University of California, San Diego

December 15, 1998
SUBJECT:	Approved Changes to Student Wages
In October you were notified of proposed salary range increases for the student classifications of Assistant II-IV (title codes 4919-4921). These proposed increases were recently approved. Ranges have been increased by 2.0%, except for the minimum of the Assistant II range, which remains set at the state minimum wage of $5.75/hour.
The new salary ranges are:
4922	Assistant I	no longer in use
4921	Assistant II	$5.75 - 8.16
4920	Assistant III	$6.63 - 10.71
4919	Assistant IV	$9.18 - 18.87
These classifications have "By-Agreement" rates, therefore, individuals do not receive an automatic range adjustment unless an increase is required to bring their rate up to the minimum of the range established for the class. Student rates that were active in PPS as of 12/11/98, and set below the new range minimums shown above, were centrally adjusted to the new minimums retroactive to 10/1/98 for students paid monthly, and 10/4/98 for students paid biweekly. The new rate of pay, including retroactive adjustments, will be reflected in the 2/1/99 monthly and 1/20/99 biweekly paychecks.
The rate paid to individuals in these classes may be adjusted within the range at the discretion of the department. The following criteria is provided to guide departments in determining the timing and amount of any increase they recommend.
a)	In accordance with the local implementing procedure (HR-S-1) for Staff Personnel Policy 30, Salary, Section II C, students employed in
casual-restricted positions are eligible for a merit increase after
completing twelve months on pay status since the most recent date of hire or last within range increase.
b)	The increase may be any amount in terms of whole cents per hour and whole dollars per month up to an amount equaling a maximum of 4.0%.
If you have any questions regarding the above, you may contact Judy Johnson at jjohnson@ucsd.edu, extension 40986, or Phyllis Walker at
pfwalker@ucsd.edu, extension 46489.
Rogers Davis
Assistant Vice Chancellor -
Human Resources