Implementation of the Employee-initiated Reduction In Time (ERIT) Program

Deans, Directors,  Department Chairs, and Administrative Officers

Re: Implementation of the Employee-initiated Reduction In Time (ERIT) Program  

We are pleased to let you know that the Office of the President has issued guidelines for implementation of a new one year Employee-initiated Reduction In Time (ERIT) Program, effective July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012. The program enables eligible career staff (except Senior Management Group members) to voluntarily reduce their working time and corresponding pay in exchange for advantages such as vacation and sick leave accrual at the employees' pre-ERIT rates. The reduction in time and pay will help us achieve temporary salary savings during this period of budgetary shortfall.

For departments that choose to participate in ERIT, an employee may request the department head's approval to voluntarily reduce working time, within specific limits, from a minimum of one month to a maximum of 12 months. For exclusively represented employees, participation in ERIT is subject to agreement by the applicable union. The Employee and Labor Relations Office will provide information about bargaining unit eligibility when it is received from the Office of the President.

ERIT Program provisions and Frequently Asked Questions, along with the Contract/Contract Amendment form are available on the At Your Service website.

For questions from campus departments or staff regarding the ERIT Program, please contact Lazetta Smith at extension 4-0877. Although the UCLA Health System as a whole does not plan to participate in this program, Maure Gardner may be contacted at extension 4-0523 for consideration of requests on a case-by-case basis.

Sincerely,

Lubbe Levin
Associate Vice Chancellor
Campus Human Resources

Campus Human Resources, Personnel Services
Phone: (310) 794-3147 | Fax: (310) 794-0865