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Employee-initiated Reduction In Time (ERIT)

Program Overview

Time Period: July 1, 2017

Purpose of ERIT

The Employee-Initiated Reduction In Time (ERIT) Program is an optional tool that locations and organizational units may choose to implement as a cost savings resource. The 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.


  • 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. As of July 2017, the following bargaining units have agreed to allow their members to participate in the ERIT Program: Teamsters (CX); UAPD (DX); UPTE (RX, TX, HX); and AFSCME (EX, SX).
  • Reduction in time:
    • Appointment percentage reduction must be in increments of 5% of full-time.
    • Minimum reduction in time (appointment percentage): 5% of full-time.
    • Maximum reduction in time (appointment percentage): 50% of full-time.
    • An employee’s work schedule may not be reduced below 50% time in any given month of participation.
  • For employees who are paid bi-weekly, an ERIT contract must start and end on a quadriweekly cycle.
  • Time reductions are made in monthly increments or on a quadriweekly cycle for employees paid on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Minimum length of participation in the program: One month.
  • Maximum length of participation in the program: 36 months.
  • Participation is subject to approval by an employee’s department head.
  • Work schedules are subject to approval by an employee’s supervisor.

For further information regarding effect on benefits and other considerations visit UCNet link.