Stipends are temporary, non-base-building sums of money (i.e., not permanently added to the base salary) awarded in the following instances:

  • To career employees who are temporarily assigned responsibilities of a higher-level position (also known as an "acting appointment"), or
  • To career employees who are temporarily assigned higher-level duties which, if permanent, would result in an upward reclassification.

Departments need to document the process used for selecting the employees for whom a stipend will be requested. Consideration should be given to the business needs of the department; the knowledge, skills and abilities required to meet those needs; the qualifications of the employees who are eligible for the stipend opportunity; and the department’s obligations for promoting diversity and equal opportunity.

The relevant collective bargaining agreement may govern the duration and amount of a stipend. All stipend requests are subject to review and approval by the Compensation Unit.