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Merit Program Guidelines

UC Davis Salary Program for Policy-Covered Staff 2021-22

UC Davis is recognizing non-represented staff for their dedication and commitment to UC Davis with a general salary increase for eligible employees.

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In years when the UC President approves merit pay for non-represented staff, the Pay for Performance (P4P) program offers compensation to employees that is aligned with their level of performance during the appraisal period. 

For reference, we've provided historic merit program guidelines below.
These guidelines will be updated when a merit program is announced.

General Merit Eligibility Requirements

  • PSS: Career, non-represented and K3 employees in program, and non-probationary by April 30th.
  • MSP: Career employees hired on or before January 6th.
  • Employees with a completed appraisal and a rating of Fully Achieved Expectations or better, and have completed mandatory trainings.
  • Excluded Employment Appointment types: Contract (PSS and MSP), Floater, Per Diem and Limited Term. 

Inter-campus transfers

  • PSS: Eligible if they are in a career, non-probationary appointment, there was no break in service from previous UC location and transferred to UC Davis on or prior to April 30th; with a completed appraisal and a rating of Fully Achieved Expectations or better.
  • MSP: Eligible if they were in a career appointment as of January 6th, there was no break in service from previous UC location and transferred to UC Davis on or prior to April 30th; with a completed appraisal and a rating of Fully Achieved Expectations or better.