Joint Job Evaluation
Job evaluation is a province-wide, health care initiative that involves a joint effort between health-sector unions and the employers represented by SAHO.
Job evaluation objectively and fairly determines the relative (internal equity) value of jobs within an organization by a consistent and systematic study and analysis of the jobs using the four gender-neutral criteria of skill, effort, responsibility and working conditions. The principle of equal pay for work of equal value (pay equity) is achieved by ending gender-based wage discrimination resulting in the undervaluation of female-dominated jobs. The joint job evaluation process adheres to the goals of the province’s Framework for Pay Equity and Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value.
Job evaluation is not wage parity; it does not compare jobs with professions outside health care or with jobs outside the province.
Job evaluation is not a performance appraisal; it measures the tasks assigned to the position, not the performance of the individual doing the job.
CUPE, SEIU, SGEU and SAHO through a joint job evaluation project have undertaken to develop and implement a sustainable plan using the principles of Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value and Pay Equity. The plan will determine the minimum qualifications and evaluate the skill, effort, responsibility and working conditions for all jobs in an organization.
SUN/SAHO Position Evaluation objectively and fairly determines the value of jobs within an organization. The SUN/SAHO Position Evaluation Committee has the task of continuing with a systematic study and analysis of jobs using the four gender-neutral criteria of skill, effort, responsibility, and working conditions.