Administrative Stipends

Approval Authority

Vice Chancellors are authorized to approve administrative stipends up to one year for all staff employees, except students working in casual-restricted positions. Academic Affairs has re-delegated this authority to divisions - in some cases this authority has been further delegated to department business officers (see chart below). Administrative stipend requests for casual-restricted positions should be forwarded to the Assistant Director, Job Opportunities Program, for approval. Stipends extending beyond one year must be approved by Campus Human Resources, but first routed to the VC Office for endorsement. For VC Academic Affairs, email For VC Research, email Stacey McDermaid at

Required Documentation

Those authorized to approve administrative stipends must complete and maintain the Administrative Stipend Approval Form (available via Blink) in department files. Compensation specialists will randomly audit administrative stipends approved outside of the Human Resources Department for compliance with policies and collective bargaining agreements. The audit will include a review of the form and the changes entered into the PPS. Audit results will be periodically communicated to vice chancellors.

Division/Major Units/Schools Delegated Authority
Arts & Humanities Department Business Officer
Biological Sciences Department Business Officer
Colleges Colleges Business Officer
Extension Department Business Officer
Graduate Division Department Business Officer
Jacobs School of Engineering Department Business Officer
Office of the EVCAA Department Business Officer
Physical Sciences Department Business Officer
Preuss School Department Business Officer
Rady School of Management Assistant Dean
Research Affairs Assistant VC - Research
San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) Department Business Officer
School of Global Policy & Strategy (GPS) Assistant Dean
Social Sciences Department Business Officer
The Library Department Business Officer