Knowledge Bank: Equity Review

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A brief overview of the process to complete the action.

Equity review is comparison of the salaries of employees performing similar work at the same grade level. Employees may have different levels of experience, education, and performance. The objective of an equity review is to assess and appropriately compensate each individual recognizing unique differences while maintaining internal pay relationships with others. External market data is considered when available. The objective of UCSF’s Compensation Program is to establish and maintain salary rates that help recruit, retain, and motivate highly qualified employees.

Equity reviews for represented employees are subject to the terms and conditions outlined in Collective Bargaining Agreements. For non-represented employees, equity reviews should be routinely conducted when setting salaries for new hires and when determining salary for promotions or reclassifications. All other equity reviews for non-represented employees will be conducted during the annual Focal Point Equity Review period.

Equity reviews may be conducted for the following employee life cycle actions:

  • New Hire (in order to set salary)
  • Expansion of job duties, but not a change in level, which requires reclassification
  • Reclassification
  • Transfer/Promotion
  • Focal Point Review
  • As required by Collective Bargaining Agreements


Relevant UC and local policies or collective bargaining agreements.

Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM)

Collective Bargaining Agreements

Links to HR Knowledge Base entries about other actions that may be relevant.