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.

University of California Changes Retirement Benefits for Future Employees

The University of California will be changing the way they handle retirement income for people hired after July 1, 2016.

The changes will not affect current employees. Two webinars are planned to discuss the task force retirement benefits recommendations and field questions from interested faculty and staff. All members of the UC community are invited to attend.

  • February 10 / 1:00 p.m.

To register, or to find out more, read on here.

Now Available - 2016 Benefits Orientation Schedule

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Benefits Orientation Schedule. All classes occur on the 1st Thursday of each month and will be held in the Human Resources Training Room located in University Village. For more information, please click here.

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.

Preparing for Retirement Video

The Retirement Administration Service Center (RASC) has produced a 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

UCR Celebrates 2nd Anniversary – “Clearing the Air"
Tobacco-free UCR since January 2, 2014

Smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco products, e-cigarettes, and unregulated nicotine products are strictly prohibited. For more information and to learn about available resources, please 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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