Third-party contracted workers must be provided wages and benefits of equivalent value to those provided to SX and EX bargaining unit employees performing the same or similar work at the UC location where the work is being performed. This is an hourly composite rate of labor and benefits.
UC Office of the President provides the wage and benefits parity rates for all SX and EX job titles annually. The relevant wage and benefit parity rate are determined during the contracting out approval process. During the procurement process, the supplier is required to sign a "Wage & Benefits Parity Appendix" which contains the minimum hourly rate they must pay their employee while performing work at UC.