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Retirement Gift Program


The University of California, Riverside wishes to extend their appreciation to employees who have served the campus with pride and dedication. UCR celebrates their achievements and congratulates them in their new endeavors. In recognition of their valuable contributions to the University, retirees are offered the following retirement gift program.

Effective January 1, 2018, gift cards are excluded from the definition of tangible personal property, therefore the value of gift cards provided by the University to an employee for an employee achievement may be considered taxable wage income. For example, if an employee receives cash or cash equivalent awards (e.g., gift card, one month of parking, transit parking, etc.) for length of service then the value of the awards may be treated as wage income subject to federal income tax withholding and FICA.

For more information, view the UC Office of the President Memo.

The Staff Retirement Gift Program is available to all staff employees who retire with 5 or more years of University Retirement Service Credit. For a listing of retirement gifts, please visit the UCR Award Selection web page.

Eligibility/Gift Selection for Retirement Gift Program

The Staff Retirement Gift Program is availableto all staff employees who retire with 5 or more years of University Retirement Service Credit. For a listing of retirement gifts, please visit the UCR Award Selection web page.