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June 27, 2014
UC Human Resources is seeking feedback about your university-sponsored medical plan. HR is launching its annual medical plan satisfaction survey on Monday, June 30. But unlike in previous years when a small sample of employees and retirees was surveyed, this year all faculty, staff and retirees...
June 26, 2014
UC Merced Whistleblower Poster 2014 The University of California is committed to maintaining the highest standards of conduct in the fulfillment of its education, research, public service and patient care mission. The University’s Whistleblower Policy provides multiple avenues for employees...
June 11, 2014
Contribution rates to the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) for both the university and faculty and staff in the 1976 Tier—those in a UCRP-eligible position prior to July 1, 2013—will go up next month. Starting July 1, the university will pay 14 percent of pay, up from 12 percent, and...
June 9, 2014
As you may have heard, effective July 1, 2014, UC Merced’s Benefits Office will partner with the Retirement Administration Service Center at the Office of the President to assist employees in transitioning into retirement. In an effort to make the transition as seamless as possible...
May 29, 2014
To simplify administration and respond to employee concerns, UC is changing the eligibility rules for retiree health benefits. In an email letter to faculty and staff, Dwaine Duckett, vice president of human resources, announced that policy-covered employees eligible for UCRP on June 30, 2013,...
May 13, 2014
As announced by Chancellor Leland in a previous update, UC Merced will implement a 3 percent salary increase program for policy-covered (non-represented) staff for the 2014-15 fiscal year. This raise, the third in the past four years for non-represented staff, underlines leadership’s...
May 2, 2014
Formal Review/Employee Comment Employee-initiated Reduction In Time (ERIT) Program The University is proposing to renew the Employee-initiated Reduction In Time (ERIT) Program, which is an optional tool that locations and organizational units may choose to implement as a cost savings resource....
May 2, 2014
Formal Review/Employee Comment Policy on Supplement to Military Pay Eligible employees under the Policy on Supplement to Military Pay are those who serve on active military duty in the Overseas Operations Contingency campaign. Under the policy, the University provides eligible employees with...
April 16, 2014
On April 23rd, UC Merced will be celebrating Denim Day: Wear Jeans for Justice. Jeans for Justice is a campaign that began in 1999 as a part of an international protest of an Italian High Court decision to overturn a rape conviction because the survivor was wearing jeans. This verdict has...
April 14, 2014
Effective April 1, 2014, California Casualty is changing their California home insurance rates. University of California (UC) employees may see an average of 16% savings on their homeowners insurance*. This rate reduction will also include Renter’s Insurance. Savings are available with these...

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