Compensation & Classification

Staff Human Resources propels the University mission of education, research and public service by engaging and developing people and empowering our campus partners to build organizational strength.

UC Santa Cruz recognizes that our success is only possible through the hard work and dedication of our employees. The University considers it a priority to foster a rewarding environment that emphasizes excellence. Employee compensation plays an integral role in attracting and retaining a diverse workforce.

The Compensation Unit provides consulting services to the campus community in the following areas:

  • Compensation planning, development and administration
  • Classification and reclassification of positions
  • Implementation of wage changes
  • Salary administration and awards
  • Fair Labor Standards Act implementation and training
  • Collection and distribution of salary survey data

Staff Contact Information - Compensation Office

Area Code: 831
Location:Scotts Valley Center, 100 Enterprise Way

Shelby Young

Interim Compensation & Operations Manager


Karen Schloss

Principal Compensation & Classification Analyst


Benjamin Short

Senior Compensation & Classification Analyst


Kristin Mellon

HR Generalist



Victoria Iriberri

HR Generalist


Laura Buchanan

HR Generalist


Insuh Pak

Student Assistant