ERIT program and military pay policy renewed
Two valuable University of California policies — the voluntary Employee-Initiated Reduction in Time (ERIT) Program and the policy on Supplement to Military Pay — have been renewed for two more years through June 30, 2014. Previously scheduled to expire this past June 30, the programs were renewed following a 30-day employee comment period.
, which is available to staff but not to faculty, allows career staff to voluntarily reduce their work hours and pay in order to help campuses save money in this tough budget climate. In exchange, employees receive certain advantages, such as accrual of vacation and sick leave at their pre-ERIT rates. Senior management group members are not eligible for ERIT.
UC also renewed its Supplement to Military Pay policy
, available systemwide to faculty and staff called to active military duty in certain military campaigns. The university will compensate eligible employees for the difference between their university base pay and military pay and allowances until the end of an employee’s active military duty or until June 30, 2014, whichever comes first. Those not eligible for supplemental pay because their military pay and allowances exceed their university wages can continue their health plan coverage while on military leave. The university will continue to pay the UC contribution to those plans.