Stipend FAQs Who can receive a stipend? Per UC Policy PPSM 30 – Salary; stipends may be granted by the appropriate Vice Chancellor or department head. (Review the procedure for full details). How long can a stipend last? A stipend is temporary in nature and may not exceed 12 months in duration. What is the maximum stipend percentage that may be granted? Per UC Policy, up to 15% of the employee’s annual salary. Can an employee receive multiple stipends? Yes, however, the total of all stipends can not exceed 15%. Who approves the stipend requests? The Organization Head or designee may approve stipends for employees in temporary assignments for an amount not to exceed 15 percent of base salary and for a period of time not to exceed 12 months. Individual requests for exception to stipend amounts that exceed 15 percent of base salary and for a period of time that exceeds 12 months (including extensions) must be submitted for consideration for review and approved by CHR. Stipend amounts are fixed monthly or bi-weekly amounts that generally remain constant during the temporary term of the stipend. Stipends may be paid from the same or different account or fund from which the employee is normally paid.