Compensation and Classification is the area within the UC Irvine School of Medicine's Human Resources unit that is responsible for salary administration, performing job analyses, reviewing equity and stipend requests, classification/reclassification and providing training and consultation to department managers.
Our goal is to compensate staff members as closely to comparable labor market salaries as possible.
An individual salary shall be within the salary range that is assigned to the position, based on the position's duties and responsibilities.
Any salary increases should be made in consultation with the Office of Human Resources, and should take into account all relative factors, including previous salary, qualifications and equity among current employees.
However, a submission of a salary offer request for exceptional approval is not a guarantee of an increase. No promises should be made to an employee until the request is reviewed and a decision is rendered.
A stipend is defined as additional monies paid to an employee who is temporarily assigned responsibilities (with a specific beginning and end date) of a higher level position than the employee’s classification or for assuming other significant duties that are not part of the employee’s regular position.
However, the sum of the stipend and base salary shall not exceed the maximum salary of the higher level position.
For information about appropriate administrative stipends or out-of-classification assignments, please view the UC Irvine Human Resources information page › (Log-in required)
Once a stipend has been approved by a department chief administrative officer or director, a formal request must be submitted to the Dean's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Positions are classified based on the duties and responsibilities that are assigned and exercised. If an employee’s duties and responsibilities undergo significant changes, the position may warrant reclassification.
For more information about the reclassification process — including criteria that would warrant consideration of reclassification — please view the reclassification overview page › (Log-in required)
If a reclassification is deemed appropriate, view instructions for making a reclassification request › (Log-in required)
Submitting a reclassification request
The reclassification request is submitted online by the department through the FAST CLASS system. The process is as follows:
Reclassifications approved by the UC Irvine School of Medicine Classification Review Committee are effective based on the date the request is received in the Dean's Office.
Upward reclassification versus promotion
Departments may not fill a vacant higher level position by reassigning the duties to an employee at a lower level and submitting the action as a reclassification. If there is a vacant position and a department restructuring has occurred, contact the School of Medicine Office of Human Resources before making reassignments to determine whether a recruitment or a reclassification is appropriate.
In consideration of UC Irvine's commitment to provide equal employment opportunities, the Office of Human Resources ensures that all employees in similar job classifications have equal access to training and work experience so that new duties are assigned in a fair and legally defensible manner.
Request for equity increase for non-represented employees
A submission of a request for an equity increase is not a guarantee of an increase, and no promise should be made to an employee until the request is reviewed and a decision rendered.
An equity adjustment may be considered to retain key individuals who receive a bonafide job offer and whose experience or special skills are uniquely critical to a program or to the completion of high priority projects. To determine whether an equity adjustment may be appropriate, consider the following:
Please refer to Procedure 403 if you need to submit a request for an equity adjustment.