Plans for FY 2016-17 Salary Program for Policy-Covered Staff

March 10, 2016

UCLA Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost


Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure on behalf of Chancellor Block to inform you that, with the support of President Napolitano, the University is making plans to implement a merit-based salary increase program for eligible policy-covered staff in fiscal year 2016-17.

Consistent with budgetary guidelines and the funding framework reached between the University and the Governor, the proposed merit pool will be 3%, with increases effective July 1, 2016 for monthly paid employees and June 19, 2016 for bi-weekly paid employees. This plan will apply to eligible policy-covered (non-represented) staff excluding student employees. Individual salary increases will vary depending on evaluation of performance. (For employees covered by Academic Personnel policies, information regarding salary plans will be issued in the near future.)

We appreciate the many contributions and services provided by our staff in support of the University’s mission and goals, and we request your support to ensure that written performance evaluations are conducted in your areas of responsibility, as required by Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM 23). Assessing performance results is a key feature of determining merit increases to appropriately recognize employee achievements and contributions.

The implementation of this merit increase plan will help to support consistent and stable pay practices while also maintaining competitiveness in attracting and retaining the best talent for the University. Campus Human Resources and Health Sciences Human Resources will be issuing implementation guidelines in the next few months.

Please share this information with policy-covered staff employees in your organization.


Scott L. Waugh
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost