Recognition & Non-Cash Awards

Non-Cash Awards

Departments can recognize specific contributions to the departmental mission or strategic plan via Non-Cash Awards (non-cash, up to $75 in value).

Non Cash Awards (under Definition & Criteria)

FLSA Determination

In 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed an overtime rule increasing the minimum salary threshold for exempt employees to $913 per week (approximately $47,476 per year.) This proposed increase was challenged in court and eventually enjoined by a federal judge who issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking implementation of the U.S.

Salary Program FY20

It is important that we continue to invest in our staff who provide essential support to the academic mission of the university. Therefore, this year’s Salary Program will be based on merit, internal equity, and the external market. Consistent with the directive from the UC Office of the President, responding to feedback from the staff, across-the-board increases are not permitted.  



The objective of the Berkeley campus compensation program is to establish salary rates comparable to the market and assist campus managers with salary decisions that help recruit, retain, and motivate highly qualified employees.

This section provides resources to help employees learn more about Compensation and the services we provide.

Salary and Pay


Supplemental Guidelines

In addition to the job standards for represented and non-represented positions, there are supplemental guidelines for: