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UC reaches contract agreement with union for research & technical employees

UC has reached a five-year agreement with the University Professional and Technical Employees union for UC's approximately 9,000 research and technical employees, which include staff research associates, museum scientists, health and safety technicians, and laboratory assistants.

Facts about restarting contributions to the UC Retirement Plan

After a holiday of nearly 20 years, UC and employee members of the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) will begin contributing to the plan in mid-April in order to sustain and preserve faculty and staff pension benefits. Get the facts here.

UCOP Brown Bag: Attendance Management

Join this informal, lunch-time session on April 29 to learn successful approaches to attendance management and to hear up-to-date information from Michael Lum of Labor/Employee Relations.

April 15 deadline for 2009 FSA claims and StayWell health assessment

All 2009 FSA claims must be submitted to Conexis by April 15. Mailed claims must be postmarked by the deadline to be processed. This is earlier than in previous years. April 15 is also the deadline for completing a StayWell Health Assessment and receiving a gift card. Get the details about both programs here.

Lawrence H. Pitts named UC provost

The Board of Regents has appointed UC professor emeritus Lawrence H. Pitts, M.D. as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs of the UC system. Pitts has been serving as interim provost since February 2009.

Health care reform changes to UC plans likely in 2011

With signing of the new healthcare legislation into law last week and the regulatory process expected to start in the near future, UC Human Resources will continue to closely monitor the implementation of the employer-related provisions. UC employees will be given notice of any changes, as well as information about how to take necessary actions, once additional details are available.