2015-16 Postdoc Salary Scale Issuance Memo

January 26, 2016

By Pamela Peterson, AVC Academic Personnel 


Re: 2015-16 Postdoctoral Scholars Academic Salary Scale Issuance

Dear Colleagues:

The salary scale for Postdoctoral Scholars has been increased in accordance with Article 4, Compensation, of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) between the University of California and the UAW union. The article stipulates that increases to the Postdoctoral Scholars salary/stipend minimum rates shall be made in accordance with the NIH announcement pertaining to the Ruth L. Kirchstein NRSA (National Research Service Award) stipend levels.

Effective February 1, 2016, the new minimum annual salary rate is $43,692 for Postdoctoral Scholars hired on or after this effective date. For Postdoctoral Scholars hired prior to February 1, 2016, the new minimum rates will apply upon reappointment or anniversary date. A copy of the NIH announcement is available online at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-16-047.html.

For individuals with Kirschstein Fellowships, the new minimum applies to all awards made on or after October 1, 2015. Retroactive adjustments or supplementation of stipends or other budgetary categories with Kirschstein-NRSA funds for an award made prior to October 1, 2015 are not permitted.

The campus Postdoctoral Scholar Salary/Stipend Scale has been updated and is available online on the Academic Personnel Office web site (Academic Salary Scales). Please bring this revised scale to the attention of appropriate individuals in your units, including PIs, research accountants, and payroll coordinators. Questions may be directed to Susan Fellows (sfellows@ucsc.edu).


                                                                                    Pamela G. Peterson
                                                                                    Assistant Vice Chancellor
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