University of California, Riverside

Human Resources

New Faculty & Staff

New Faculty & Staff

As a new or newly eligible employee, you have a 31-day period of initial eligibility (PIE) to enroll yourself and eligible family member(s).

Learn More About Your Benefits

Before you enroll, take these steps to help you understand the UC benefits that are available to ensure that you make well-informed decisions for you and your family.

How to Attend New Employee Benefits Orientation

New employees have two options for participating in a New Employees Benefits Orientation. You can either attend a half-day classroom session or participate in an online webinar. Please review the following information to make a decision about what format is best for you.

If you are unable to attend either of the New Employee Benefits Orientations before the end of your Period of Initial Eligibility (PIE), please review this New Employee Benefits Orientation presentation for important information on enrolling in your benefits.

New Employee Benefits Orientation Webinars

Human Resources now offers new faculty and staff the option of participating in New Employee Benefits Orientations via live webinar. The live webinars are sponsored by UC Path and are designed to offer employees the flexibility to learn about UC health and welfare benefits and retirement plans on a mobile device or at their desk.

Employees who are eligible for benefits and have not attended a benefits orientation in the past have the option to register and participate in a live webinar. 
Webinar Schedule
When: Weekly/Fridays
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
How: Register online at

New Employee Benefits Orientation - Classroom Session

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.

How to Sign Up
  • Sign-up online at
  • Enter your UCR NetID and password
  • Type in “benefits” in the search field and click Go
  • Click on the title of the class you wish to attend and select Register
  • Review the activity details and select Submit
  • Click the Learner icon at the top of the page to return to home page and repeat process for additional classes

How to Enroll

Online Enrollment

Online Enrollment
  • Go to At Your Service
  • Click on the “Sign in to My Accounts” button and select “New to UC and have a temporary password?” to set up your account
  • Your temporary username is your social security number
  • Your temporary password is your birth date in the format mmddyyyy
  • Note: your temporary password expires at the end of your PIE
  • Click the “Sign In” button 
  • Click on “Enroll in Benefits” (located under the Health and Welfare heading) and follow the instructions

If you have trouble signing in with the above instructions, contact your Department Benefits Representative.

More Information

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Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Department Information

Human Resources
1201 University Ave., Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92507

Tel: (951) 827-5588
Fax: (951) 827-2672