Staff Achievement Award Program FY 2006-07

DEANS, DIRECTORS, DEPARTMENT CHAIRS and ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS

FY 2006-2007 Staff Achievement Award Program Guidelines for Policy-Covered Employees

Campus Human Resources is pleased to send you the Staff Achievement Award Program (SAAP) Guidelines for FY 2006-2007. SAAP provides departments with an important vehicle to encourage excellence in customer service, recognize exceptional individual and/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 and/or improved operational efficiency.

Attachment A provides guidelines for administering the Staff Achievement Award Program. This year’s campus guidelines are based on the systemwide Staff Recognition and Development Program that supersedes the former Incentive Award Program. This 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. 

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 .89%. However, due to the fact that funds have been assessed at .92% for the first nine (9) months of this fiscal year, the assessment for the remaining three (3) months of April, May and June 2007 will be .80% 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.

Please note the limitations on approval authority for awards that could result in total annual cash compensation above $200,000, as stated in Section VII of the Guidelines. Authority for approval of any compensation actions above this threshold is reserved to The Regents upon recommendation of the Chancellor and review by the President. 

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.

Sincerely,

Lubbe Levin
Associate Vice Chancellor
Campus Human Resources

Campus Human Resources
Phone: (310) 794-0800 | Fax: (310) 794-0805