We are pleased to inform you that the University will be implementing systemwide salary increases for the 2013-14 fiscal year, effective July 1, 2013.
  • Senate faculty and policy-covered (non-represented) academic employees will receive a 2 percent general salary increase.
  • Policy-covered (non-represented) staff employees will receive average increases of 3 percent (individual increases may vary), subject to the exclusions noted below.
These increases, which were part of the proposed 2013-14 budget approved by the Board of Regents this past November, are intended to acknowledge the fact that policy-covered employees have received only one general salary increase in the past five years. The increases are also intended to partially offset increased retirement and benefit costs that academic and staff employees have absorbed over the past few years.

The following employee groups are excluded from the 2013-14 salary program:
  • Top senior management members, including the president, chancellors, executive and senior vice presidents and other senior managers who report directly to the president; medical center chief executive officers; direct reports to the Regents; certain other senior managers; and athletic coaches whose salaries are covered by multi-year contracts;
  • Union-represented employees (excluding Santa Cruz Faculty Association members).
While the 2013-14 salary program contains exclusions for staff employees who were recently hired or who have had promotional or equity increases exceeding 3 percent in the past 12 months, Chancellor Blumenthal has decided that the UCSC local program will be extended to this group.

Detailed information regarding the 2013-14 salary plan and the campus implementation will be forthcoming. In the meantime, should you have any questions about the 2013-14 salary plan, please contact Staff Human Resources Compensation at sicily@ucsc.edu or the Academic Personnel Office at apo@ucsc.edu.

The budget cuts of the last several years have created many challenges – and sacrifices – for academic and staff employees, and we thank you for your continued dedication, service, and contributions to the University.