Salaries at Stockholm University should be individually determined, differentiated, and objective. Salaries should primarily be determined on the basis of the responsibility and level of difficulty of the work performed, employees’ performance and skill in relation to the requirements and responsibilities of the position, as well as the operational objectives.

Pay formation should be based on the overall operational requirements. In order for the University to operate in an efficient manner we need to secure our ability to attract, retain and develop staff with adequate skills and competence.

Managers whose duties include determining salaries must be familiar with the University’s pay policy and are responsible for providing employees with information about what the University assesses and values when determining salaries. In order for individual salary determination to have the intended effect and not be perceived as arbitrary, it is very important that salary determining managers makes objective assessments. Gender neutrality in the application of the salary criteria is an important basis when setting salaries.