University of California, Riverside

Human Resources


Benefits: Facilitate Planning for the Future

The Benefits of Belonging

UC Riverside offers a comprehensive and competitive array of benefit choices. Employment benefits are an important part of your compensation package. Below is an overview of the benefits the University provides, depending on your type of appointment.

Bargaining Update:  UC, AFT Extends Contract to December 10

The University of California and the American Federation of Teachers have agreed to extend their existing contract for UC lecturers through December 10, 2015. The existing contract was originally set to expire this past June, and was previously extended to October 31, 2015. The new December 10 contract extension will ensure lecturers can enroll in 2016 benefits during Open Enrollment, which runs through November 24. UC and the AFT will continue to negotiate over the key issues, which include compensation, post-employment benefits and appointments, with the goal of reaching agreement by December 10.

Balancing Work and Family Life Workshop Series
September 24 - December 2, 2015

Balancing Work and Family Life is a four-part brown bag series designed to support families by providing information for various stages of family life including pregnancy disability benefits, nutrition and health, time and stress management, and preparing your child for college. Learn more

Planning for the Future Workshop Series
September 30 - December 1, 2015

Planning for the Future is a four-part series developed to provide useful information on how to plan for a successful and satisfying retirement. Topics covered will include the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP), the development of a Living Will, Standard Will and a Living Trust, the UC Retirement Savings Plan, and the overall fundamentals of retirement income planning for early career employees. Learn more       

New - Preparing for Retirement Video

The Retirement Administration Service Center (RASC) has produced a new video to help you to better understand your retirement benefits. The video includes an overview of UC retirement benefits, examples of retirement benefits calculations, and information about what you need to do to retire from UC. Learn more

2014 American Heart Association Platinum-Level Friendly Worksite Award

This award recognizes employers who champion the health of their employees and work to create a culture of health in the workplace. This recognition demonstrates UCR’s efforts and leadership in making wellness a priority. Learn more

Smoke and Tobacco Free

UC Riverside is committed to a healthy campus culture and environment. Effective January 2, 2014, the University of California, Riverside is Smoke and Tobacco-Free. Smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco products, e-cigarettes, and unregulated nicotine products are strictly prohibited on all University controlled properties owned or leased, regardless of location. This policy is intended to provide a healthier, safe and productive work and learning environment for the entire campus community. For more information, visit

Planning for Your Future

The following resources are being provided to help you determine whether you are ready to retire.

How do you know if you are ready to retire

Regardless of what stage you are in for planning your retirement, whether it's in the next few months or even the next year or so, the first step of the process should be to view the Preparing for Retirement video. This presentation provides an excellent overview of your UC retirement benefits, examples of retirement benefits calculations, information about what you need to do to retire from UC, and other scenarios you may not have considered.

You are ready to retire, what are the next steps

If you have determined that you are ready to retire, the What to do if You're Preparing for Retirement website will walk you through the step-by step process to help you complete the application process and the election of your benefits.

The UC Retirement Plan is your resource to learn about the overall Retirement Plan, including: Retirement Savings Program, Retiree Health & Welfare Benefits (Retiree Health & Welfare Benefits Fact Sheet), and how to enroll and participate in the plan. You will also be able to find valuable links to additional resources including the UC Focus on Your Future.

Additional Retirement Resources

  • Retirement Services provided on Campus
  • Healthcare Facilitation for retirees
  • UCRP payroll deduction questions
  • Counseling on rehired retiree election forms
  • Counseling for survivors of deceased employees
  • Retirement Services Provided by RASC
  • Disability retirement counseling and election
  • Eligibility for retiree health insurance
  • Frequently asked questions
    • Vesting, Service credit, and buyback
    • Highest Average Plan Compensation (HAPC)
    • July 2013 Changes
    • Capital accumulation provision (CAP) inquiries
    • Reciprocity with CalPERS and CalSTRS
  • Personal retirement profiles and elections
  • Qualified domestic relations orders due to divorce
  • Refunds of UCRP contributions
  • Retirement Estimates
  • Retirement Services Transition FA

For more information or questions, please email the Benefits Office at

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