Policies & Procedures

Employee-Initiated Reduction in Time (ERIT) Program

The Employee-Initiated Reduction In Time (ERIT) Program provides an opportunity for employees to voluntarily reduce their current appointment percentage and corresponding pay so that the University can achieve temporary salary savings. Savings from the ERIT program are captured by the employee's home department.

Program Information Eligibility: All career staff employees (regular status and probationary), except Senior Management Group members. Participation for exclusively represented employees is dependent upon agreement by applicable union. Reduction in time...

PPSM Layoff Resource Information

The following material provides key information regarding Policy 60, Layoff and Reduction in Time from Professional and Support Career Positions July 1, 2003 covering non-represented employees. Please remember to read this entire policy as well as the Berkeley Campus Implementing Procedures Policy 60, which supplements Policy 60 when you are considering a layoff or reduction in time. Remember to contact your Department Human Resources Manager and...

Telecommuting Policy Statement

Telecommuting Policy for Staff

Definition: Telecommuting is a work arrangement in which some or all of the work is performed at an off-campus work site such as the home or in office space near home. (Field stations are not telecommuting locations because they are established permanent work sites for groups of employees within a department.) Communication may be by one of several means, such as phone or laptop. Equipment may be owned and maintained by the employee or by the university.

Authority: Department heads or their designees have the authority...

PPSM 70 Complaint Form


All employees covered by the Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) are eligible to file a formal staff compliant pursuant to PPSM 70, except employees in current and former per diem positions, Managers and Senior Professionals (MSP) appointed to salary grades VIII and IX, and employees who voluntarily separate or retire from the University. A former PSS employee separated by layoff who is eligible for recall or preference for reemployment as provided in PPSM 60 (Layoff and Reduction in...

PPSM: Compensatory Time Off Form

Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) describes how overtime will be compensated. Policy 32, Overtime (Non-Exempt Employees Only), Section C.4 states that overtime will be compensated either by pay or by Compensatory Time Off (CTO) if the department offers CTO.

For more information and to request CTO, please see the...

Dual Appointments - UC Berkeley Local Procedures

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:

Takes on additional time in the employee's home department, but in a different job than the employee's primary appointment; or Takes on an additional appointment in another department...

Carrie Ann Colton

Title: Employee & Labor Relations Director

Phone: 510-384-3927

Email: cacolton@berkeley.edu

Notice of Policy Changes (PPSM)

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.

Reports of Discrimination, Harassment, or Retaliation

University Policy

It is the policy of the University of California, Berkeley not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with the University of California on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services. Furthermore, University policy prohibits retaliation against any member of the University...