APO and BRS kick off 2024 Summer Salary for Faculty efforts

January 18, 2024

(Editors note: The following represents a campus email sent by Heather Archer, AVP/APO to their APO campus contacts on 1/18/24.)


Dear Colleagues:

Campus faculty will shortly be receiving the call for summer salary requests from Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) or their departmental staff. While the BRS team is working diligently on additional components, I wanted to share some important factors you should be aware of to help prepare you for this year’s efforts. Please review the following details and cascade them as appropriate to PIs, department research administrators, finance and/or AP analysts.

 No changes to the process

 With summer salary processing and summer sessions hiring, all typical transaction volumes during the summer period have traditionally been high. Due to additional hand-offs occurring between UC Berkeley and the UCPath Center (UCPC), it is taking about twice as long to complete certain transactions during these busy summer months and this has meant longer turnaround times. As in previous years, we will continue with earlier BRS summer salary faculty submission deadlines (i.e., the deadline will be the 10th day of the prior month of the effort month), for this coming summer. 

Here is a preview of the 2024 deadlines:

Picture of 2024 deadlines for summer salary

Ideally, faculty requests for 2024 summer salary should be made no later than April 10, 2024; however, we realize that this may not be possible for all the summer months. Subsequent June, July and August effort months will follow similar deadlines of the 10th day of the prior month. For staff who will be submitting summer salary requests on behalf of their faculty, APO/BRS will be hosting a Policy and Smartsheet Office Hour session on March 15, 2024. More information will be forth-coming.

Important reminder regarding late summer salary requests

We strongly encourage PIs to submit requests by the posted deadlines, given the complexity of summer salary processing and UCPath-driven process changes. On-time submissions of summer salary requests will help avoid any UCPath entry and/or pay errors for retroactive actions and ensure on-time pay.

Policy questions regarding summer compensation for faculty may be directed to APO via appolicy@berkeley.edu.

You will be learning more details in late February/early March about this year’s summer salary efforts from your BRS regional teams and questions can be directed to your BRS RA or your regional HR/APS team.


 Heather Archer

Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Personnel

Berkeley Regional Services Leadership Team

Regional Directors: Cynthia Weekley, Maya Serban, Teal Sexton, Julia Arno, and Patrick Reedy

HR Managers/Supervisors: Eboni Wilson, Nick Dear, Linda Marmolejo, Danny Reyes, Karla Sanchez, Aza Gevorkian, Renee Wallace, Marco Ruiz, and Robert Fredrickson