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University of California’s non-union employees may receive merit raises

Under a new plan aimed to keep the institutions competitive, non-unionized University of California employees making less than $200,000 will be eligible for raises this year, UC President Mark Yudof said in an open letter to the institutions’ chancellors.

Members of senior administrations, including the president, are not eligible for the raises, Yudof said. Unionized employees are exempt because they continued to receive raises provided for in their contracts throughout the past four years. The one-year program will allow for raises starting at a 3 percent cost-of-living increase, but ­provide enough flexibility to reward meritorious service, Yudof said.