UCRP is a traditional pension plan, providing a predictable level of income when you retire. UC employees who are members of UCRP are governed by the 1976 Tier, 2013 Tier or 2016 Tier plan provisions.

If you were hired prior to July 1, 2013 and have continuous employment, you’re most likely a member of the 1976 Tier. 1976 Tier benefits include:

  • Choice of monthly retirement income or a lump sum
  • Disability income
  • Death benefits
  • Survivor income

Read more about 1976 Tier Benefits

If you were hired between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2016, you are most likely a member of the 2013 Tier. 2013 Tier benefits include:

  • Monthly retirement income
  • Disability income
  • Death benefits
  • Ability to provide survivor income

Read more about 2013 Tier Benefits

If you were hired on or after July 1, 2016, and you are eligible, you have a choice of primary retirement benefits:

  • Pension Choice, a UCRP pension benefit
  • Savings Choice, a stand-alone 401(k)-style account

Read more about the UC Retirement Choice Program

If you were hired into certain police or firefighting positions you have Safety Benefits. Read the UCRP Summary Plan Description for Safety Members for more information.