Negotiated Salary Trial Program (NSTP)

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2020

Effective July 1, 2019, the Negotiated Salary Trial Program (NSTP) became available to the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) and the College of Engineering (COE). Other colleges and most schools are eligible to join effective July 1, 2020.

Background on NSTP at UC Davis 

The NSTP was created to help diminish the gap between the salary scales and remuneration offered at other academic institutions and at the private sector.  It was initially offered in June 2013 to three campuses (UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, and UC San Diego). After a four-year Phase 1 trial period, an additional four-year Phase 2 trial period was approved to begin July 1, 2018, and end on June 30, 2022. Other campuses have since adopted NSTP. UC Davis began participating in Phase 2 on July 1, 2019. 


Proposal Submission Process

Step 1

Review the UC Davis Implementation Procedures.  Ensure that your college is participating in this program. Membership in the program is predicated on a college’s/school’s/department’s willingness to participate in an annual assessment that will require collection and reporting of detailed data. At this time, the only participating academic units are the College of Biological Science and the College of Engineering.

Please note that negotiations are for one fiscal year, effective July 1 and ending on June 30. Retroactive participation is not permitted.

Step 2

Interested and eligible faculty will complete the NSTP Form A - Faculty Compensation Request and submit it to the Chief Administrative Officer responsible for their accounts, via email.  

Step 3

The Chief Administrative Officer will complete the NSTP Form B - Fund Manager / Department Manager Certification. Once complete, the Chief Administrative Officer will submit both NSTP Form A and NSTP Form B to the Department Chair via email. 

Step 4

Department Chair or Associate Dean will complete the NSTP Form C - Department Chair Certification.  Once complete, the Department Chair will submit all three forms (NSTP Form A, NSTP Form B, and NSTP Form C) to the Dean via email. 

Step 5

Upon review and approval, the Dean will sign the bottom of completed NSTP Form C - Department Chair / Associate Dean Certification. Once reviewed and signed, the Dean will submit all three forms (NSTP Form A, NSTP Form B, and NSTP Form C) to the Provost, via email. 

The completed submission deadline is June 1, 2020. 


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