2024 SALARY INCREASE DISTRIBUTION PLAN FOR NON-REPRESENTED EMPLOYEES

OVERVIEW

In an effort to recognize UCI’s policy covered (non-represented) staff who work tirelessly in support of UCI’s mission to educate, discover, and heal, a general salary increase of 4.2% will be implemented for the 2024-25 fiscal year.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Increases for SMG and Non-SMG policy covered staff whose total cash compensation exceeds the current Indexed Compensation Level will be processed in accordance with guidelines established by UC Office of the President.

Although this year’s salary program 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 participate in the ACHIEVE performance check-ins.

1Co-workers who transitioned to UCI Health from Tenet will be eligible to receive the salary adjustment if they meet the criteria stated above including being on Tenet payroll on or before January 1, 2024.

SUPPORT

Employees should go to their immediate manager/supervisor with questions or concerns. If an employee has a concern that their manager/supervisor cannot address, employees should contact their Campus HR Business Partner, Health Sciences HR Business Partner or UCI Health HR Business Partner.

FAQs for Campus Administrators

FAQs for Employees — please see below

FOR PERSONS IMPACTED BY SB 525

How will SB 525 impact the 4.2% across the board increase for non-represented employees?

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Please note: persons impacted by SB 525 have already received personalized communications regarding SB 525 in relation to their role and pay. If you have not received an SB 525 communication, then SB 525 does not apply to you.

FAQs for Employees

Q:
What is the effective date of the salary increase?
A:
Salary increases are effective July 1, 2024 for monthly paid employees and June 23, 2024 for bi-weekly paid employees.
Q:
When will salary adjustments begin to be paid out?
A:
Salary increases will begin to be paid out on August 1, 2024 for monthly paid employees and July 17, 2024 for bi-weekly paid employees.
Q:
Will the pay ranges be adjusted on or before July 1, 2024?
A:
Not in the traditional sense. Per the California State Auditor’s Office, the UC Career Tracks salary range spreads (difference between salary range minimums and maximums) are too wide and must be reduced by roughly 40% to 50%. UCI proposed to meet the State Auditor’s requirement by slowly over the past few years increasing the range minimums and midpoints while leaving the maximums unchanged until the required range spread requirements are met. We’re pleased to report that with this year’s adjustments, UCI will meet our pay range spread requirements. If approved next year, pay range adjustments should be made consistently (in the traditional sense) to all minimums, midpoints and maximums. The new FY 2024-25 salary structure effective July 1, 2024, can be found on the Career Tracks web page.
Q:
What if an employee’s salary falls below the new range minimum?
A:
According to PPSM-30, an employee’s salary must be within the salary range that is assigned to the payroll title. Salaries that fall below the new range minimum will be adjusted to the new minimum.
Q:
What if an employee’s salary is at or near pay range maximum?
A:
If an employee with a salary at or near pay range maximum receives a merit increase, his/her salary will be increased to no higher than the pay range maximum and then the portion of the merit increase that exceeds pay range maximum will be paid out as a one-time lump sum non-base building (will not be added to base salary) payment pending UCOP approval.
Q:
What if an employee transferred from another UC location after January 1, 2024, but meets all of the other eligibility criteria?
A:
Employees who transfer from another UC location are eligible to receive the increase as long as their date of hire with UC was on or before January 1, 2024, there was no break in service, and the employee meets all other eligibility requirements.