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Open Enrollment starts, new videos help explain UC benefits

Do you know the difference between an HMO and a PPO? Do the terms copay, coinsurance and deductible confuse you? Are you looking for ways to keep your medical costs in line?

If so, take a look at four new videos UC Human Resources is offering to help you make the most of your medical benefits.

Medical benefits are complex, and these new short videos will help you make the most of your medical benefits by explaining terms and concepts, showing you how to use your benefits wisely, and more.

HR is launching four videos during Open Enrollment: 

  • A comparison of UC's six medical plans
  • An explanation of medical terms and concepts
  • Some advice on how to make the most of your medical benefits
  • An explanation of disability benefits 

The medical plan comparison video is also available in Spanish.

Each video is six to eight minutes long and can be viewed online and on mobile devices. You can view the videos at

Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 3:40 PM
Tags: benefits (1), Open Enrollment (1), personnel (6)

Employee comment sought on UC policy for corrective action

The University of California has revised PPSM 62 Corrective Action for employees in the Professional & Support Staff personnel group.

The revisions are intended to clarify and define the corrective action process the University may use when an employee fails to meet acceptable conduct or work performance standards. New definitions and the concept of progressive discipline have also been added to the policy.    

The proposed policy is posted at

Employees covered by this policy who wish to provide comments may submit them to Robin Sanchez at by Friday, May 2, 2014. 

Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 5:21 PM
Tags: Corrective Action (1), personnel (6), policy (1)

Employees get discounts on UC Online Education classes

Have you always wanted to learn about Latin American history? Does your high school senior want to get some calculus or computer science credits before heading off to a UC in the fall? Or maybe you want to hone your writing skills.

Consider a UC Online class. Nine classes will open for registration on March 3, and you and your family members get a 33 percent discount on tuition.

UC Online Education (UCOE -, in partnership with systemwide Human Resources – Employee Relations, is offering the discount on UCOE courses for the term beginning April 2014. Faculty, staff and their spouses or domestic partners and tax dependents are eligible for the discount, provided they are not current UC students.

Registration opens March 3 for the following courses:

  • Terrorism & War (Science and Society 7V)
  • Global Climate Change: Convergence of Biological, Geophysical, & Social Sciences (Science and Society 25V)
  • Introduction to Writing and Rhetoric (Writing 39A)
  • Diversity, Disagreement & Democracy: Can't We All Just Get Along? (Political Science 115D)
  • Introduction to Computer Science for Science, mathematics, and Engineering I (Computer Science 10V)
  • Introduction to Latin America (History 75V)
  • Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (Math 19A)
  • Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (Math 19B)
  • Introduction to Fresh Water: Processes and Policy (Environmental Science 65)

Students in UC Online Education classes will not just be watching videos, but instead will be taking advantage of a robust online community, including active discussions where students interact with each other and with instructors on a regular basis. UC instructors teach the classes and students get UC credit.

The UCOE employee discount is a pilot program and is in addition to, and not a substitute for, the current employee-only tuition discount program for staff admitted to the university provided for in regents' policy 7502.

Participation by represented employees is subject to collective bargaining. Please check with your representative to ensure your eligibility prior to beginning the registration process.

Registration closes March 30, but spaces in some classes are limited so don't wait until the deadline to register.

Classes begin March 31.


Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Reduced OASDI rate in Feb. 1 payroll

On Dec. 23, 2011, President Obama signed into law the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011. Included in the Act was a provision that temporarily reduced the OASDI (Social Security's Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) withholding rate from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent for the first two months of 2012.

This change was effective with paychecks (and direct deposit) issued on or after Jan. 1, 2012. Because the law was enacted so close to the end of the calendar year, the IRS allowed employers until Jan. 31, 2012, to implement this withholding change.

For monthly paid UC employees, the change could not be implemented in time for the Jan. 1, 2012, pay due to the late issuance of the IRS instructions implementing the new tax rates. UC employees paid on Feb. 1, 2012, received a 2 percent refund in their Social Security tax because the Jan. 1 paycheck (or direct deposit) they received was subject to withholding at the old rate (6.2 percent). As a result, the net Social Security withholding for the Feb. 1 pay is 2.2 percent.

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 7:13 PM
Tags: personnel (6)

ANR not participating in voluntary separation program

The UC Davis campus has announced it is offering its Voluntary Separation Program (VSP) again as an opportunity for employees to self-identify their willingness to voluntarily resign their UC Davis employment.

ANR has made the decision to NOT offer the VSP to ANR employees located either on or off campus.

If you have any questions, you may contact Human Resources Coordinator Robert Martinez at (530) 752-3467 or Staff Personnel Executive Director Linda Manton at (530) 752-0495.

Posted on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 11:15 AM
Tags: budget (1), personnel (6), VSP (1)

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