Merit Program Guidelines

In years when the UC President approves merit pay for non-represented staff, the Pay for Performance (P4P) program offers compensation to employees that is aligned with their level of performance during the appraisal period. 

General Merit Eligibility Requirements

  • PSS: Career, non-represented and K3 employees in program, and non-probationary by April 30th.
  • MSP: Career employees hired on or before January 2nd.
  • Employees with a completed appraisal and a rating of Fully Achieved Expectations or better, and have completed mandatory trainings.
  • Excluded Employment Appointment types: Contract (PSS and MSP), Floater, Per Diem and Limited Term. 

Inter-campus transfers

  • PSS: Eligible if they are in a career, non-probationary appointment, there was no break in service from previous UC location and transferred to UC Davis on or prior to April 30th; with a completed appraisal and a rating of Fully Achieved Expectations or better.
  • MSP: Eligible if they were in a career appointment as of January 2nd, there was no break in service from previous UC location and transferred to UC Davis on or prior to April 30th; with a completed appraisal and a rating of Fully Achieved Expectations or better.