University of California, San Diego

July 23, 1996
ALL AT UCSD (Campus and Medical Center)
SUBJECT: Proposed 1996-97 Staff Salary Plan
As you probably are aware, on July 15, 1996, the Governor signed the 1996-97 State budget, which includes funding for UC staff salaries. Based on the budget action, the University proposes the following 1996-97 salary plans for UC staff.
For employees in merit-based pay plans, the fund pool available for merit increases- -a combination of range adjustment and merit funds- - would be 4%, effective October 1, 1996. The salary range minimums and maximums for merit-based pay plans would be adjusted by 2% effective October 1.
Funding at the level of a 2% general increase (range adjustment) for eligible employees in step-based salary plans would be effective October 1, 1996, and merit increases would be funded on the same schedule as 1995-96. As in 1995-96, the funding level for six month, casual, and casual-restricted increases is based upon a six-month delay from the date they previously would have been awarded.
Funding for incentive awards was allocated on a permanent basis in 1994-95 to each campus in the form of a block grant covering eligible staff. That funding will continue to be available for 1996-97 awards. No new set-aside from general increase funds to augment the incentive award fund pool is proposed for 1996-97. Information regarding the UCSD incentive award program will be provided in a separate communication.
For exclusively represented employees, salary actions are subject to the terms of existing collective bargaining agreements and/or to meeting and conferring in accordance with the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA), as appropriate.
Campus employees with questions or comments may contact Judy Johnson at extension 40986 or via electronic mail (jjohnson@ucsd.edu). Medical Center employees may contact Ann Skinner at 220-5089 or via SYSM (AMR1@UCSDMC). Comments to this proposal are due no later than Friday, August 16, 1996.
Rogers Davis
Assistant Vice Chancellor -
Human Resources