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2024-25 Academic Salary Program

April 4, 2024

UC Office of the President is implementing a salary increase budget of 4.2 percent for policy-covered staff and academic appointees at all locations. (read more)

2023-24 Academic Salary Program

April 17, 2023

Contingent upon the 5 percent allocation in the State budget and subject to change, the academic salary scales for policy-covered academic appointees will be increased by a general range adjustment of 4.6 percent. (read more)

Interim Vice Provost for Academic Personnel: A Call for Nominations and Expressions of Interest

The excellence of the UC Merced faculty is the cornerstone of the university, and the Vice Provost for Academic Personnel plays a critical role in assuring that faculty accomplishment is promoted, recognized, and rewarded in the merit and promotion system. (read more)

2022-23 Academic Salary Program

May 20, 2022

The overall salary scales for policy-covered academic appointees will be raised by 4% and will include modest smoothing to the scales to continue consistent increments between steps. (read more)

Update on Step VI Advancements - REVISED

May 27, 2021

As many of you know, in the UC system, Step VI requires a major overall career review and is granted based on “evidence of sustained and continuing excellence in each of the following three categories: (read more)

2021-22 Academic Salary Program

May 14, 2021

The academic salary scales will be increased by a general range adjustment of approximately 3.0% (the precise amount will vary due to rounding). Scales composed of ranges will be incremented in a similar fashion. (read more)