Employee-Initiated Reduction in Time (ERIT) Program

July 23, 2012

Last Updated September 4, 2012

Program Summary

The Employee-Initiated Reduction in Time (ERIT) Program is a temporary tool that department heads, with the approval of their Principal Officer, may offer to their employees to achieve temporary salary savings.

In return for their voluntary reduction in time, participants will:

  • Accrue vacation and sick leave credits at their rate accrued prior to participation in ERIT;
  • Have their eligibility for health and welfare benefits (medical, dental, vision) not be affected by ERIT;
  • Have their UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) contributions based on their reduced salary, and UCRP service credit will accrue based on their reduced appointment;
  • Have other retirement benefits calculated based upon their pre-ERIT compensation rate as outlined within the proposed program guidelines.

Effective July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2014: Subject to departmental and supervisor approval, all eligible career staff employees (regular status and probationary), except Senior Management Group members, may voluntarily reduce their time from a minimum of 5% of full time to a maximum reduction of 50% of full-time as long as their work schedules are not reduced below 50% time in any given month of participation.

Note: For employees requesting participation in ERIT, completed and approved ERIT contract forms must be received by the appropriate ELR Analyst no later than the last working day of the month prior to their effective date of ERIT participation.


Department Heads, with the approval of their Principal Officers, may approve an employee’s participation in the ERIT Program. Employee participation is subject to departmental and supervisor approval.

Program Eligibility

All career staff employees (regular status and probationary, except Senior Management Group members), with appointments of at least 55 percent time, are eligible to participate in the ERIT Program.

The following represented employee groups are eligible for participation:

  • Clerical and Allied Services (CX)

  • Patient Care Technical Employees (EX)

  • Research Professionals (RX)

  • Residual Health Care Professionals (HX)

  • Service Employees (SX)

  • Skilled Crafts (K7)

  • Technical Employees (TX)

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

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