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2020-2021 Call for Applications

UCLA Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel

April 2, 2020

Subject:  Call for Applications for the 2020-21 Negotiated Salary Trial Program


Dear Colleagues,

It’s that time of the year to submit requests to participate in the extended Negotiated Salary Trial Program (NSTP).

Like the well-established Health Sciences Compensation Plan (HSCP), the NSTP is a flexible compensation program that allows general campus ladder-rank and in-residence faculty in participating schools and divisions to voluntarily contribute external funding resources towards their total UC salary. The amount of negotiated salary has a cap of 30% of the base salary and must be funded through extramural sources such as gift income, research contract and grant funds, and other non-state-appropriated funds. The total UC salary (TUCS) rate is effective for a one-year period corresponding with the University fiscal cycle of July 1 through June 30.

The NSTP began its 5-year pilot trial in 2013, and moved into an extended phase starting on July 1, 2018. The second phase will run through June 30, 2022, with fiscal year 2022-23 as a transition year should the trial be terminated. Fiscal year 2020-21 is the third year of the extended trial. To participate, eligible faculty members must be in good standing with regard to teaching, research, and service obligations, and stay compliant with all applicable University policies, procedures, and training requirements. For more information about the program, go to: .

The application period will close on July 7, 2020. All compensation request forms should be completed, signed, and sent electronically to Rong Jiang at Should circumstances related to COVID-19 prevent you from completing the negotiated salary plan on time, you may request a time extension on or before the July 7 deadline.

For additional information or assistance, please contact Rong by email at



Michael S. Levine

Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel