TO:        Campus Community

FR:        Cindy Doherty, Director, Academic Personnel
              Cynthia Señeriz, Director, Human Resources

RE:        New Paid Family Leave Benefit Approved for UC Faculty and Staff, effective July 2021

The Office of the President has shared that the UC's Council of Chancellors has unanimously approved a recommendation for a new paid family leave benefit for UC employees to be effective July 1, 2021. This recommendation, supported by President Napolitano and Systemwide Human Resources, provides eight weeks of leave at 70% of wages for UC faculty and staff who need time off to care for a seriously ill family member or bond with a new child.

Over the next year, Human Resources leadership, Academic Personnel and faculty leaders across the UC system, as well as other key stakeholders, will collaborate on the development of the new paid family leave benefit, finalizing details about how this new benefit will be implemented and how it will be coordinated with existing leave policies as well as paid family leave benefits already in place at some locations.  See the full UCnet story posted at:   

We do not have detailed information to share at this time, but will continue to provide updates to the campus community as information on this new benefit becomes available.