University of California, San Diego

December 10,1997
SUBJECT: Approved Changes to Student Wages for 1997-98
In September, notification was provided of proposed changes to the salary plan for students employed in casual-restricted positions. These proposed changes were recently approved retroactive to November 1, 1997 (November 2, 1997 for students paid biweekly).
The majority of casual-restricted positions were reclassified into the student Assistant series, if they were not already assigned to one of these titles. Positions classified in non-exclusively represented titles (99) were not affected by the change. The Assistant IV level of the series, which has not been previously used at the San Diego campus, was introduced to accommodate the higher paid casual-restricted positions where a variety of specialized skills are required. The new salary ranges for the Assistant series are:
4922 Assistant I - no longer in use
4921 Assistant II $5.15 - 8.00/hour 4920 Assistant III $6.50 - 10.50/hour 4919 Assistant IV $9.00 - 18.50/hour
Casual-restricted positions should continue to be paid rates within the ranges listed above, which are comparable to the rates paid to other UCSD employees performing similar functions.
A revision to the local implementing procedure (HR-S-1) for Staff Personnel Policy 30, Salary, Section II C, Salary Increases for Casual-Restricted Positions, will soon be issued, reducing the length of qualifying service required for students occupying casual-restricted positions to be considered for a merit increase. The new language will state "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." The additional requirement of 1260 hours on pay status has been eliminated. Months on pay status would not need to be consecutive, allowing service after the summer break to be added to service prior to the summer break. "Pay status" includes any period of time for which an employee receives pay for time worked, including compensatory time off, or for time on paid leave. For example, a student employee who returned to work on September 22 was not paid for September hours until October, nevertheless September qualifies as a month on pay status, as it was the period of time worked.
These classifications have "By-Agreement" rates, therefore, individuals do not receive an automatic rate 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 11/14/97, and set below the
new range minimums shown above, were centrally adjusted to the new minimum retroactive to 11/1/97 (11/2/97 for students paid biweekly). The new rate of pay will be reflected in the 12/1/97 monthly and 11/26/97 biweekly paychecks.
The rates paid to individuals in these classes may be adjusted within the range, at the discretion of the department, upon completion of the required twelve months on pay status. 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