About This HR Service

Compensation and Strategic Rewards partners with campus clients to deliver effective compensation and rewards programs tailored to advancing UCSF as an employer of choice. These programs serve as a catalyst for first-rate organizational performance by defining equitable pay and metric-driven rewards and incentives.

Compensation Philosophy
UCSF should strive to provide a total compensation package (salary and benefits) that allows us to recruit and retain critical talent in a competitive workforce market. UCSF’s pay range strategy is to align salary range mid-points with market median pay, with the goal of structuring individual pay, within each range, relative to consideration of varying levels of experience, education, and performance. In general, employees with limited to journey level experience and satisfactory performance should be situated below range mid-points and staff who possess senior level experience, exceptional skills, and superior performance should progress above salary range midpoints. Managing salaries of current staff to achieve these objectives is accomplished primarily using the merit and equity programs. Benefits programs are developed at the UC systemwide level.

Compensation and Strategic Rewards provides consultative, research, and analytical services in the areas of:

  • Organizational design, job evaluation, and classification
  • Equity review and salary setting
  • Reward and recognition program development
  • Policy and contract compliance
Requesting or Extending a StipendClassification and Compensation
Classification of PositionsClassification
Recruitment/Filling a Vacant Career PositionRecruitment
Equity ReviewClassification and Compensation
Focal Point Equity ReviewClassification and Compensation
Merit IncreaseClassification and Compensation
Additional Pay Approval & ProcessingPayroll Processing
MSP Physician and Dentist AppointmentsOnboarding
Classification (General)Classification
Compensation (General)Classification and Compensation

Compensation Organization Chart

Compensation Campus Client Assignments

Name Title Phone Email
Kellie Beale Compensation Manager 415/502-1217 [email protected]
Marilyn Cimahosky Compensation Specialist 415/502-8747 [email protected]
Flory Delrosario Compensation Specialist 415/502-4424 [email protected]
Emily Hong Compensation Specialist 415/476-4575 [email protected]
Candy Lam Compensation Specialist 415/502-0561 [email protected]
Ashika Nahal Compensation Specialist 415/476-1069 [email protected]
An Phan Compensation Specialist 415/502-0612 [email protected]
Sherry Tran Lead Compensation Analyst 415/514-0496 [email protected]
Sharon Samelson  Compensation Specialist 415/514-2461 [email protected]

3333 California St.
Suite 305
San Francisco, CA 94143

Phone: 415/476-3905
Fax: 415/502-2600

NEW: UCSF HR Administrative Program Guidelines - FY19 STAR Program (requires MyAccess login)

UCSF 2018–19 Salary Program

General Information and Timeline


Salary Program Administrator Toolkit
(Accessible by those who currently have Department Supervisor and/or HR access to the UCSF HR website – requires MyAccess login.)


  • Job Aid Web Merit Tool Navigation for Department Users
  • Salary Planning FAQs
  • Merit Eligibility Chart
  • Merit / Focal Equity Presentation (PowerPoint slide deck)
  • Merit / Focal Equity Presentation Recording (TBA)
  • Merit Calculator
  • Merit Retoactive Examples


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Recent Compensation Articles

Compensation Blog