Continuation of the Delegation of Authority for Greater- than-Normal Merits for Appointees in the Ladder Rank Professor Series; Astronomer Series; and Professional Research Series

June 25, 2009

By David S. Kliger, Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor 

Dear Colleagues:

On January 29, 2009, I delegated on a trial basis for review year 2008-09, the authority to approve greater-than-normal merit increases up to the campus offscale salary limits for the corresponding rank and step. This delegation included authority for the indefinite steps of the rank (i.e., Steps 6-9), but did not include authority for initial advancement to Step 6 and Above Scale, and Above Scale merits, or the other exceptions noted below.

I hereby extend this delegation through review years 2009-2010 and 2010- 2011. This authority may not be further redelegated.

As Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor (CP/EVC), I retain authority for initial exceptions to off-scale salaries in excess of the campus off-scale salary limits. Deans will continue to have authority to approve normal merits once this initial exception has been approved by the CP/EVC. However, the CP/EVC retains authority for all academic personnel reviews where any increase to the candidate’s off-scale increment is recommended and the candidate’s current salary is at or above the campus off-scale salary limit.

The campus Delegation of Authority Chart and CAPM 803.620.F will be updated at this time to reflect the continuation of this temporary delegation through review year 2010-2011. Please refer to the current campus salary scales for the campus off-scale salary limits or to CAPM 803.620.C for these off-scale salary limitations.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Academic Personnel Office liaison assigned to your division.