UC strives to take good care of its employees and their families with good benefits, a stimulating and supportive work environment, and opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

Outstanding benefits are among the many rewards of working for UC. We offer a full range of health and retirement savings plans, including a generous pension plan. UC's benefits are recognized as being among the best available, representing as much as 40 percent of your total annual compensation depending on your type of appointment. Benefits are also fully portable within the UC system.

Some of the benefits UC employees enjoy:

Health & Welfare

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • Disability, Life, and Accidental Death Insurance
  • Other:
    • Flex Spending Accounts
    • Legal plan
    • 529 College Savings plan
    • Access to childcare, eldercare, and other family care resources

Retirement & Savings

  • Retirement Pension plan (UCRP)
  • Option to continue medical, dental, vision, and legal plans upon retirement
  • Three retirement savings plans with a broad mix of investment options

Leave Provisions

  • 13 paid holidays
  • 15-24 vacation days/year
  • Baby-bonding, paid military, and other paid/unpaid leaves

Berkeley Benefits

  • Recreational sports & fitness centers
  • Library, bookstore, & computer center privileges
  • Other:
    • Credit unions
    • Housing/rental assistance
    • Parking/transportation services & discounts
    • Childcare & early childhood education programs
    • Free/discounted admission to University museums, performances, and events
    • Tuition discounts at University Extension

To learn more about the rich array of benefits on offer at our campus and across the UC system, please visit the links below: