The Regents and the University President annually review the General Salary Increase (GSI program). GSI Programs are implemented at the campuses only after written Presidential approval is received.
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.
2023 Eligibility Guidelines
Only employees who meet the following requirement will be eligible for a general salary increase.
- Non-represented policy-covered staff who successfully completed probation.
- Non-represented policy-covered staff hired at UC Merced on or before December 31, 2022.
- Contract employees who worked 12 continuous months in a non-represented staff position prior to July 1, 2023.
- Contract employees hired at UC Merced on or before July 1, 2022.
A General Salary Increase is based on an employee's salary and appointment as of March 31, 2023.
UC Merced Eligibility Exclusions
The follow criteria further outline specific exclusions to the eligibility criteria for UC Merced.
- Career employees on probation status as of July 1, 2023
- Student employees (casual restricted appointments)
- Academic appointees – guidelines for the Academic employee general salary increase program will be issued separately from the Academic Personnel Office
- Rehired retirees
- Non-represented employees who receive promotions, reclassifications, transfers, or any other base salary adjustments April 1, 2023 – June 30th (except for those part of a campuswide equity program), are not eligible to participate in the General Salary Increase.
- Represented employees who are transferred, reclassified, or promoted to a non-represented position on or after January 1, 2023 are not eligible to participate in the General Salary Increase.
- Staff members whose most recent performance rating was “1 – Met Few 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).
- Exclude employees in the following job titles that have been accreted to the union and are represented*:
- Behavioral Health Counselor 1
- Behavioral Health Counselor 2
- Behavioral Health Counselor 3
- Behavioral Health Counselor 4
- Library Professional 3
- Library Professional 4
- Systems Administrator 1
- Systems Administrator 2
- Systems Administrator 3
- Systems Administrator 3 GF
*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, 2023, will receive increases pursuant to the applicable collective bargaining agreement and not under the policy-covered salary increase program.