TMG Committee Updates


The TMG Committee is led and driven by TMG and is aligned with PVP. Facilitation and support are provided by Human Resources.



TMG Spotlight

At the TMG Forum in June, 2014, we introduced a new Spotlight series, intended to showcase TMG members with the vision of creating awareness, sharing information about the work we do to support the University, and also help build our network across the TMG community.

Kathleen Blackwood
Director of Finance and Administration, Faculty of Science
Work smarter, not harder. And smile while you still have teeth!
Christine Gibson
Training Lead, Mosaic
Sometimes our toughest challenges turn out to be our greatest successes.
Sonia Hawrylyshyn
Manager, Employee Career Services, Organizational Development, HRS
The bigger your challenges, the bigger your opportunity for growth. - Karen Salmansohn
Alexa Huang
Administrator, Engineering Physics
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light. - Albus Dumbledore
Brandon Johnston
Manager, Nuclear Quality Management and Training, Nuclear Reactor
There is no problem so bad that you can't make it worse. - Chris Hadfield
Dave Mammoliti
Manager, Executive Education, DeGroote School of Business
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. - Steve Jobs
Caroline Roberts
Mosaic Training and Development Officer, Human Resources Services
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. - Lao Tzu
Liz Way
Training and Development Co-ordinator, Mosaic ERP, Human Resources Services
Leadership is action, not position. - Donald H. McGannon

Total Compensation Changes for TMG | June, 2014

McMaster has the benefit of an active and engaged TMG Committee which leads and participates in matters affecting TMG and the University. Through dialogue with the President and Vice-President’s group (PVP) and Human Resources, the Committee endeavours to create a sense of community among TMG members. Of particular note is the TMG Committee's input on decisions regarding TMG monetary and non-monetary compensation strategy. PVP is very grateful for the commitment and contributions of the TMG Committee and its Sub-Committees.

In preparation for the compensation discussions this year, the TMG Committee organized a series of focus groups to obtain your input on the total compensation program in effect for members of TMG. The feedback that was shared, along with the input from the TMG Committee, was very valuable and is serving as a foundation for the future. The purpose of this memo is to share with you the key features of a longer-term plan to re-invigorate the compensation program for TMG as well as the highlights of this year's annual review of TMG Total Compensation.

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TMG Survey Updates | October, 2011 

The TMG members of the current Total Rewards Advisory Committee (TRAC) asked for your input into a proposed new structure and purpose for a committee to have input on TMG issues.  42% of the current TMG membership took the time to respond to this survey and to provide thoughtful comment. Respondents were largely in support of all aspects of the proposed model. Where applicable, suggestions have been incorporated into the model.

TMG Survey Question
Response Percent  Total Population
1. I support the proposed model for the TMG Committee 82.3%  
2. I support the proposed function of the TMG Committee 80.7%  
3. I support the proposed model for membership in the TMG Committee 81.3%  
4. I support the proposed meeting schedule for the TMG Committee 83.1%  
5. I support the proposed all TMG meeting schedule 89.3%  

6. Demographics of respondents:
     Which best describes your position:





      Years of Service with the University

    0 to 5 years
    6 to 10 years
    11 to 5 years
   16 to 20 years
   21 to 25 years
   More than 25 years





Several individuals provided their comments on various aspects of the proposed TMG Committee.  The following is a general summary of the major themes identified in the survey comments:

  • TMG & TMG Confidential should be treated as two (2) separate groups (2 individual comments);
  • Committee should be separate from Human Resources Services (5 individual comments);
  • HRS/PVP to be integral part of Committee / attend meetings (4 individual comments);
  • Not enough information about the proposed model (6 individual comments);
  • Members nominated / elected to the committee (6 individual comments);
  • Disappointed with TMG representation / salary / structure / compensation (5 individual comments);
  • Regular committee updates to TMG with ability to provide feedback / input i.e., more TMG Forums / Website (7 individual comments);
  • Minimum number of meetings to be scheduled at outset and held to / exceeded (11 individual comments).


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