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Cost of employment (COE) ranges and costing information for fixed-term contract staff (2017)

Remuneration appendix | Academic staff on fixed term contracts (2017 ranges) | PASS staff on fixed term contracts (2017 ranges) |
Cost of employment components | Cost to fundholder | Calculating rates per week/day/hour | Calculating overtime rates | 2016 COE ranges

Remuneration appendix

See: Remuneration appendix 2017

Academic staff on fixed term contracts (2017 ranges)

Please note that UCT has taken a decision to implement its salary 2017 offer of 6% and that it will be participating as per due process in the current union disputes around this.

Fixed term contract staff % increase Minimum T1 Minimum T2 &
non-GOB PE CoE
Maximum (SASP)
Junior Research Fellow 6% 269 350 384 794 533 208
Assistant Lecturer 6% 269 350 384 794 533 208
Lecturer 6% 309 946 442 783 592 451
Senior Lecturer 6% 353 714 505 303 728 441
Associate Professor 6% 410 720 586 733 859 554
Professor 6% 489 090 698 697 1 084 771

PASS staff on fixed-term contracts (2017 ranges)

Payclass % increase
Minimum T1
Minimum T2
Standard package
% increase
Minimum T1
Minimum T2
Standard package
 
April 2017 COE ranges
(backdated to 1 January 2017)
February 2017 COE ranges
(backdated to 1 January 2017)
Payclass 1 7% 64 410 96 398 113 409 6% 63 808 95 498 112 349
Payclass 2 7.5% 73 462 107 893 126 934 6% 72 437 106 388 125 163
Payclass 3 7.5% 87 903 129 400 152 234 6% 86 676 127 594 150 110
Payclass 4 7% 98 740 146 557 172 420 6% 97 817 145 187 170 808
Payclass 5 7% 104 526 157 713 185 543 6% 103 549 156 239 183 809
 
May 2017 COE ranges
(backdated to 1 January 2017)
February 2017 COE ranges
(backdated to 1 January 2017)
Payclass 6 6.6% 115 894 181 368 213 374 6% 115 242 180 347 212 173
Payclass 7 6.8% 162 494 253 520 298 268 6% 161 277 251 629 296 034
Payclass 8 6.6% 178 055 282 172 331 945 6% 177 053 280 566 330 077
Payclass 9 6.6% 210 303 332 435 391 060 6% 209 119 330 530 388 859
Payclass 10 6.6% 259 653 420 081 494 154 6% 258 192 417 668 491 373
Payclass 11 6.6% 327 881 515 437 606 379 6% 326 036 512 522 602 966
Payclass 12 6.6% 419 412 698 656 821 968 6% 417 052 694 741 817 342

Cost of employment components

For calculation purposes, the following must be noted:

  1. Deemed pensionable amount (DPA) =
R0 to R150000 70%
R150001 to R250000 75%
R250001 to R400000 78%
R400001 + 80%
  1. Benefit amount (BA) = 70% of COE.
  2. Unallocated amount (UA) = cash portion of COE left after allocations have been made for compulsory and optional benefits.

The percentage may vary between 50% and 100%. Staff may elect this percentage at the beginning of each year, but please note that staff will not be entitled to decrease the percentage amount in any year. If you do not wish to increase the DPA percentage, the percentages as reflected above, will apply.

Cost to fundholder

To determine the total cost to the fundholder, the following additional costs need to be added to the cost of employment which the staff member receives:

UIF 1%
Skills development levy 1%
Maternity replacement and retrenchment costs levy for T1, T2 and permanent soft-funded staff (paid from a research or non-GOB fund)
With effect from 1 January 2016 (previously 1%)
0.6%

Calculating rates per week/day/hour

To calculate weekly, daily and hourly rates, take the COE (annual) and divide by 12 and then by 21.67. This will give you the daily rate. To get the hourly rate divide by the relevant daily hours as follows:

Academics = 8 8
Payclass 1 - 12 = 7.5 7.5

To calculate the weekly rate, take the daily rate and multiply by five.

Calculating overtime rates

To calculate overtime rates for contract staff, take the annual COE and multiply by 70% (i.e. use the Benefit Amount), divide by 12 and then divide by 21.67. This will give you the daily rate. To get the hourly rate, divide by the relevant daily hours according to the table above.

2016 COE ranges

Academic staff on fixed term contracts (2016 ranges)

Fixed term contract staff % increase Minimum T1 Minimum T2 &
non-GOB PE CoE
Maximum (SASP)
Junior Research Fellow 5.8% 254 104 363 013 503 026
Assistant Lecturer 5.8% 254 104 363 013 503 026
Lecturer 5.8% 292 402 417 720 558 915
Senior Lecturer 5.8% 333 692 476 701 687 208
Associate Professor 5.8% 387 472 553 522 810 900
Professor 5.8% 461 406 659 148 1 023 367

Support staff on fixed-term contracts (2016 ranges)

 
Minimum T1
Minimum T2
Standard package
Payclass 1 60 196 105 990 105 990
Payclass 2 68 337 118 078 118 078
Payclass 3 81 770 141 613 141 613
Payclass 4 92 280 161 140 161 140
Payclass 5 97 688 173 405 173 405
Payclass 6 108 719 172 780 200 163
Payclass 7 152 148 237 378 279 277
Payclass 8 167 031 264 702 311 393
Payclass 9 197 282 311 853 366 848
Payclass 10 243 577 394 072 463 559
Payclass 11 307 581 483 524 568 836
Payclass 12 393 445 655 400 771 077

Page last updated: 10 April 2017