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Human Resources Benefits

UC Riverside offers a comprehensive and competitive array of benefit choices. Employment benefits are an important part of your compensation package.

Most UC employees are eligible for benefits, but your benefits package depends on the length of your appointment, how many hours you work, and your appointment type. Retirees are eligible based on their age and years of service credit at retirement. Learn more about benefits eligibility.

If you are represented by a union, your compensation and benefits are governed by your union’s contract.

Be sure to visit our Benefits pages to learn about the benefits the University provides, depending on your type of appointment.

Chancellor's Recognition Plan

The Chancellor’s Recognition of Staff & Faculty Service Program recognizes the dedication and service of staff, faculty and other eligible academic personnel (all non-student academic title series that accrue service credit are eligible). The program offers meaningful awards, which recognize the commitment and contributions made to our students, the mission of the university and the community.  For more information, please visit the Chancellor's Recognition of Staff & Faculty Service Program webpage.

Department Benefits Representatives

Access a variety of resources and information relevant to Department Benefits Representatives (DBRs), Management Services Officers, and Payroll and Benefits Assistants.  For more information, please visit the Department Benefits Representatives Resources webpage.

Health Care Facilitator

Your UC sponsored plans are an extremely valuable benefit and an important part of your compensation. The Health Care Facilitator Program was established to help you obtain full benefits and services available from your health, dental, and vision plans. For more information, please visit the Health Care Facilitator webpage.

Health and Welfare Plans

Every faculty and staff member plays an important role in UC’s mission of education, research and public service; UC’s high-quality, comprehensive benefits are among the rewards you receive in return. These benefits are an important part of your total compensation.

Our health and welfare benefits program provides both choice and value to meet the needs of our diverse workforce. For more information, please visit the Health and Welfare Plans webpage.

New Faculty
and 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). To learn about resources for new faculty and staff, please visit the New Faculty and Staff webpage.
UC Disability Benefits
Your disability benefits provide income to replace lost wages. Every disability is different and the University's benefits are designed to address individual situations and concerns. To learn about the various types of disability and resources, please visit the UC Disability Benefits webpage.
UC Retirement Benefits
Preparing for a successful retirement is one of the biggest financial responsibilities you will face. UC offers a comprehensive array of retirement benefits, savings programs and educational and counseling resources to help you plan for retirement. To learn more about the UC Retirement Benefits program, please visit the UC Retirement Benefits webpage.
Faculty Staff Assistance Program
The University of California, Riverside has collaborated with ComPsych® as the  Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) provider. The FSAP provider, through its GuidanceResources®, offers additional resources for faculty, staff and their household family members including confidential support, and resources and information for personal and work-life issues. ComPsych services are provided at no charge. For more information, please visit the UCR Faculty Staff Assistance Program webpage.
Bright Horizons Care Advantage

To help you balance work and family responsibilities, UC offers Bright Horizons Care Advantage, a comprehensive web-based resource.

Faculty and staff serve the UC community every day – but their responsibilities rarely end with their jobs. The Bright Horizons Care Advantage programs help you find pre-screened care resources that fit your family’s needs.  For more information about this system wide UC benefit, visit the UC Family Care Resources webpage.