Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) are systemwide policies and procedures issued by the Office of the President. PPSM apply to all staff employees whose positions are not otherwise governed by a collective bargaining agreement (e.g., labor contract).
There are many policies that govern the way we work and our relationship with the University; some are systemwide, and are implemented on all the UC campuses throughout the state. Others are specific to UC Berkeley.
From time to time, changes are made to PPSM at a systemwide or local level. When these changes are proposed or enacted, we will notify you of them here.
- A telecommuting agreement should be voluntary. No employee should be required to telecommute.
- The arrangement must be in the best interests of the university. It should benefit--or at least not cause significant problems--for the department as well as the employee. In evaluating benefits to the department, these are some factors to consider:
- Does the nature of the work lend itself to telecommuting?
UC Berkeley is implementing the Phased Retirement Program from April 1, 2012 through December 31, 2014 to enable eligible career staff to voluntarily reduce their working time and corresponding pay. The intent of the program is to facilitate transition into retirement for eligible employees who are 55 or older. The campus is offering the program to pave the way for longer term planning for employees, their families and their departments. Departments will be able to better evaluate their needs and plan for transferring an employee’s responsibilities before retirement. The program also creates the potential for cost savings while offering employees a cash incentive.
Telecommuting Policy for Staff Employees
Telecommuting is one of many flexible work arrangements that campus departments may establish for their staff in order to enable them to achieve a more successful balance between work responsibilities and family life. (Other examples include flexible schedules, part-time and partial-year appointments, job sharing, alternate work days, and alternate work weeks.)
Dual Appointments - UC Berkeley Local Procedures
Dual appointments are rare; they are only permitted on an exception basis, provided that all the required criteria are met, including approvals coordinated through Central HR Policy and Practice.
Dual appointments (on the Berkeley campus) occur when a staff employee who holds a staff position and: