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...

Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM)

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).

Many PPSM have supplemental procedures that are specific to the Berkeley campus. Each PPSM should be read in conjunction with the corresponding...

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...

Telecommuting Policy

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 workdays, and alternate work weeks.)

Departments are urged to carefully review both the advantages and the disadvantages before entering into a new telecommuting agreement, to explore the wide variety of arrangements...

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.

Background Check

All university employees may be subject to a background check as part of the terms of their employment. For more information, please read our Applicant Resources page on Background Checks.

Here's a quick overview of when a background check is required:

After we review an applicant’s qualifications for a staff job, and as a contingency of a final offer, we are required to do a background check on candidates for designated positions.

Appointment to or continued...

Personnel Policies & Procedures

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.

Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) applies to all staff employees systemwide whose positions are not otherwise governed by a collective bargaining agreement (i.e., labor contract). There are additional...

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...

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...