University of California, San Diego
OFFICE OF THE SENIOR VICE CHANCELLOR
August 28, 2000
ALL ACADEMICS AT UCSD
SUBJECT: Proposed 2000-2001 Academic Salary Plan
The 2000-2001 California state budget includes funding for a parity/range adjustment for eligible faculty titles and the regular annual general range adjustment for UC academic employees. In addition, it provides a special augmentation of $19 million for salary increases, in addition to the general range adjustment, for certain state-funded UC staff and non-Senate academic employees who are not eligible for the faculty market based parity adjustment. Consistent with the Governor's intent, this additional funding is to be used primarily to improve the compensation of lower paid employees.
Increases are to be effective October 1, 2000. The University is proposing the following 2000-2001 salary distribution plan for UC academic appointees:
A cumulative 3.0 percent parity/range adjustment would be applied to Professor, Lecturer SOE, and Professional Research scales. A larger increase would be provided for the Assistant rank approximately 3% - 4%) than for the Associate rank (approximately 2.8% - 3.5%) and Full rank approximately 2.8%).
All other academic salary scales would receive the general range adjustment of 2 percent on October 1, 2000.
The University is proposing the following distribution for the special funding augmentation:
An additional 2 percent salary increase for non-represented academic employees, whose annual salary rate is less than or equal to $40,000, in the following titles: Assistant Specialist, Academic Coordinator, non-student Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Researcher, Coordinator of Public Programs, and Continuing Education Specialist-University Extension.
An additional 1 percent salary increase for non-represented academic employees, whose annual salary rate is above $40,000 and below $80,000, in the following titles: the Supervisor of Physical Education series, the Specialist series, the non-represented Librarian series, Academic Coordinator, Academic Administrator, non-student Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Researcher, Assistant and Associate University Librarian, Coordinator of Public Programs, and Continuing Education Specialist-University Extension.
Salary scales for Graduate Student Researchers and equivalent titles would be increased by an additional 1.5 percent to match the recently provided increase for Teaching Assistants and equivalents, Readers, Tutors, and Remedial Tutors.
A special market-related adjustment, in addition to the general range adjustment, is being developed for Interns, Residents and related titles.
It should be noted that, consistent with the intent of the Legislature, none of the additional state funds would be used for highly compensated employees. The IRS currently defines "highly compensated" as those earning $80,000 or above, and the University has established this amount as the upper limit for the distribution of the additional funding.
Salary increases for UC academic appointees covered by collective bargaining agreements must be negotiated before they can be implemented. Bargaining with represented academic employee groups may result in a different distribution of the additional state funding augmentation than that described above for non-represented academic employees in the titles specified. This could create situations where adjustments may be necessary due to equity issues. If this occurs, UC will work to assess any such issues. Any action taken to resolve such issues would occur at a later time, and affected academic employees would be notified.
As stated above, salary actions for exclusively represented UC academic and staff employees are subject to the terms of existing collective bargaining agreements or to meeting and conferring in accordance with provisions of the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA), as appropriate. Unions have been apprised of the University's understanding regarding the intended distribution of the additional $19 million, and bargaining concerning that distribution is either in progress or will begin soon.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Stephanie Navrides, Director of Academic Compensation, at mail code 0065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.