Staff Achievement Award Program FY 2005-2006


RE: FY 2005-2006 Staff Achievement Award Program Guidelines for Policy-Covered Employees

Campus Human Resources is pleased to send you the final Staff Achievement Award Program (SAAP) Guidelines for FY 2005-2006. SAAP provides departments with an important vehicle to encourage excellence in customer service; recognize exceptional individual or team performance; encourage innovation and creative thinking; and support professional development. In furtherance of the University’s objectives, the award criteria also encourage individual or team efforts that result in cost savings or improved operational efficiency.

This year’s campus guidelines are based on the systemwide Staff Recognition and Development Program that supersedes the former Incentive Award Program. This new Program applies only to policy-covered employees. For provisions authorized under a collective-bargaining agreement or applicable to exclusively represented employees, please contact your Labor Relations Consultant. A separate memorandum will be distributed to members of the Human Resources Advisory Group (HRAG) regarding the continued eligibility of specific bargaining units.

As in previous years, this program is funded by a campuswide assessment implemented through the Personnel/Payroll System. The regular pay of eligible staff has been assessed in all fund groups at the same rate to create a campuswide pool of funds for this program. The assessment rate for this fiscal year is .92%, which is an increase over previous years. However, for the months of April, May and June 2006, the rate of assessment will be 2.18% (revised rate 3/16/06) in order to establish the appropriate pool of funds within the remainder of this fiscal year. Organizations may augment the funding generated by this assessment with local funds, as authorized by the cognizant Dean, Vice Chancellor or Organization Head.

If you have questions or comments about program guidelines, please contact Marcene Anderson at (310) 794-0811. Questions regarding processing of awards may be directed to Lazetta Smith at
(310) 794-0877 and questions regarding the payroll assessment to Paula Farrington at (310) 825-1887.

Lubbe Levin 
Assistant Vice Chancellor 
Campus Human Resources

Campus Human Resources, Compensation Services
Phone: (310) 794-0880 | Fax: (310) 794-0875

Campus Human Resources, Policy & Personnel Services
Phone: (310) 794-3147 | Fax: (310) 794-0865

UCLA Payroll Services
Phone: (310) 825-1089 | Fax: (310) 794-8751