University of California, Riverside

Human Resources

A-Z Policy & Contract Finder

This policy, procedure and bargaining unit contract search tool is designed to assist departments in answering the most common questions related to human resources. Please check the "Additional Policies" tab if the subject you’re looking for is not found in the A – Z Policy & Contract Finder. Contact HR Policy or Employee & Labor Relations for additional guidance.

Welcome to the UCR Human Resources Policy & Contract Finder!

This tool is designed to help you quickly answer your human resources policy, procedure and bargaining unit contract questions, just follow these steps:

  1. Select your representation (e.g., 99 if non-represented, CX if represented by Teamsters Local 2010, etc.)
    1. All bargaining unit selections will take you to an article listing of the specific contract.
  2. If you’ve selected 99, then just find your subject using the A – Z tool
  3. If you are not able to find your subject, try the Additional Policies tab


Search Policies and Contacts by A-Z

Approved Staff BYA Title Codes

Listing of staff title codes which should have the By Agreement (BYA) Description of Services (DOS) code assigned to them in PPS.

Catastrophic Leave Sharing Policy

Allows employees to transfer accrued vacation leave to another employee when a catastrophic illness or injury befalls that employee or the employee’s family member and the employee has exhausted all paid leave accruals. Certain conditions apply.

Conflicts of Interest in Consulting and in Contracting for Goods and Services

Senate Bill (SB) 1467 amends Public Contract Code and significantly restricts current contracting practices. SB 1467 imposes restrictions on the University's ability to establish contracts with current and former UC employees.

  • New Restrictions for Contracting with Independent Contractors/Consultants

DMV Pull Notice System Policy

Legal requirements and campus procedures for the California Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1988 relating to employees who drive certain types of vehicles for University business.

DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy

Department of Transportation (DOT) regulates specified alcohol and drug testing as a condition of employment for employees and applicants in designated safety-sensitive positions.

Disaster Medical Assistance Teams

The University is responsible to provide military leave when an employee is deployed to a disaster site as a member of a DMAT or when such service or training is called for by the federal government.

Diversity Statement

Expresses the importance of diversity and equal opportunity to the academic mission of the University of California.

E-Verify Local Procedure

Procedure for conducting online verification of identity & employment eligibility for those employees assigned to work on a federal contract/subcontract, which contains the E-Verify clause.

Electronic Communications

Fingerprinting & Criminal History Record Check – Campus Procedure

Applicable to Individuals with Unescorted Access to Radioactive Material in Quantities of Concern.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) and the State of California have entered into an agreement pursuant to section 274b of the Atomic Energy Act, which identifies additional security requirements applicable to those individuals with unescorted access to radioactive material in quantities of concern. This campus procedure is designed to ensure the additional requirements, specifically the requirements for fingerprinting and criminal history record checks, are compliant with the agreement between the USNRC and the State of California.

Lactation Accommodation

Guidelines for providing break time and an appropriate space for breast-feeding mothers who wish to express milk during work hours.

Limited Appointments

Establishes a new appointment type, expands definition of career appointment, and allows for some probationary period credit, in certain circumstances, for employees in limited appointments that are converting to career status.

There are no additional policies this category.  

Reemployment of UC Retired Employees into Staff Positions

Sexual Harassment

Smoke-Free Environment

Substance Abuse

Supplement to Military Pay

Employees who have enlisted or have been called to active military duty in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, may be eligible for supplements to their military salaries.

Telecommuting Procedure

Procedures and guidelines for work arrangements in which some or all of the work assigned to an employee is performed at a non-University worksite such as the home or in office space near home.

Use of Volunteers

Violence Prevention – Zero Tolerance

Whistleblower Protection

Workers' Compensation

Search Policies and Contacts by A-Z

Absence from Work
Administrative Leave (Leave with Pay)
Advancement (Promotion)
Administrative Stipend
Alternate Work Arrangements
Appointment (Initial Employment)
Appointments (Contract Positions)
Appointments (Partial-Year Positions)
Arbitration (Complaint Resolution)
Background Checks
Bereavement (Funeral) Leave
Blood Donations
Breaks (Rest Periods)
Call-Back Pay
Campus Closure (Curtailment)
Catastrophic Leave
Changing and/or Clean-Up Time
Compensation (Salary, Wages, Pay)
Compensatory Time Off
Complaint Resolution  (Grievance, Arbitration)
Conflict of Interest
Corrective Action (Discipline)
Curtailment (Campus Closure)
Death Payments
Disability (Medical) Leave
Discharge (Dismissal, Termination) Career Employees - PSS
Discharge (Dismissal, Termination) - Career Employees - MSP Grades I - VII
Discharge (Dismissal, Termination) - Career Employees - MSP Grades VIII - IX
Discipline (Corrective Action)
Educational Leave (Professional Development)
Equipment and Tools
Equity Pay
Extended Sick Leave (Work-Incurred Injury & Illness)
Family & Medical Leave
Flexible Work Arrangements
Funeral (Bereavement) Leave
Furlough (Partial-Year Employees)
Grievances (Complaint Resolution)
Grievances (Non-Senate Non-Represented Appointees)
Hours of Work
I-9 Employment Eligibility
Indefinite Layoff
Investigatory Leave (Interim suspension)
Job Interviews
Job Posting
Jury Duty Leave
Layoff and Reduction in Time
Leave of Absence
Letter of Warning (Written Warning)
Limited Appointment
Management Rights
Meal Periods
Medical (Disability) Leave
Medical Separation
Merit Increase
Military-related Leaves
Moving Expense & Relocation Allowance for Staff Employees
Multiple Appointments
Near Relatives
On-Call Pay
Order of Layoff (Seniority)
Out of Class Assignment
Parental Leave (Baby Bonding)
Partial-Year Career Positions
Pay (Wages, Salary, Compensation)
Performance Management
Personal Leave
Personnel Files
Positions (Types of Appointment)
Preferential Rehire from Layoff
Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL)
Probationary Period
Professional Development
Promotion (Advancement)
Protective Clothing
Reasonable Accommodation (Rehabilitation)
Recall from Layoff
Reduced Fee Enrollment
Reduction in Time (Temporary & Indefinite)
 Reemployment of UC Retired Employees into Staff Positions
Release During Probationary Period or From Limited or Casual Restricted Appointments
Release Time for Development
Religious (Special) Holidays
Rest Periods (Breaks)
Salary (Wages, Pay, Compensation)
Salary Decrease (Reduction in pay)
Seniority (Order of Layoff)
Sexual Harassment
Shift Differential
Sick Leave
Staff Recognition Awards
Student Assistants (Salary Increases)
Substance Abuse in the Workplace
Supplemental Sick Leave (for WC)
Suspension Without Pay
Telecommuting Procedure for Staff Members
Temporary Assignments
Temporary Layoff
Termination of Career PSS Employees
Termination of Career MSP Employees I - VII
Termination of Career MSP Employees VIII & IX
Tools and Equipment
Travel Time
Trial Employment
Types of Appointment (Positions)
University Functions
Veteran's Leave
Voting Leave
Wages (Salary, Compensation, Pay)
Weekend Differential
Witness Leave (Administrative Leave)
Work Rules
Work Schedule
Work Week
Work-Incurred Illness and Injury (Workers' Compensation)
Working on a Holiday
Written Warning (Letter of Warning)

Teamsters Local 2010 Clerical Unit Contract (CX)

Please click here to access the articles of the CX Bargaining Unit Contract.

AFSCME Patient Care Technical Unit Contract (EX)

Please click here to access the articles of the EX Bargaining Unit Contract.

UPTE Health Care Professional Unit Contract (HX)

Please click here to access the articles of the HX Bargaining Unit Contract.

AFL-CIO Skilled Crafts Unit (Local 501) Contract(K5)

Please click here to access the articles of the K5 Bargaining Unit Contract.

CNA California Nurses Association Unit Contract (NX)

Please click here to access the articles of the NX Bargaining Unit Contract.

UPTE Research Support Professional Unit Contract (RX)

Please click here to access the articles of the RX Bargaining Unit Contract.

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