Current Employees

Temporary Layoff Resources

***This page is currently under construction. Please come back soon for an update!***

It is the policy of the University to minimize temporary layoffs and temporary reductions in time, and to consider staffing reductions only after other creative solutions have been considered. However, sometimes the University finds it inevitable and necessary to temporarily reduce staffing levels due to lack of funds or lack of work. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the significantly lower student population on campus, UCSB may find it necessary to engage in unforeseen temporary staffing reductions. This website is a resource for you to get answers to basic temporary layoff questions and information on benefits, opportunities (if any) for temporary UC employment, and unemployment insurance, during your period of temporary layoff or temporary reduction in time.

Benefits Information

If you receive notice of a temporary layoff, you are encouraged to review the benefits information available for temporarily laid off employees located on the Office of the President website at:

Temporary Layoff - UCnet Resources

Temporary Work Opportunity Program (TWOP)

See the information about TWOP on the Talent Acquisition web page.

Unemployment Insurance

During your period of temporary layoff or temporary reduction in time, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance (UI). You can access unemployment insurance services and information by telephone or using the State of California Employment Development website.

To learn how to qualify or apply, go to Employment Development Department (EDD) through the State of California.

**Tips for Applying for Unemployment Insurance**

  • Internet: UI Online is the fastest and most convenient way to file your UI claim.
  • Phone: To file a claim or for payment information, representatives are available at the following toll-free numbers, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon (Pacific time) except on state holidays.
    • English 1-800-300-5616;
    • Spanish 1-800-326-8937
    • See EED website for additional language phone numbers
  • Questions: For general program questions or technical help, including registration, password resets, EDD Account Number, and how to use UI Online, contact EDD at 1-833-978-2511 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Last Employer Information:  EDD will ask for two addresses - a mailing address and a physical address:
    • Mailing Address:
      • The Regents of the University of California
      • P.O. BOX 283
      • St. Louis, MO 63166
    • Physical Address:
      • University of California, Santa Barbara
      • Your department location (i.e. 3101 SAASB)
      • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • It is important to use the above mailing address to avoid late payment of UI benefits. 
  • If, when filing your claim or during the interview process, you are asked for your supervisor’s name and phone number, you can release this information.

Departments who receive unemployment claims

If your department receives an unemployment claim form for a current or former employee, please supply as much information as you can based on what is being requested (even if you don't have all the information) and fax the information back to Equifax at 800-472-7160.  Equifax is a contracted 3rd party administrator between UC (UCPath Center) and the EDD. 

Parking Permit Cancellation

If you are no longer physically coming to campus, you may return your permit for a cancellation and refund. Click here for more information.


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Please submit all questions regarding your temporary layoff or temporary reduction in time through the Human Resources ServiceNow ticketing system:

Human Resources ServiceNow

Select Employee & Labor Relations > Employee Concerns