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Human Resources


The University provides comprehensive benefits that support the health of you and your family, protect your income in case of life changes, and help you create financial security for your retirement. With the many options available you can find the benefits, support, and resources that meet your needs at every point of your career.

Benefit packages depend on the job classification, the nature of employment and the number of hours worked.

The UC Berkeley HR website covers many frequently asked questions, as does the UCOP At Your Service site. Additionally, you may contact Eric Ellerbee, CSS HR Partner, with specific questions about enrolling in and using your benefits.

Health Plans

As a UC employee or retiree, you have a choice of medical plans, dental plans and a vision plan for you and your family members.

Disability, Life and Accident Insurance

To help you prepare for the unexpected, UC offers insurance plans to provide a financial safety net for you and your family.

Retirement Benefits

UC offers comprehensive retirement benefits to help you build a financially secure future. These benefits, designed to reward faculty and staff who serve a full career with the University, include: the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP), which is a traditional pension plan, voluntary savings plans with pretax and after-tax contributions and investments you control, and retiree health benefits.

Leaves of Absence

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.

Other Benefits

Other Benefits available to your are: Legal Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Homeowner/Renter Auto Insurance, and more.