UC Riverside



UC benefits are acknowledged to be among the finest in higher education. As a UC employee, you'll enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans protecting you and your family, an attractive pension plan, generous leave provisions and optional retirement savings opportunities. You will retain your benefits and employment seniority if you transfer anywhere within the UC system. But we don't think you'll want to.

UCR's Benefits Office helps staff, faculty and their dependents sort through the options and offers workshops on benefits issues, provides insurance and retirement counseling and provides other much-needed services.

With 13 paid holidays per year, generous vacation leave of up to 24 days for every year based on length of UC service, sick leave and other paid and unpaid provisions, UCR offers our staff members a balance between our work lives and our personal lives. With these and other benefits, our staff members have the opportunity to pursue continued education and career development and have peace of mind knowing they will be able to deal with personal or family illness, injury and other emergencies.

!Our Benefits Include:

  • A variety of medical plans , including a convenient healthcare spending account program in which you can use pre-tax dollars to meet out-of-pocket healthcare expenses.
  • A comprehensive vision plan and the choice between two dental plans.
  • UC-paid basic disability and life insurance protection with the option to buy additional life and accident insurance for yourself and family members, as well as additional disability insurance for yourself.
  • A pre-tax dependent care reimbursement account, and an employee-paid legal plan.
  • The UC Retirement Plan, which provides exceptional pension and post-retirement survivor benefits, as well as personal and family income protection in the event of pre-retirement disability or death. UCRP is a defined benefit plan. Most UCRP members also have Social Security coverage. Benefits are payable as early as age 50 with 5 years of UCRP service credit.
  • The Retirement Savings Program provides an opportunity to add to your retirement security while enjoying the financial advantage of deferred taxes. The Program comprises three plans in which participants can direct their contributions to a diverse selection of UC-monitored investment fund options as well as other mutual funds:
    • Defined Contribution (DC) Plan
    • Tax-Deferred 403(b) Plan
    • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan

You may voluntarily participate in either the 403(b) or 457(b) Plan, or both at the same time. Each plan has the same annual maximum contribution limit, but they are separate-so, you can double the amount of your annual tax-deferred contributions by participating in both.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012