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UCLA Guidelines for Administration of the FY 2018-19 Merit Pay Plan for PPSM Policy-Covered Staff


Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, and Administrative Officers


UCLA Guidelines for Administration of the FY 2018-19 Merit Pay Plan for PPSM Policy-Covered Staff


Dear Colleagues:

We are pleased to let you know that on July 20, 2018, President Napolitano authorized the Chancellors to move forward with the 2018-19 Merit Pay Plan for Policy-Covered Staff.

The overall merit pool will be 3 percent for eligible policy-covered staff, calculated on the payroll base of filled positions in eligible job categories. Merit increases will be effective July 1, 2018, both for those on a monthly pay schedule and for those paid on a biweekly schedule.

Guidelines and eligibility criteria are noted below. As these are performance-based salary increases, please ensure that performance evaluations are completed, as required by Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM 23) [PDF]. The increase should take into account the accomplishment of assigned responsibilities and performance expectations, position within the salary range, performance relative to other members of the review unit, and the established fund pool.

These guidelines do not apply to exclusively represented employees, whose salaries are determined in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreements and/or meeting-and-conferring under the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA). In addition, the plan excludes student employees and anyone covered by Academic Personnel Policies.

Our goal is to ensure that staff receive merit increases as soon as possible. As a result, this year’s implementation schedule is extremely compressed. Please ensure that those involved in the processing are aware of the tight timelines that need to be observed. Questions may be directed to Campus Human Resources, Compensation Services at 310-794-0890, or for the Health System and School of Medicine, please contact Health Sciences Human Resources (310-794-0500).


Lubbe Levin
Associate Vice Chancellor
Campus Human Resources

Susi Takeuchi
Chief Human Resources Officer
Health Sciences