Orientation, Benefits & Retirement

Courses

  • Employee Benefits Orientation
  • Benefits are administered by the UC Path Center. To enroll, please log into your UC Path portal > Health and Welfare > Enroll in Benefits or call the UC Path Center at 855-982-7284. Attend a UC Path Benefits Webinar (live via Zoom and pre-recorded, available on-demand 24/7).

    You have 31 days from your date of hire in which to enroll in health and welfare benefits. If you are a 2016 Retirement Tier member, you must select a retirement program within 90 days of your hire/eligibility date. 

    For information on health and welfare benefits and retirement please visit: What To Do When You’re a New Employee, review your New Employee Welcome Kit, and attend a UC Path Center Benefits Webinar (live via Zoom and pre-recorded, available on-demand 24/7). For additional information and resources regarding your health and welfare options and retirement please visit the Emplolyee Benefits page on UCnet. Note, Basic Disability is 55% of your salary up to a maximum of $800/month so please be sure to review the Voluntary Disability options as UC employees do not pay into CA State Disability/EDD. 

    Access UC Path Benefits Webinar Webpage

  • Maternity Benefits Class (UC Davis Campus)
  • The "Maternity Benefits Class," presentation provides pregnant employees with information to navigate the maternity disability leave process.

    Topics in this include: Leave policies and procedures for filing the leave of absence paperwork, the maternity timeline, maternity calendar mapping, procedures for applying for short-term disability benefits, enrolling your newborn, continuing your insurance coverage while on leave and other benefits information.

    We recommend scheduling to attend the class 1 - 3 months before you start your leave. Please record sick and vacation balances to bring to class (for calendar mapping).

    If you have a UC Davis Login, you may register online. You may also contact Learning and Development at hr-learning@ucdavis.edu.

    Note: This class is intended for UC Davis Campus employees.

    UC Davis Health employees: Please register for the Pregnancy Leave Workshop.

    UC Davis Postdoctoral scholars: Please email postdocbenefits@ucdavis.edu

    Register

  • New Employee Orientation (e-Course)
  • UC Davis New Employee Orientation (NEO), an on-line course, provides a welcome and introduction to the UC Davis community, presents the university mission, Principles of Community, and numerous Resources. Keyword: eNEO

    UCDLogin (Kerberos) is required to launch the course in the UC Learning Center. For question, please contact Learning and Development at 530-752-1766 or hr-learning@ucdavis.edu.

    Launch eCourse
  • Post-Doc Orientation
  • Orientation for New UC Davis Postdocs

    Welcome to UC Davis! Thank you for choosing us for this next step in your academic journey.

    There are two very important orientation videos, one to help you familiarize yourself to UC Davis and our postdoc services, and the other to help you understand your employee benefits as a postdoc. 

    Access Postdoctoral Scholar Orientation Webpage

  • Pregnancy and Parental Leave Workshop (UC Davis Health)
  • This workshop provides participants with information and forms needed to prepare for a Pregnancy leave for expectant and non-birth parents leave. Topics include policies, procedures, and practices regarding leaves of absence, Family Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Acts, Pregnancy Disability Leave Law; and, procedures for applying for PFCB (Paid for Family Care and Bonding), lactation program, disability benefits, enrolling your new born, and continuing your insurance coverage while on leave.

    Register
  • Transition from Work Life To Retirement
  • Retirement could turn out to be the largest phase of our entire life. We look forward to ease and enjoyment, yet to complete our life in an enjoyable and positive manner, the retirement years are by far the greatest challenge. Most of our attention to retirement is focused on building financial security. There are also personnel, emotional and social aspects of the transition into retirement that are very critical. This course will use lecture, discussion and structured activities to help you anticipate these issues and to begin planning to build the life you want in retirement.

    Register
  • Transitioning to Retirement for Faculty/Academics
  • "Transitioning to Retirement for Academics" will provide valuable information and tools for developing a successful strategy for retirement.

    The road to retirement, while filled with excitement, can sometimes be unexpectedly bumpy. “Transitioning to Retirement” will provide valuable information and tools for developing a successful strategy for retirement. Topics will include UC pension options, retiree health benefits, Social Security, financial planning for retirement and work/life transitions. It is recommended that participants register for the entire 4-week series, however each session is available for individual registration.

    Workshop leaders will include UC Davis staff and faculty and representatives from retirement-focused organizations. “Transitioning to Retirement” is a joint project of the UC Davis Retiree Center and the Office of the Vice Provost-Academic Personnel with support from Learning and Development. 

    All sessions will be held as virtual webinars

    Session 1: Introduction and Understanding UC Retirement Plan Income Options
    This session will first provide an overview of the class series and information about retirement planning resources. The second part of this session will be an overview of the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) by staff UC Davis Benefits Office. The UCRP provides retirees with a monthly lifetime pension or a lump-sum payout upon retirement. UCRP topics will include estimating your retirement income and determining options for survivor benefits.
    Register for Session 1 

    Session 2: Retiree Health Care Benefits and Human Resources Considerations
    The first part of this two-part session will cover a variety of topics regarding retiree health benefits including eligibility for retiree health care benefits, an overview of benefits that continue into retirement, the cost of those benefits, relocation impacts on health benefits and coordination of the UC retiree health care plans with Medicare. The second part of this workshop will provide an overview of separation from the university and best practices for informing department of departure.
    Register for Session 2 

    Session 3: Financial Planning in Retirement and Social Security
    Learn to avoid the five major risks that result from not preparing a retirement income plan—withdrawal (spending too much too soon), inflation, longevity (outliving one’s savings), medical (underestimating medical expenses), and asset allocation (having the wrong investment mix). The instructor will also review robust online planning tools that can help insure that you do not outlive your assets. The second part of this workshop will provide an overview of Social Security benefits and programs, including retirement, survivors, disability, and auxiliary benefits. The program will include additional background and history of Social Security.
    Register for Session 3 

    Session 4: Work and Lifestyle Transitions
    In the first part of this session, we will discuss the opportunities and privileges at UC Davis available to you in retirement. The second part of this session you will learn strategies for successfully navigating the change and thriving emotionally, socially, and intellectually in retirement. Retirement is a time of great expectations but also a time of significant change. As you ready for this next phase of life you might find it to be a challenging transition, even if you have planned for it and are looking forward to it.
    Register for Session 4

  • Transitioning to Retirement for Staff
  • "Transitioning to Retirement for Staff" will provide valuable information and tools for developing a successful strategy for retirement.

    The road to retirement, while filled with excitement, can sometimes be unexpectedly bumpy. “Transitioning to Retirement” will provide valuable information and tools for developing a successful strategy for retirement. Topics will include UC pension options, retiree health benefits, Social Security, financial planning for retirement and work/life transitions. It is recommended that participants register for the entire 4-week series, however each session is available for individual registration.

    Workshop leaders will include UC Davis staff and faculty and representatives from retirement-focused organizations. “Transitioning to Retirement” is a joint project of the UC Davis Retiree Center and the Office of the Vice Provost-Academic Personnel with support from Learning and Development.

    All sessions will be held as virtual webinars

    Session 1: Introduction and Understanding UC Retirement Plan Income Options
    This session will first provide an overview of the class series and information about retirement planning resources. The second part of this session will be an overview of the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) by staff UC Davis Benefits Office. The UCRP provides retirees with a monthly lifetime pension or a lump-sum payout upon retirement. UCRP topics will include estimating your retirement income and determining options for survivor benefits.
    Register for Session 1 

    Session 2: Retiree Health Care Benefits and Human Resources Considerations
    The first part of this two-part session will cover a variety of topics regarding retiree health benefits including eligibility for retiree health care benefits, an overview of benefits that continue into retirement, the cost of those benefits, relocation impacts on health benefits and coordination of the UC retiree health care plans with Medicare. The second part of this workshop will provide an overview of separation from the university and best practices for informing department of departure.
    Register for Session 2 

    Session 3: Financial Planning for Retirement and Social Security
    Learn to avoid the five major risks that result from not preparing a retirement income plan—withdrawal (spending too much too soon), inflation, longevity (outliving one’s savings), medical (underestimating medical expenses), and asset allocation (having the wrong investment mix). The instructor will also review robust online planning tools that can help insure that you do not outlive your assets. The second part of this workshop will provide an overview of Social Security benefits and programs, including retirement, survivors, disability, and auxiliary benefits. The program will include additional background and history of Social Security.
    Register for Session 3 

    Session 4: Work and Lifestyle Transitions
    Retirement is a time of great expectations but also a time of significant change. As you ready for this next phase of life you might find it to be a challenging transition, even if you have planned for it and are looking forward to it. In the first part of this session, you will learn strategies for successfully navigating the change and thriving emotionally, socially, and intellectually. The second part of this session will feature a panel of retirees who will share their insights into negotiating the transition to retirement and making the most of your retirement years.
    Register for Session 4

 

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