Presidio10K Race and Reception
The Presidio 10 Race and Reception was Sunday, April 13
Splash Swim 3-20-13
Human Resources staff at the Splash Fun Wellness lunchtime activity
Meaningful Mile Walk
Sunny Kaido and Patrick Sudlow, Wellness Committee members, lead the Meaningful Mile
Human Resources - Room 339, Lone Mountain Main
Human Resources - Room 339, Lone Mountain Main
Presidio 10 2014
USF Faculty and Staff at 2014's Presidio 10 Race

Office of Professional Employee Pay Policy

The University of San Francisco's compensation goals are to recruit and retain qualified and diverse office and clerical staff and to reward them for achieving desired levels of performance. It's pay practices are designed to be externally competitive, internally equitable and fiscally responsible.

For office staff, the competitive market is comparable to Bay Area colleges and universities. This include:

  • Golden Gate University
  • Saint Mary's College 
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Francisco City College
  • Santa Clara University
  • University of California
  • University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry 

Hire-In Rate

Newly hired employees will be placed in the hiring range for the corresponding classification but at no less than the minimum hire-in rate for the classification. For salary ranges please click on a classification description.

Probationary Increase

Upon successful completion of the probationary period (four months from date of hire but may be extended per contract), employees will receive a five percent (5%) wage increase. The 5% salary increase must take the new salary to at least the "Minimum After Probationary Rate" for the classification. For salary ranges please click on classification description below.

Annual Salary Increase and/or Merit Increase:

Please see Collective Bargaining Agreement for across the board and/or merit increase information. 

Mid-Year Check In

In preparation for the annual merit increase process, supervisors must meet with their OPE staff by October 15th for a mid-year performance evaluation check-in meeting. The OPE performance period is March-March of each year. Appraisal guidelines and forms are available at USF HR Forms.

OPE staff are eligible for an annual merit* at the beginning of each fiscal year (June). Based on an annual review of performance conducted in March, available funds, and subject to the approval of the division Vice President, the supervisor will make a recommendation for a merit increase. Merit increases are based on the individual's performance as measured by achievement of goals and objectives. Please see Collective Bargaining Agreement, Article 26, Section 5 for more additional information. 

*Staff who have been employed for 1+ years are eligible for a merit increase.


Please see Collective Bargaining Agreement, Article 26, Section 4 and 6.

Working Out of Classification

Please see the  Collective Bargaining Agreement , Article 27. 

New Positions

Human Resources should review all new positions before posting for recruitment. Upon evaluation, a classification will be assigned.

OPE Classification DescriptionsEffective October 1, 2011

Office Assistant I

Office Assistant II

Office Assistant III

Office Assistant IV

Office Assistant V

Office Assistant VI

Office Assistant VII

Office Assistant VIII

Program Assistant I

Program Assistant II

Program Assistant III

Program Assistant IV

Program Assistant V

Library Assistant I

Library Assistant II

Library Assistant III

Library Assistant IV

Library Assistant V

Accountant Assistant I

Accountant Assistant II

Accountant Assistant III

Accountant Assistant IV

Accountant Assistant V

Computer Operator

Senior Computer Operator