

If you don’t agree with the rating you may appeal the decision.  Please see a member of the JJEC or speak with HR about appealing.

Who can I go to for help?

The CUPE representatives on the committee will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the process or the form.  The form should be filled out using your own words, so members of the committee will not tell you what to write.  If you have questions about the duties of your job, your supervisor will be able to assist you as well.