Exceptional Contribution Awards for all Staff on Grades 1–9
The following pages give information and guidance about the University of Sheffield's Exceptional Contribution Award (ECA) scheme. The web pages are designed to help all staff to understand the ECA scheme and its process, as well as providing guidance to managers writing ECA recommendations.
These awards are available to all staff on The University of Sheffield Grading Scheme, regardless of their position on their grade. ECA recommendations can only be made following an SRDS review, where the staff member was rated 1.
ECAs are used by the University to reward both staff who have contributed exceptionally, and staff who have demonstrated sustained excellence (as evidenced by their SRDS review). Departmental recommendations are considered and approved at faculty level.
ECAs are paid as a lump sum, equivalent to an increment. If a member of staff is awarded an ECA in two successive years, it is consolidated into an extra increment in the second year.