Administrative Professional Officer: Definition and Evaluation Process

Definition

Article 1.16 - Administrative and Professional Officer Agreement

“Staff member” and “APO” means an Administrative Professional Officer (APO) who has been designated as continuing academic staff by the University of Alberta. An APO is a manager or other professional who provides leadership, strategic advice and direction in the organization; and is accountable for planning, negotiating, problem solving, risk assessment and prevention, and/or operational oversight of resources. An APO shall normally require an academic degree; professional designation or equivalent related experience.

Evaluation Process

  1. The Position Description is forwarded to Job and Organizational Design in pdf format. Positions can be forwarded directly to your Consultant or to hrjod@ualberta.ca. The Consultant assigned to the department then initiates the evaluation process.
  2. The Consultant will contact the supervisor and may contact the incumbent, if applicable, for any clarification or additional information that may be required.  
  3. The Consultant completes the evaluation process based on the content of the position description, the information collected from the supervisor and/or the incumbent, the organizational structure and context in which the work is done, and comparator positions on campus. Taking all of the above information into consideration, a score is assessed for each of the 3 Evaluation factors of the Hay Plan.
  4. All evaluations are reviewed by a Peer Consultant to ensure appropriate decisions are made and internal equity is maintained.  
  5. The supervisor is notified in writing, of the evaluation decision with a copy to the incumbent, if applicable.

Quick Links

APO Agreement

Position Description Template

 

Contact Us

Job and Organizational Design 
Email: hrjod@ualberta.ca
Contacts by Dept: JOD Consultants