University of California, Riverside

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2018-19 UCR Merit Increases

UCR will implement a 3% merit based salary program for non-represented staff for FY2018-19. Increases will be retroactively effective to July 1, 2018 for monthly and biweekly paid staff. The anticipated payout date reflecting this merit increase is August 22nd for biweekly paid staff and August 31st for monthly paid staff.

In President Napolitano’s communication to UC Chancellors regarding this year’s salary program, she continues to emphasize that salary increases must be based on individual performance and contribution. UCR has been working to create a consistent culture across the campus that provides merit based pay as a mechanism to recognize and incentivize excellent performance and contributions. Based on input from campus workgroups, we have continued to refine our performance appraisal rating process to measure performance against objective behavioral standards and achievement of pre-established goals. Each organizational unit has been asked to calibrate performance ratings for consistent application, in order to recognize and reward truly exceptional work.

For more specific instructions regarding this year's implementation, please review the Merit Program Instructions to Organizational Units.

Career Tracks FY 18/19 Salary Range and Grade Adjustments

UCR has been engaged in a series of enhancements to our compensation program with a goal of attracting, retaining and rewarding excellent staff to support our mission of teaching, research and public service as we move toward the UCR 2020 strategic goals of academic excellence.

Career Tracks is a market-based system for non-represented MSP and PSS employees. This compensation program groups jobs into more clearly defined families that better align to jobs in the labor market as well as jobs on UC campuses.

It is important that our compensation program continues to be competitive with the external labor market. Every year in late spring a comprehensive analysis of market data and trends will be conducted. As a result of this year's analysis, fifteen job titles have been regraded upward, effective July 1, 2018.

While the labor market may indicate that a Career Tracks job's salary grade should be adjusted, this does not impact salaries for employees currently appointed to that job, unless their current salary is below the new salary grade's range minimum.

 The Future of Policy-Covered Staff Compensation at UCR

In early 2014, Chancellor Wilcox appointed several leaders on campus to serve on the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Staff Compensation, which was charged with making recommendations on the future state of non-represented staff compensation. The Committee conducted a review of current compensation practices at UCR and identified opportunities to improve campus processes and systems.

UC Fair Wage/Fair Work Minimum Wage Implementation

UC has announced that it will be implementing the Fair Wage/Fair Work Minimum Wage Plan at each UC location. Effective October 1, 2015, the Fair Wage/Fair Work Minimum Wage Plan establishes a UC minimum wage of $15 per hour phased in over a three-year period for all University employees appointed at 50- percent time or greater. For more information, read President Janet Napolitano's letter, the Plan Eligibility Letter, and the Plan FAQs. Please click here for information on training.

Mandatory Workplace Posting – Fair Wage/Fair Work Poster

As part of our effort to create awareness of UC Fair Wage/Fair Work policy and to be in compliance with State mandatory-posting requirements, the Fair Wage/Fair Work poster is now available and must be posted by March 4, 2016. The poster must be clearly posted where employee notices are displayed. If your department has multiple locations for employee notices, please be sure the notice is prominently displayed in each of those locations.

To download and print the poster, please click here.

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