The University offers a wide array of benefits for staff and academic employees. The UC Berkeley HR website covers many frequently asked questions, as does the UCOP At Your Service site. Additionally, you may contact Robbie Jackson, the Haas School's benefits counselor, with specific questions about enrolling in and using your benefits.
UC Berkeley Benefits — Information for career and academic staff on how to enroll in benefits at UC Berkeley.
University of California Benefits — UC system-wide information on human resources and benefits for UC employees.
University Health Services — The University Health Services' Tang Center offers many health-related services for faculty and staff.
Ergonomics — Provides information on how to prevent injuries resulting from ergonomic hazards, including information on back basics and healthy computing.
Disability Services — Information on disability services available on campus. Includes resources, guidelines for nondiscrimination, and short-term disability plan.
CARE Services — Provides free, confidential counseling, consultation, and referral for Berkeley faculty and staff.
There may be times during your career at UC when you need to take a leave of absence. There are a number of types of approved leaves of absence: Family and Medical Leave, Furlough, Leave without Pay, Military Leave, Paid Leave, and Sabbatical.
The University offers a retirement plan that is designed to help employees ensure that their "Golden Years" live up to the name, by providing a solid financial foundation and lots of flexibility so employees can make their own decisions about their investments. In addition to a generous defined benefit pension plan which provides retirement income based on age, years of service, and salary level at time of retirement the University also offers employees an impressive array of additional first-rate investment products designed to help employees achieve their goals for future financial security. These include:
- Defined Contribution Plan (both pre-tax and after-tax accounts)
- Tax-Deferred 403(b) Plan
More details are available on the UC Berkeley retirement and savings page.
Cal has many resources for families and parents, including Child Care Facilities, Educational Programs, Youth Sport Camps, and Elder Care.
Staff will find information in Berkeley's Guide to Work and Family. Additional information about child care services, youth programs, and staff leave policies can be found on each program's website:
Cal Recreational Sports - Youth Programs
Family Resources for Faculty
Faculty-specific resources and policies are available on the Haas Academic Affairs and Instruction website. Once you sign in, click "Info for Ladder-rank Faculty" and under Important Policies and Handbooks, click " Family-friendly website".