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Re: Employee-Initiated Reduction In Time (ERIT) Program Employee Review

In consultation with Systemwide Human Resources and UC Legal, proposed revisions to the Employee-Initiated Reduction In Time (ERIT) Program and ERIT Contract are now available for employee review.

Background The ERIT program is an optional tool that locations and organizational units may choose to implement as a flexible work resource. At locations that choose to offer ERIT, eligible career staff (except Senior Management Group members) can request the department head’s approval to voluntarily reduce their current appointment percentage and corresponding pay, within specific limits, for certain specified advantages, such as accrual of vacation and sick leave at the employees’ pre-ERIT rates.

The proposed revisions to this program are as follows:

  • Changed the 36-month lifetime ERIT contract maximum to 36 months per contract. Locations may choose to renew an ERIT contract if operational needs require, beginning a new 36-month maximum period.
  • Made clarifying edits/updates to terms and definitions in the Health and Welfare benefits, UC Retirement and Compliance language.
  • Consolidation of Program, Procedures and FAQs into one program document.

The proposed revisions to the ERIT program and ERIT contract with and without track changes can be found on UCNET. If you have questions or if you wish to comment on the proposed changes, please submit your questions or comments via email to by Tuesday, May 18, 2023.