In an effort to address the budget deficit facing the University as a result of the State of California budget crisis and other budget reductions, UC is offering a new Employee-initiated Reduction in Time (ERIT) program. As in the past, ERIT is one way to help UC cope with budget cuts in an attempt to minimize the need for layoffs.

ERIT is a temporary, voluntary program in which eligible employees may, with the approval of their department, reduce their working hours and corresponding pay between 5 and 50 percent. ERIT participants, who must remain on pay status at least 50 percent of full-time each month while on ERIT, continue to accrue vacation and sick leave at their pre-ERIT accrual rate.