Executive Compensation

About This HR Service

UCSF Executive Compensation/SMG/Faculty Administrator Service Center
Joanne Fraysse-Gordon 
Executive Compensation Specialist
Human Resources-Executive Compensation Unit
Phone: 415/476-4285 
joanne.fraysse@ucsf.edu  
3333 California St., Suite 305 
San Francisco, CA 94143

Campus HR Compensation Unit
Crystal Morris
Compensation Supervisor
Phone: 415/476-2115 
crystal.morris@ucsf.edu    
3333 California St., Suite 305 
San Francisco, CA 94143

Kellie Beale
Campus Compensation Consultant
Phone: 415/502-1217
kellie.beale@ucsf.edu  
3333 California St., Suite 305 
San Francisco, CA 94143

UCSF Health Compensation Unit
Leslie Golden
Compensation Specialist
Phone: 415/624-9402
leslie.golden@ucsf.edu    
3360 Geary Blvd., Suite 324
San Francisco, CA 94118

UCSF Executive Compensation Overview
UCSF is one of five UC campuses with health science schools and is the sole campus that is graduate-level only with a health science focus.  Because of UCSF’s unique health sciences structure, the executive leadership has complex compensation and benefits programs that cross multiple programs such as Senior Management Group (SMG), Faculty Administrators/Deans, and high-level Management and Senior Professional (MSP) staff, collectively known as the Executive Compensation Group (ECG), covering both the UCSF Health System (including Children’s Hospital Oakland) and all campus control points.  

Executive Compensation Group 
Positions in the Executive Compensation Group are determined using the criteria in the following chart.     

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Approval Matrices and Guidelines
Listed below are approval authority documents for MSP and SMG positions.

Human Resources Executive Compensation Unit
The Human Resources Executive Compensation Unit manages executive-level compensation and programmatic processes and is the primary resource and business partner for executive-level questions, executive program compensation strategies, and compliance, and provides the following services:

  • Comprehensive management and coordination of UCSF’s executive compensation activities for both the campus and UCSF Health, including preparation of executive compensation items subject to local approval as well as Presidential and Regental approval; ensures critical policy and process compliance, consistent within the directives of the Office of the President and Regents.
  • Serves as the faculty administrator specialist for the campus, in partnership with the Assistant Vice Provost of Academic Personnel.
  • Prepares detailed and critical compensation annual reports while interfacing with the OP executive compensation unit: Annual Report on Executive Compensation, Annual Report on Outside Professional Activities, and Annual Report on Executive Compensation for Deans/Faculty Administrators.
  • Coordinates the annual SMG and faculty administrator performance assessment process.

UCSF Compensation Committee
The overall purpose of the UCSF Compensation Committee ("Committee") is to provide oversight and guidance to better align senior leadership compensation internally between similarly situated employees and externally with relevant labor markets. Compensation Committee membership includes Deans, Vice Chancellors, and the UCSF Health President/Chief Executive Officer. This charge is carried out by reviewing, endorsing, and/or approving recommendations, as submitted by the UCSF Human Resources Executive Compensation Unit, for positions detailed in the chart for “Criteria for Inclusion in the Executive Compensation Review Process,” except for the following:

  • Actions with total cash compensation less than $304,000 and with no policy exceptions. These actions are subject to final approval within the HR Executive Compensation Unit; and
  • All Senior Management Group (SMG) positions. While SMG actions are handled within the HR Executive Compensation Unit, reviews and approvals are subject to UC Presidential/Regental review and approval vs. UCSF Compensation Committee review and approval.
  • NOTE: Actions for MSP positions that report directly to the Chancellor are subject to the UCSF Compensation Committee review process.

The Committee is responsible for the following:

  • Endorsement of ECG actions with total cash compensation less than $304,000 with policy exceptions.
  • Endorsement of ECG actions with total cash compensation exceeding $304,000 with or without policy exceptions.
  • Approval or endorsement, as applicable, of programmatic ECG changes as presented by the Human Resources Executive Compensation Unit.
  • Once recommendations are endorsed by the UCSF Compensation Committee, recommendations/ endorsements are subject to the Chancellor's final approval or endorsement and, as applicable, final approval by the President or The Regents.

Actions Subject to the Executive Compensation Review/Approval Process
The following actions are subject to the executive compensation review and approval process for those positions that meet the “Criteria for Inclusion in the Executive Compensation Review Process”:

  • Appointments (new hires/promotions/interim(including those positions not in the ECG, but in an interim ECG position));
  • Reclassifications (upward/downward (if still in the ECG)/lateral);
  • Equity increases;
  • Stipends (including those positions not in the ECG, but receiving a stipend for an ECG-level position);
  • Annual salary increases;
  • Use of Assistant/Associate Vice Chancellor working titles;
  • Use of Assistant/Associate Vice Dean working titles, and
  • Staff emeritus status.

Process for Submitting Actions for the Executive Compensation Review and Approval Process

  • MSP Employees (Campus)
    • Using this form, submit request via HR’s “Service Request System” (SRS).
    • The request will be analyzed within the campus HR Compensation Unit by Compensation Supervisor Crystal Morris (Crystal.Morris@ucsf.edu).
    • Once the HR Compensation Unit has completed its analysis and recommendation, the action will be submitted to the HR Executive Compensation Unit (for final review and approval via the executive compensation approval process.
    • Once the approval is in place, the department is notified of the approval and the action is implemented.
    • Announcements of actions are held until approvals are secured.
  • MSP Employees (UCSF Health)
    • Using this form, submit request to Compensation Manager Catherine Nielsen (Catherine.Nielsen@ucsf.edu).
    • The request will be analyzed by the UCSF Health HR Compensation Unit.
    • Once the UCSF Health HR Compensation Unit has completed its analysis and recommendation, the action will be submitted to the HR Executive Compensation Unit for final review and approval via the executive compensation approval process.
    • Once the approval is in place, the department is notified of the approval and the action is implemented.
    • Announcements of actions are held until approvals are secured.
  • Senior Management Group Employees (campus and UCSF Health)
    • Submit request via email directly to Joanne Fraysse-Gordon, HR Executive Compensation Specialist (Joanne.Fraysse@ucsf.edu).
    • The request will be analyzed and documented prepared by the Executive Compensation Unit for Presidential and Regental approval.
    • Once the approval is in place, the department is notified of the approval and the action is implemented.
    • Announcements of actions are held until approvals are secured.