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General Salary Increase

Please note, this salary program is contingent upon the allocation currently in the California state budget. 

Background

Guidelines and eligibility criteria are noted below. This program does 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). Guidelines for academic appointees will be issued separately.

2024 Eligibility Guidelines

Only employees who meet the following requirement will be eligible for a general salary increase.

Career Employees:

  • Non-represented policy-covered staff who successfully completed probation.
  • Non-represented policy-covered staff hired at UC Merced on or before December 31, 2023.

Contract Employees: 

  • Contract employees who worked 6 continuous months in a non-represented staff position prior to July 1, 2024. 
  • Contract employees hired at UC Merced on or before December 31, 2023. 

A General Salary Increase is based on an employee's salary and appointment as of June 30, 2024. 

UC Merced Eligibility Exclusions

The following criteria further outlines specific exclusions to the eligibility criteria for UC Merced.

  • Career employees on probation status as of July 1, 2024
  • Student employees (casual restricted appointments)
  • Academic appointees – guidelines for the Academic employee general salary increase program are issued separately. Please refer to the Academic Personnel Office 2024-25 Academic Salary Program page for more information.
  • Rehired retirees
  • Staff members whose most recent performance rating was “1 – Met Few Expectations,” or "2 – Met Some Expectations,” or who have documented corrective/disciplinary action during the review period, as documented by Human Resources.
  • 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). 
  • Employees in the following job titles that have been accreted to the union and are represented*:
    • Behavioral Health Counselor 1-4
    • Beh Health Psychiatric Profl 1–4
    • Bus Tchl Supp Anl 2 & 3
    • Counseling Psych 2-4
    • Educ Tchl Spec 3 & 4
    • Facilities Management Specialist 1-3
    • Library Professional 3 & 4
    • Museum Educator 1-3
    • Research Administrator 1 & 2
    • Systems Administrator 1-3

*The list above is not all-inclusive and may be updated at a later date. Any employees who are currently subject to a unit modification petition that are accreted into a bargaining unit on or before July 1, 2024, will receive increases pursuant to the applicable collective bargaining agreement and not under the policy-covered salary increase program.