2016-17 Thresholds for Faculty Salaries

October 03, 2016

By Pamela Peterson, AVC Academic Personnel 


RE: 2016-17 Thresholds for Faculty Salaries

Dear Colleagues:

The new 2016-17 thresholds for campus approval of faculty salaries are in effect as of September 1, 2016. The Indexed Compensation Level (ICL) has been raised to $304,000 for 2016-17. Accordingly, the new thresholds for faculty salaries that require approval by the UC Provost and Executive Vice President – Academic Affairs (UC Provost) have been adjusted as follows:

Faculty Ladder Ranks Scale                                                                 Threshold

Faculty Ladder Ranks Scale – Academic Year                                    $304,000

Faculty Ladder Ranks Scale – Fiscal Year                                           $352,700

Faculty Ladder Ranks Scale – Bus/Engr/Econ – Academic Year         $333,300

Faculty Ladder Ranks Scale – Bus/Engr/Econ – Fiscal Year                $386,700

Above-threshold faculty salaries that result from new faculty appointments, retention actions, and faculty merit increases greater than 10 percent require approval by the UC Provost. The Chancellor has authority to approve salaries above the thresholds in cases involving faculty merit increases of 10 percent or less.

Furthermore, faculty who hold administrative appointments in addition to their faculty appointment (department chairs, associate deans, directors, etc.) and whose annual salary plus administrative compensation exceeds $304,000 require approval by the UC Provost. Please see the Guidelines for Above-Threshold Salary Approval for further information.

Requests for approval of salaries that exceed the thresholds must be processed through the Academic Personnel Office. If you anticipate any actions that may require the UC Provost’s approval, please contact the Academic Personnel Office to discuss them as early as possible.

Questions may be directed to Cecilia De La Garza at cdelagar@ucsc.edu or 9-3891.


                                                                            Pamela G. Peterson
                                                                            Associate Vice Chancellor

Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Galloway
Vice Provost Academic Affairs Lee
Divisional Academic Personnel Coordinators