Compensation: Introduction

The objective of the Berkeley campus compensation program is to establish and maintain salary rates and make individual salary decisions that help you recruit, retain, and motivate highly qualified employees. The Compensation Unit in Central Human Resources oversees the pay programs for all staff employees covered by Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM), and the various collective bargaining units.

Policies, procedures, and practices differ among the programs in terms of flexibility to manage salary actions, hiring, promotions, and merit increases. Your Compensation Consultant is available to consult with Central HR Business Partners on pay issues and to interpret pay policy and procedures.