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Join the UCRS Advisory Board

Nomination applications are being accepted through May 1, 2019 for two open seats on the UC Retirement System (UCRS) Advisory Board — an 11-member board that meets three times a year to discuss topics of interest to UCRS members, retirees and beneficiaries.

In addition to the two seats held by elected staff representatives, the board includes members of the President’s executive cabinet, faculty appointed by the UC Academic Senate and representatives of the Council of UC Emeriti Associations and Council of UC Retiree Associations. Board members’ opinions are shared with the president of the university.

Which retirement plans does the UCRS Advisory Board cover?

  • University of California Retirement Plan (UCRP)
  • Tax-Deferred 403(b) Plan
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Defined Contribution Plan
  • The 415(m) Restoration Plan

What are the qualifications to be a staff member of the UCRS Advisory Board?

  • Applicants must be active University of California Retirement Plan (UCRP) members or active Savings Choice participants in the UC Defined Contribution Plan
  • The following staff are not eligible:
    • Members of the Academic Senate
    • UCOP employees who are involved in making UCRS policy or providing legal advice about UCRS
    • Employees of the Offices of Internal Audit (campuses, laboratories or UCOP)

How long is each UCRS Advisory Board staff member term?

Staff members serve four-year terms.

 What is required for a nomination application?

Applicants must complete all required forms, which can be found in English and Spanish on the UCRS Advisory Board 2019 Elections website or at local benefits offices. This includes:

  • A signed background information sheet
  • A candidate statement
  • A nomination petition with at least 50 valid signatures from active UCRP members or Savings Choice participants (who are not members of the Academic Senate)
  • A signed rules of campaign conduct form.

How does the election process work?

In mid-May, a list of qualified candidates and their statements will be posted at the UCRS Advisory Board election website. From May 20-June 17, all active, eligible UCRP members or Savings Choice participants (who are not part of the Academic Senate) will participate in an online election. Final election results will be posted at the website by the end of June.

Learn more at the UCRS Advisory Board election website.


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  1. Ruth Montouri May 31, 2019 Reply

    I received the email encouraging participation. Because I could not find any clear reference in the email telling me what UCRS is, I had to Google it, which brought me here. I am familiar with the UCRP acronym, but not UCRS. There is nothing about retirement in the email, and though I’ve worked for UCSD for more than 10 years, I didn’t know participation In UCRP made me a member of any voting group. So I’m glad to know it’s not an elaborate phishing scam, and I can safely use the links.

    • Michelle Simone May 31, 2019 Reply

      Hi Ruth, Thanks for your comment and for letting us know about the confusion that the email caused. We’ve reached out to the team who handles these communications so we can strive for greater clarity in the future. The best resource for staying abreast of UC employee communications is UCnet.

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