GSR FAQ

FAQ

I would like to reappoint a GSR. What forms and documents do I need for submission?

  • Completed reappointment form. This form will be sent to you by our office.
  • Pre-hire questionnaire.
  • Any supporting documents necessary for the specific student. IE. If you have appointed the individual at an eligible percent effort for fee payment and elected not to cover fees. You will need to provide proof of funding support.

I would like to give a GSR a step increase, what do I need to complete?

  • You will need to submit a fund adjustment. Please note however that as per School of Medicine policy, merits for academic appointments can only be effective on July 1st. If you wish to proceed you will need to retro the increase back to July 1st.

I need to change the funding source, what do I need to do?

  • Submit a fund adjustment to our office with the new funding source listed and the effective date.

Can I appoint a GSR at any step?

  • If the individual has had a GSR appointment in the past, he/she can not be appointed below the step they have been appointed at in the past.

One of my GSR’s advanced to candidacy, is the step increase automatic?

  • No, please submit a fund adjustment and include the email the student received from the registrar’s office.

One of my GSR’s received their Masters degree, is the step increase automatic?

  • No, please submit a fund adjustment and include the email the student received from the registrar’s office.

Can I appoint a GSR over 50%?

  • An exception request must be filed by his/her home department requesting that they allow the individual to work over the allowed 50%.

What should I consider when choosing the appropriate rate/salary for a GSR?

(more information: www.gdnet.ucla.edu/gss/appm/aaprate.pdf):

  1. GSRs who hold a Master’s Degree cannot be appointed below a step 3.
  2. GSRs who have advanced to candidacy may not be appointed below a step 5.
  3. Academic programs may have a minimum salary requirement for their GSRs.