University of California 2010 Accountability Report

Indicator 49
All Staff by Personnel Program and Union Representation, October 2004 to 2009

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The University has three personnel programs: Professional and Support Staff (PSS), Managers and Senior Professionals (MSP) and Senior Management Group (SMG). Each personnel program is characterized by its own scope of duties and accountabilities as well as conditions of employment.

The overwhelming majority of staff is in professional PSS positions. About half of the PSS work force is in unions and is covered by collective bargaining agreements; the other half is covered by UC policy. PSS staff provide administrative, professional, technical and operational support to the University across a wide variety of programs and fields.

Managers and Senior Professionals comprise the second-largest segment in the staff work force; the Senior Management Group is the smallest segment. These two groups provide leadership and professional expertise at the highest levels to major University units, programs or fields of work and are accountable for their areas of responsibility. Positions at these levels are responsible for identifying objectives, formulating strategy, directing programs, managing resources and functioning effectively with a high degree of autonomy.

Between 2004 and 2008, growth in staff work force averaged 2.6 percent annually. Most growth in staff work force during this period was in areas not funded by the state, such as the medical enterprise, research and auxiliary services. The staff work force decreased by 1.3 percent in 2009 for the first time in six years. For details on personnel growth at UC, see

Source: UCOP Corporate Personnel System October 2009; figures are unduplicated headcount. Includes all staff appointments, including casual/restricted, which are counted in PSS-policy covered group; staff at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are excluded.

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