UCR Faculty, Staff to Receive Salary Increases Starting July 1

Salary hikes meant to offset recent increases in retirement and benefit costs that faculty and staff have absorbed

The University of California will implement systemwide salary increases for nonrepresented employees.

Interim Chancellor Jane Close Conoley announced last week that the University of California will implement systemwide salary increases for nonrepresented employees.

Faculty and other nonrepresented academic personnel will receive across-the-board increases of 2 percent. Nonrepresented staff employees will receive average increases of 3 percent. The raises are effective on July 1.

This is only the second general salary increase for nonrepresented employees in the past five years, and it will help to offset recent increases in retirement and benefit costs that faculty and staff have absorbed over the past few years.

Increases for represented employees are negotiated separately through the collective bargaining process.

“The budget cuts of the last several years have created many challenges — and sacrifices — for faculty and staff, and I want to thank you for your continued dedication, service, and contributions to the university,” Conoley said in a campuswide email that announced the raises.

Kathy Barton, the current staff advisor-designate to the regents and a UCR staff member, said that she and her fellow staff advisor to the regents Kevin Smith have brought staff and faculty concerns about pay to the Board of Regents and discussed it consistently with leadership in the Office of the President. “We are certainly heartened by this news and appreciative of the support from OP leadership and chancellors,” Barton said. “We have also been acutely aware of the economic forces that have made this a most difficult issue for UC.”

The UC-wide salary increases are in the proposed 2013–14 budget approved by the UC Board of Regents last November.

The 2013-14 salary program excludes:

  • Top senior management members, including the president, chancellors, executive and senior vice-presidents and other senior managers who report directly to the president
  • Medical center chief executive officers, direct reports to the regents, certain other senior managers, and athletic coaches whose salaries are covered by multi-year contracts
  • Union-represented employees (because their raises are negotiated through a different process).

Campus guidelines will be issued in the next couple of weeks to provide additional information, including when the increases will be reflected in paychecks.

Further questions may be directed to Jadie Lee from Human Resources (x2-3196 or jadie.lee@ucr.edu) and Susan Brown from Academic Personnel (x2-3385 or susan.brown@ucr.edu).

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