Employee-Initiated Reduction in Time (ERIT) Program

July 03, 2018

TO: UCSC Staff

FROM: Steve Stein, Associate Vice Chancellor, Staff Human Resources

The university renewed the Employee-initiated Reduction In Time (ERIT) program which provides the opportunity for eligible career staff (except Senior Management Group members) to voluntarily reduce their appointment percentage and corresponding pay.

ERIT is an optional tool that locations may choose to implement as a cost-savings resource. The program also provides employees with an additional choice if they seek to improve their work-life balance.

In departments that choose to implement ERIT, an employee can request the department head’s approval to voluntarily reduce working time, within specific limits, from a minimum of one month to a maximum of 36 months in exchange for certain specified advantages, such as accrual of vacation and sick leave at the employee’s pre-ERIT rate.

For exclusively represented employees, participation in ERIT is subject to collective bargaining. The following represented employee groups are eligible for participation:

  • Clerical and Allied Services (CX)
  • UAPD (DX)
  • Patient Care Technical (EX)
  • Skilled Craft (K7)
  • Service Employees (SX)
  • Technical Employees (TX)
  • Research Support Professionals (RX)
  • Residual Health Care Professionals (HX)

For all other exclusively represented employees, participation in the ERIT Program is subject to collective bargaining. 

Program guidelines, ERIT Contract forms, and frequently asked questions are available online at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/working-at-uc/work-life-wellness/erit/erit-program-overview.html.

Questions regarding the ERIT Program should be directed to your Employee Relations Analyst.  Use the Locate Your Team matrix to determine the analyst assigned to your unit/division.