Your Employment Package

Medical Plans 

Six plans are offered including a preferred provider organization (PPO), a point-of-service (POS) plan, health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and a fee-for-service plan. UC subsidizes premiums based on salary bands; employee costs apply.

Dental Plans

Two plans are offered: Delta Preferred and Delta PMI (DMO). Premiums are fully paid by UC.

Vision Plan 

One plan, Vision Services Plan (VSP), is offered. Premiums are fully paid by UC.

Legal Expense Plan

Covers attorney costs for preventative, domestic, consumer and defensive legal services. Premium is fully paid by the employee.

Tax Savings on Insurance Premiums (TIP)

Allows employee to pay employee monthly premium cost for medical insurance premiums on a pretax basis.

University of California Retirement Plan (UCRP)

Defined benefit plan based upon age at retirement, years of eligible service credit and highest average salary. Enrollment is automatic based on appointment; 5 year vesting requirement. Benefit can be taken as a monthly lifetime payment, or a one-time lump-sum cash-out equivalent. May include health benefits, if certain conditions are met.

Defined Contribution Plan (DCP)

Mandatory retirement savings account. All new eligible employees contribute 2% less $19 per month up to the Social Security wage base ($97,500 for 2007) on a pre-tax basis. Investment options include UC-Managed Funds, Fidelity Investments, Calvert Group, Vanguard or Self-Directed Brokerage Accounts.

Tax-Deferred 403(b) and 457(b) Plans

Employee may elect pre-tax contributions to one or more UC-Managed Funds or mutual funds managed by Fidelity Investments, Calvert Group, Vanguard or Self-Directed Brokerage Accounts up to the TRA MAC (Maximum Annual Contribution) Limit. For age 50 or older, $20,500; for under 50, $15,500.

Defined Contribution Plan (DCP) After-Tax Plan

Voluntary after-tax contributions to one or more of the UC-Managed Funds, Fidelity Investments, Calvert Group, Vanguard or Self-Directed Brokerage Accounts. Interest and earnings are tax deferred; participant needs to complete the DCP After-Tax Worksheet for maximum contribution amount.

Life Insurance

Basic plan insurance is equal to annual base salary (up to $50,000). Coverage is adjusted if appointment is less than 100%. Premium is fully paid by UC. Supplemental plan insures one to four times annual salary (to a maximum of $1,000,000) or flat amount of $20,000 is available. Premium is fully paid by the employee.

Dependent Life Insurance

Basic Dependent Life is $5,000 for spouse or same-sex domestic partner and each eligible child. Expanded Dependent Life is 50% of employee’s Supplemental Life Insurance on eligible spouse or same-sex domestic partner (up to $200,000) and $10,000 for each eligible child. Premium is fully paid by the employee.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)

Provides up to $500,000 coverage for accidental death, prorated for loss of limb, sight, speech or hearing caused by an accident. Premium is fully paid by the employee.

Disability Insurance

UC does not participate in the California state disability program. Short-term plan insures 55% of covered salary, up to $800/month, for up to 6 months. Premium is fully paid by the University. Supplemental plan supplements Short-term plan; insures up to 70% of covered salary, up to $10,000/month, for up to 12 months. Cost is based on age, waiting period and salary. Premium is fully paid by the employee. Has long-term provision for disabilities lasting more than 12 months.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Allows pre-tax contributions to reimburse certain dependent care provider expenses and health care related expenses that are in addition to or exceed insurance limits.

Auto & Homeowners Insurance

Auto and Homeowners/Renter Insurance, Payroll deduction convenience, insurance provided by A+ Auto & Homeowners Insurance Plus, formerly California Casualty.

Discount Home Loan Programs

Major banks offer no-charge accounts to home discount loans.

Old Age Survivors & Disability Insurance (OASDI)

6.2% tax up to the Social Security wage base paid to Social Security Administration. Both employee and University pay an OASDI tax.


1.45% tax paid to Medicare Administration. Tax paid by employee.

ScholarShare 529 Savings Plan

Employees may open a ScholarShare account and contribute on an after-tax basis to one or more of its 19 investment portfolios. Earnings are tax-deferred and withdrawals are federal and state tax-free when used for qualified higher-education expenses at eligible educational institutions. Beneficiary is named by the account owner; $371,000 maximum account-balance limit per beneficiary. To open a ScholarShare account or for more information, visit

Other Privileges


Full-time employees accrue 2-3 weeks per year. The hours are prorated for eligible part-time employees. The accrual rate is based upon the job title and years of University and California state service. See Personnel Policies for details and exclusions.

Sick Leave

Full-time employees earn an average of 12 days per year; no cap on accumulated hours. See Personnel Policies for details.


UC observes 13 holidays per year. See Personnel Policies for details and exclusions.

Jury Duty

Time served on jury duty for eligible employees is paid by the University for campus employees only. See Personnel Policies for details. For University healthcare employees, check the UCLA Healthcare Human Resources website.

Transportation Program

The Commuter Assistance Rideshare Office assists employees with information on public transportation, carpools and vanpools to and from UCLA.

University Credit Union

The University Credit Union offers employees free checking, convenient payroll deduction, ATM services, new and used auto loans, MasterCard (with no annual fee), Second Trust Deed loans, Home Equity loans, personal loans, Certificates of Deposit and Share Savings accounts.

Workers’ Compensation

Premium is fully paid by UC; administered through Insurance Risk Management (IRM).

Unemployment Insurance

Premium is fully paid by the University.

Athletic Events

Discount tickets for football and baseball games, gymnastics and other sporting events are available to all UCLA employees.

Discount Tickets

Employees are eligible for discounts to a variety of major attractions such as Disneyland, Magic Mountain, Knott's Berry Farm and Universal Studios, among others. Employees are also eligible for discounts on movie tickets and rental cars.

General University Classes – Reduced Fee

Employees who meet the admissions requirements of the University and have successfully completed their probationary period, are eligible for a 2/3 reduction in course fees (for up to nine units or three regular session courses per quarter, whichever is greater).

Extension Classes – Reduced Fee

UCLA Extension is the largest urban-based adult education program in the country, offering over 4,500 continuing education and creative employment courses. Employees receive a 25% discount on Extension course fees, based on availability of class space.

Library Privileges

UCLA's libraries are ranked among the best academic research libraries in the United States and Canada. UCLA employees have access to all library units in accordance with library regulations.

Recreation Program

UCLA provides an unparalleled opportunity for recreational sports and leisure activity. Employees and their families are eligible to purchase a Recreation Card, which enables them to use all of the recreational facilities and activities including the gyms, pools, courts, water sports and to take classes in areas like aerobics, dance, horseback riding, painting and photography. Other opportunities such as picnic/barbecue areas, multi-purpose playing fields, meeting rooms and lounges are also available to UCLA employees.

Campus Human Resources, Employment Services
Phone: (310) 794-0890 | Fax: (310) 794-0895