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April 2, 2024

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April 2, 2024: This announcement has been updated with information about the resolution of account activation issues.

April 1, 2024

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Over the past few years, UC has made notable strides in supporting work-life balance, including the introduction of the Pay for Family Care and Bonding program in 2021 and protected leave following reproductive loss in 2024. A new proposal, entering systemwide review on April 1, 2024, would continue that progress by significantly expanding access to paid sick leave.

March 27, 2024

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If you are planning on retiring on 7/1/24, please run two different retirement estimates to see which is more financially advantageous for your particular situation:
  1. One with a 6/27/24 separation date and a 7/1/24 retirement date 
  2. One with a 6/29/24 separation date and a 6/30/24 retirement date 

If you have questions, please contact the Benefits Director, Sharon Johnson at sdjohnson@berkeley.edu or 510-388-9549.

March 11, 2024

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As part of UC’s commitment to the well-being and security of our community, a University-paid Identity Theft Protection Program through Experian will be provided for all benefit-eligible faculty, staff, and retirees beginning April 1, 2024.

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As part of the university’s ongoing commitment to the well-being and security of its valued faculty and staff, UC will provide fully paid comprehensive identity theft protection for employees and their dependent children under age 18 through Experian.

February 13, 2024

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If you have a current home or auto insurance policy through UC with Farmers GroupSelect and want to ensure new coverage upon expiration of that policy, you must contact Farmers now at: 855-246-0285.

January 2, 2024

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The UC Retirement Administration Service Center (RASC) takes another big step in the implementation of their new operating model with the January 2024 launch of Retirement Counseling and Advisory Services.  

December 19, 2023

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UC is committed to supporting faculty and staff — and that includes enhancing benefits, programs and policies designed to help employees balance their work and personal lives. Beginning Jan. 1, 2024, UC’s leave options will expand to provide eligible employees with up to five days of protected leave following a reproductive loss. This change aligns with California legislation that will be effective Jan. 1, 2024.

November 17, 2023

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UC Systemwide Human Resources recently learned of a change in provider authorization processes next year for UC Medicare Choice members who see UCSF Health providers. Because provider choice is a critical part of choosing a medical plan, the Open Enrollment deadline for retirees has been extended until Monday, Nov. 27, 2023, at 5 p.m. to allow you more time to understand your options.

November 16, 2023

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At their meeting on Nov. 16, 2023, the UC Board of Regents approved a proposal by President Michael V. Drake, M.D., designed to improve the long-term financial health of the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP).

November 2, 2023

October 27, 2023

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Open Enrollment, your opportunity to enroll in the right benefits for you, started on Oct. 26, 2023, and extends through November 17, 2023, at 5 p.m.

October 20, 2023

October 16, 2023

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Medical costs are rising: Choose the benefits that are right for you Oct. 26 – Nov. 17, 2023

September 29, 2023

If you’re planning to retire on January 3, congratulations! The UCRAYS retirement process and the “no lapse in pay” option can make the process easier than ever — as long as you stay on track and meet the important deadlines below.

September 19, 2023

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Many people tend to look at total compensation only when considering a job offer, but it is also important to review your full compensation package throughout your career as you experience changes in your life and make decisions about your benefits.

September 11, 2023

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The current Professional Librarians agreement between the University of California (UC), and the American Federation of Teachers provides for successor contract negotiations in 2023.  Systemwide bargaining may begin following completion of the public notice meetings scheduled below.

August 14, 2023

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The University of California has enhanced the UC Retirement Savings Program with a new Roth contribution option for the UC 403(b) and UC 457(b) Plans, giving you more flexibility to save and plan for your future through regular pretax contributions, new Roth contributions, or both. Within the first two weeks, hundreds of UC faculty and staff have taken advantage of the new feature and made Roth elections. 

June 22, 2023

June 13, 2023

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No matter how much we plan as we build and care for our families, challenges can arrive when we least expect them. That’s why UC has expanded benefits and programs designed to anticipate and meet the needs of families.

Learn more about a few benefits and programs you may not know about, added by UC in the last few years.