UC is a family-friendly employer, with a wealth of programs, policies and resources to support you and your family. These include:

Time off for baby bonding

You can use up to 30 days of sick leave to bond with your newborn or newly adopted child. You can also use vacation or take an unpaid Family and Medical Leave to bond with your new child. See policy for details

Time off for a child’s school activities

You can take up to 40 hours per year (maximum of eight hours per month) for your child’s school activities. See policy for details

Family care leave

You may take up to 12 work weeks in a 12-month period to care for yourself or an ill family member with a Family and Medical Leave. See the Family and Medical Leave Fact Sheet for more information.

You may use up to 30 days of sick leave to care for ill individuals not covered by Family and Medical Leave, such as a close friend.

Accommodations for breastfeeding mothers

Systemwide policy on accommodations for nursing mothers

Breastfeeding resources from UC's medical plans

Campus resources

Support for staff serving in the military

In some cases, if you are on active military duty, you may be eligible for supplemental pay equal to the difference between your military pay and your UC pay. See the policy for more information

UC provides up to 26 weeks of leave to care for a family member or next of kin who is a covered service member undergoing medical treatment, recuperation or therapy for a serious injury or illness.

If you are the spouse, domestic partner, child or parent of a covered member of the military when that member is on active duty or called to active duty, you may take a leave of absence for a number of activities including military ceremonies, childcare and school activities for the military member’s child, the military member’s short-term rest and recovery. See the policy for the complete list of covered activities

Employee Assistance Program

All locations provide employee assistance programs, which offer free, confidential problem assessment and referral for faculty and staff for a wide range of issues, including:

  • Child and teenager problems
  • Couples and marital issues
  • Elder and dependent adult care
  • Depression, anxiety, and other emotional problems
  • Grief and loss
  • Alcohol, drug and other addictions

Bright Horizons Care Advantage Family Care Resources

UC provides eligible faculty and staff with membership in Bright Horizons Care Advantage which offers two family care resources:

  • Sittercity has a database of babysitters, nannies, pet sitters, tutors and more. You can make arrangements for full-time care or emergency back-up care. You select the provider and make all the arrangements, including payment.
  • Years Ahead offers a nationwide network of senior care providers, including certified senior care advisors for guidance, specialized facilities including memory and hospice care and independent and assisted living communities, and in-home healthcare and senior care companions.

Academic and Summer Camps

Check your campus website for academic and summer camps for children of all ages.