Formal Review/Employee Comment: Renewal of ERIT Program

Tuesday, May 13 2014

TO:      UCSB Community

FR:      Cynthia Seneriz (on behalf of Tricia Hiemstra), Human Resources

RE:     Formal Review/Employee Comment:  Renewal of ERIT Program

The University is proposing to renew the Employee-initiated Reduction In Time (ERIT) Program, which is an optional tool that locations and organizational units may choose to implement as a cost savings resource.  The program allows eligible career staff, except Senior Management Group members, to voluntarily reduce their current appointment percentage and corresponding pay, which will allow the University to achieve temporary salary savings.  In exchange employees receive certain specified advantages, such as accrual of vacation and sick leave at the employees’ pre-ERIT rates.  Therefore, the University has proposed that the program be renewed for a three-year period, effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017.


The revised program reflecting the proposed three-year renewal is posted at:

The current program information is available at:

This is a formal review and we invite your comments on the proposed policy change. Please send comments to Farfalla Borah by June 12, 2014.

Thank you.

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