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Office of the Chancellor

Position Control Exceptions

On June 8, 2020, Mike Riley, Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration, announced measures for campus sustainability.  These measures are motivated by leadership’s concern for the University of California and the UC Merced community to ensure we are able to sustain our core missions of teaching, research and public service.  

In an effort to preserve a sustainable financial footing for the future we have implemented Position Control Exception Process for staff positions and staff compensation actions.  Requests must be based on justification of the position’s criticality.  Exceptions are reviewed by the chancellor and provost on a weekly basis.

The following actions require a Position Control Exception Request, submissions are made on behalf of the vice chancellor or dean, please consult with your Position Delegate:

  • Reclassification
  • Stipend
  • Equity
  • Recruitment (previously approved by Position Delegates Council)
  • New Recruitment

  • Above recommended salary request
  • Extended – Limited Appointment
  • Extended – Contract Appointment
  • Other, e.g., retention, contract to career conversion


Please see the Q&A section for the exception criteria.

*Position Control Exceptions – Metrics*

Updated: Data as of 07/30/2021