TO: Campus Community

FR: Stacy Robinson, ELR Specialist, Human Resources

RE:  ERIT (Employee-Initiated Reduction In Time) Program Revisions


ERIT (Employee-Initiated Reduction In Time) is an optional tool that locations and organizational units may choose to implement as a flexible work resource. At locations that choose to offer ERIT, eligible career staff (except Senior Management Group members) can request the department head’s approval to voluntarily reduce their current appointment percentage and corresponding pay, within specific limits, for certain specified advantages, such as accrual of vacation and sick leave at the employees’ pre-ERIT rates. The proposed revisions to this program are as follows:

  • Changed the 36-month lifetime ERIT contract maximum to 36 months per contract. Locations may choose to renew an ERIT contract if operational needs require, beginning a new 36-month maximum period.  
  • Made clarifying edits/updates to terms and definitions in the Health and Welfare benefits, UC Retirement and Compliance language.
  • Consolidation of Program, Procedures and FAQs into one program document.


The draft ERIT Contract (both clean version and tracked changes) and the draft ERIT Program (both clean version and tracked changes) are attached below for your review.  These drafts can also be found on UCNet. If you have any questions or if you wish to comment, please contact Debbie Hudgens at, no later than May 26, 2023.