Policies & Procedures

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.

Reduced Fee Enrollment Program

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A regular status employee who meets the admission requirements of the University is eligible for two-thirds reduction of both the University Registration Fee and the Educational Fee when enrolled in regular session courses of up to nine units or three courses per quarter or semester, whichever provides the greater benefit to the employee. Full fees will be assessed when an eligible employee's...

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...

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...

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...