General Salary Increase Program 2021-22

May 18, 2021

This message was sent to all staff on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. 

Dear Colleagues,

Effective July 1, all eligible PPSM covered Berkeley staff will be receiving an across-the-board 3 percent salary increase. This 2021-22 general salary increase program is for our policy-covered staff employees and academic appointees.

Staff employees and academic appointees who are represented by our various unions are not included in this program because their wages are governed by collective bargaining agreements.

Although this year’s salary program for policy-covered staff is not a merit program, where performance is a consideration related to the salary increase amount, the importance of the annual performance review process should not be discounted. All policy-covered staff employees should continue to receive, at least annually, a performance review per policy. Please note that those employees who receive an overall "Needs Attention" performance level through Achieve Together will be excluded from this program. Please refer to our website for the 2021 Achieve Together Year-End Process

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Career positions: Individuals appointed to career positions in grades 15-30 covered by PPSM policy on or before January 5, 2021, are eligible regardless of funding source.

  1. Contract positions: Individuals on employment contracts may be eligible and are handled on a case-by-case basis. If an increase is provided to an individual on contract, the unit will need to (a) provide funding for those who will receive an increase, (b) update the contract with the new salary amount, and (c) enter the increase into the UCPath.

  1. Individuals must be (a) appointed to a PPSM position on or before January 5, 2021, (b) in a PPSM position on July 1, 2021, and (c) must remain on payroll in an eligible position and appointment on the date that the pay increase is paid.

  1. Employees whose new salary will exceed the salary range maximum will receive an increase that is capped at the salary range maximum.

  2. Excluded: 

    (a) Individuals who were hired after January 5, 2021,

    (b) Individuals whose current salary exceeds the new salary range maximum,

    (c) Individuals who separate from employment on or before the payout date, 

    (d) Rehired retirees,

    (e) Athletic positions covered by contracts that contain performance bonuses, and

    (f) Limited employees and employees covered by collective bargaining agreements. 

Questions can be directed to

Eugene & JS

Eugene Whitlock, Chief People & Culture Officer
JS Henderson, Director, Total Rewards

People & Culture