University of California, San Diego
OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR -
May 23, 2003
SUBJECT: Implementation of the UC Staff and Academic Reduction
In an effort to help address the serious budget deficit facing the University, the University of California Staff and Academic Reduction in Time (START) Program will begin June 1, 2003, and end on June 30, 2005.
To provide departments a wide range of latitude to implement START effectively within the context of their missions, operational needs, service requirements, and budgets, the University has provided considerable flexibility in the design of the START Program. However, implementation of the START Program is at the discretion of the department head. If the department head implements START in the department or unit, in all cases, participation in START requires approval of the supervisor and department head, and if appropriate, approval of the respective vice chancellor.
Under the Program, non-probationary career staff (represented and policy covered) and academic personnel, except those in faculty and student academic titles, can volunteer to reduce their working time and corresponding pay. In return for a voluntary reduction in time, Program participants will:
* Accrue vacation and sick leave credits at the rate accrued prior to the commencement of START;
The START Program Guidelines, Questions and Answers, and Contract Forms are available on the UC Office of the President's Web site at:
To facilitate the UCSD Payroll/Personnel System (PPS) entry of START agreements, A "How To Process START" has been developed and is available on Blink at: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/start
Inquiries regarding the START Program should be directed to Jonnie Craig-Winston, Director of Policy Development and Quality of Work/Life, at email@example.com or (858) 534-8037 or to Tricia Takacs, Assistant Director Academic Personnel, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 534-2597.
Steven W. Relyea