Managers & Senior Professionals (MSP) Policy Resources

Managers & Senior Professionals (MSP) Policy Resources

MSP employees are covered by the Personnel Policies for Staff Members; most, but not all, policies contained in the PPSM apply to MSP employees exactly as written. When necessary, we have included supplemental language. Links have also been provided to selected policy sections containing information for MSP employees as well as those policies specific to MSP employees. 

Policy Topic

Policy Reference


"At Will" Employment

  • "At will" employment means that an employee serves at the discretion of the Chancellor and may be terminated at will and at any time with or without cause.

  • Employees whose positions are classified as Manager 3 and below are not "at will" employees.  See PPSM 64.

  • Employees whose positions are classified as Manager 4 and above are considered "at will" employees. See PPSM 64.

Complaint Resolution

Establishing MSP Grades

Moving Expenses & Relocation Allowance

  • The Associate Vice Chancellor--Human Resources is responsible for approving the use of University funds for moving expenses and relocation allowances.

  • See UC Business and Finance Bulletin G-13 - Policy & Regulations Governing Moving & Relocation

  • Requests for exceptions to policy should be sent to the Association Vice Chancellor--Human Resources.

Performance Appraisals

  • See PPSM 23.

  • Performance appraisal forms are available on the Web

MSP Personnel Records

  • The Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor--Human Resources is the Office of Record for MSP employee records. See PPSM 80

Probationary Period
  • Employees in the MSP program do not serve a probationary period.  See PPSM 22.

MSP Recruitment


  • See PPSM 30.

  • A Manager and Senior Professional program position shall be assigned to a salary grade. Each salary grade has a salary range. In general, an individual salary may not exceed the maximum of the range. For exceptions, contact the Associate Vice Chancellor--Human Resources at 752-3383.

Termination of MSP Employees

  • Due to the high degree of responsibility assigned to Manager and Senior Professional employees, and the uniqueness of the work requirements within the MSP program, University management must exercise judgment in determining the functional needs and resources of a department and in evaluating employee performance and conduct. When in management's judgment the needs or resources of a department or the performance or conduct of an MSP employee do not justify the continuation of the employee's appointment, the member may be terminated.

  • For Manager 3 and below, see PPSM 64.

  • For Manager 4 and above, see See PPSM 67.


  • See PPSM 2.210.

  • Leave codes for MSP employees are B (0-59 months), C (60-119 months), and D (120 months forward).