The objective of the UCOP compensation program is to establish salary rates comparable to the market and assist managers with salary decisions that help recruit, retain, and motivate highly qualified employees.

This section provides resources to help employees learn more about Compensation and the services that we provide. Compensation Consultants are available to consult with employees on pay issues and to interpret pay policy and procedures.


Details the process of evaluating the duties and responsibilities of a position to determine the best appropriate job title at UCOP.

Salary and pay

The Compensation Unit oversees the pay programs for all staff employees covered by Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) and various collective bargaining units.

STAR Program

Staff Appreciation and Recognition plan

Allows managers to give one-time cash awards to staff below the executive level in recognition of exemplary performance and contributions which further operational and administrative improvements.

Compensatory Time Off (CTO) election

Non-exempt employees at UCOP have the option to elect either compensatory time off or monetary payment for any overtime worked.