Under PPSM-2.210 (Absence from Work), once an employee reaches the maximum vacation leave accrual limit, no additional vacation leave may be accrued until the employee’s vacation leave balance falls below the maximum. PPSM-2.210 provides a process whereby, in exceptional circumstances, an employee may be granted four additional months in which to take vacation leave in order to bring the accrual balance below the maximum. The employee continues to accrue vacation leave during these additional four months.
The Employee-Initiated Reduction in Time (ERIT) Program has been extended beyond June 30, 2020. Since its implementation in 2011, the estimated savings for UCLA has topped $11 million. The cost savings are retained by participating departments. In view of current fiscal challenges, we encourage you to consider this program and to distribute information broadly within your organization or department.
Benefits to Eligible Employees Participating in ERIT:
The University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy, UC Seismic Safety Policy, UC-CR-17-0324. The policy is proposed to be revised and includes the following key issues:
The University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy on Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation. The proposed policy substantively revises the existing Policy and Procedures on Curation and Repatriation of Human Remains and Cultural Items (“Current Policy”).
The concerns about the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are being addressed in multiple ways at UCLA, including current campus directives issued by Chancellor Block and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Carter that all employees should follow. Inasmuch as most campus operations (with the exception of essential services) are being conducted remotely as of March 20, this new work environment will create challenges for all of us.
The University of California continues to respond to the fast-moving developments surrounding COVID-19. Already, most of our locations across the state have curtailed academic and operational activity and, following the guidance of the Governor, the California Department of Public Health and the CDC, we continue to take steps to best protect our students, faculty, staff and communities.
The UCLA Working Group on Advancing Opportunity for People with Disabilities will be hosting a “Lactation and Pregnancy-Related Accommodations and Leave” Training on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Carnesale Commons in the Palisades Ballroom.
Due to our serious concerns about the welfare of employees who may be affected by the wildfires in Southern California, we are reissuing the guidelines below regarding options that are available to employees and departments in the event that emergency leave and/or other support services are required.
UCLA will close for 12 days between Saturday, December 21, 2019, and Wednesday, January 1, 2020, and will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020. This period includes four University paid holidays (December 24, 25, and 31, 2019, and January 1, 2020). This year, four days (December 23, 26, 27, and 30, 2019) are not paid holidays.