There are three types of calculations for service credit:
Vacation Service Credit
Used for determining vacation accrual rate and time towards service awards.
Determined by calculating sum of all months of qualifying service. A month of qualifying service is a month on pay status at 50% time or more. Service need not be continuous to be counted. Qualifying service includes staff and academic service at:
- University of California
- California State University
- State of California service (including Hastings College of the Law)
- Department of Energy Laboratories
If you have questions about an employee’s prior service credit at UCSB and would like to have it reviewed by Human Resources, please have the employee complete the Request for Service Credit Review form and return it to Human Resources. If you have questions about an employee’s prior service credit at another UC campus/lab, Cal State University, or the State of California, please have the employee complete the Request for Verification of Employment form and return it to Human Resources.
Retirement Service Credit
Generally, employees earn one year of service credit for a year of full-time work. Part-time or variable-time work earns a proportionate amount of service credit. For example, a member who works 50% time for one year receives one-half year of service credit. Employees do not earn service credit for overtime or other work outside their normal, regular appointment.
Appointment/Seniority Service Credit
Used for layoff and reduction in time purposes.
Generally, seniority is calculated by fulltime-equivalent months (or hours) of University service. Employment prior to a break in service is not counted. (See individual policy or contract for specific policies.)