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Employee Incentive Award Programs: 2021-2022

Read about employee incentive award programs and link to guidelines for eligibility and processing for 2021-2022.

Employee incentive awards recognize and reward excellence in university service. Incentive awards may be cash or noncash.

Taxable earnings: Cash awards of any amount and all cash-equivalent awards of $75 in value or greater are considered taxable earnings.

Payroll forms: See accounting guidelines and forms for requesting cash award checks and reporting the value of noncash awards for income tax purposes.

STAR Award Payment Authorization Forms can be submitted from July, 2 2021 through June 10, 2022 to ensure payment in the 2021/22 Fiscal Year. 

Campus HR Compensation will be processing STAR Awards for each pay cycle. Please refer to the Campus HR deadline for each pay-period below.  

Monthly Pay Cycles
Check Date
Pay Period Dates
Campus HR Deadline
Begin
End
Fri 07-30-21
7/1/2021
7/31/2021
7/20/2021
Wed 09-01-21
8/1/2021
8/31/2021
8/19/2021
Fri 10-01-21
9/1/2021
9/30/2021
9/16/2021
Mon 11-01-21
10/1/2021
10/31/2021
10/15/2021
Wed 12-01-21
11/1/2021
11/30/2021
11/15/2021
Mon 01-03-22
12/1/2021
12/31/2021
12/16/2021
 
Biweekly Pay Cycles
Check Date Pay Period Dates Campus HR Deadline
Begin End
Wed 08-04-21 7/11/2021 7/24/2021 7/23/2021
Wed 08-18-21 7/25/2021 8/7/2021 8/4/2021
Wed 09-01-21 8/8/2021 8/21/2021 8/18/2021
Wed 09-15-21 8/22/2021 9/4/2021 9/1/2021
Wed 09-29-21 9/5/2021 9/18/2021 9/15/2021
Wed 10-13-21 9/19/2021 10/2/2021 9/29/2021
Wed 10-27-21 10/3/2021 10/16/2021 10/13/2021
Wed 11-10-21 10/17/2021 10/30/2021 10/27/2021
Wed 11-24-21 10/31/2021 11/13/2021 11/10/2021
Wed 12-08-21 11/14/2021 11/27/2021 11/22/2021
Wed 12-22-21 11/28/2021 12/11/2021 12/9/2021
Wed 01-05-22 12/12/2021 12/25/2021 12/16/2021

 

For details about incentive awards, see the campuswide Incentive Awards Guidelines (PDF), and also consult with your vice chancellor office directly.

Note: No amendments/changes to our local STAR Plan can be made.

Vice Chancellor Area Coordinator
Academic Affairs Cyndi Muylle
Advancement Mary Smith
Chief Financial Officer Barbara Danner
Chancellor Office Aileen Serrano
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Frank Silva
UCSD Medical Center and Health Sciences* Doug Levine
Marine Sciences Amber Fehling
Research Stacey McDermaid
Resource Management and Planning Mira Dover 
Student Affairs Jessica Ison

 

Health Sciences employees are part of a separate STAR Award Program: STAR Award program for Health Sciences employees.

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Notice: The information on this page summarizes provisions of university policies and/or collective bargaining agreements. Refer to the Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) and local implementing procedures or applicable collective bargaining agreement for full text of referenced information.