En español: Elecciones de la Junta Asesora del UCRS del 2023

An election to fill two staff seats on the UC Retirement System (UCRS) Advisory Board was held from May 22 to June 16, 2023. 

This website provides complete information about the election including:

About the election

The election was held from May 22 to June 16, 2023, to select two employees (active UCRP members or active Savings Choice participants who are not members of the Academic Senate) to the UCRS Advisory Board. All active UCRP members and active Savings Choice Participants (including new Eligible Employees who are in their initial 90-day window period during which they select either UCRP/Pension Choice or Savings Choice) who are not members of the Academic Senate were eligible to vote. The elected UCRS board members will serve from July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2027.

The deadline for submission of nomination materials was May 1, 2023.

The voting process was administered by YesElections, a third-party vendor. Employees eligible to vote received an email at their UC email address with a personal identification number (PIN) and a direct link to the YesElections voting site. Emails were sent on May 22, June 5, and June 14.

Eligible voters who did not have a UC email address were mailed a ballot and candidate statements. These voters chose to vote electronically from a home computer (or computer at UC libraries, Benefits Offices, etc.) or to mail the paper ballot directly to YesElections.

2023 election results



Ruth Zolayvar (UC San Diego Medical Center)


David Yamada (UCLA Medical Center)


Angela Clark (UC Office of the President)


Anh Pham (UC Irvine)


Gretchen Verdugo (UC Irvine)


Jake Banfield-Weir (UC San Diego)


Candidate statements for the 2023 election

Declaraciones de los candidatos para las elecciones de 2023

About the UC Retirement System Advisory Board

The 11-member UCRS Advisory Board is comprised of a cross-section of the university community. In addition to the two seats held by elected staff representatives, the board includes members of the President’s executive cabinet; faculty appointed by the UC Academic Senate; and representatives of the Council of UC Emeriti Associations and Council of UC Retiree Associations.

The advisory board meets three times a year to discuss issues of interest to UCRS members, retirees and beneficiaries, and shares its opinions on these issues with the UC president.

The UCRS plans include:

  • University of California Retirement Plan (UCRP)
  • Tax‐Deferred 403(b) Plan (403(b) Plan)
  • Defined Contribution Plan (DC Plan)
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (457(b) Plan)
  • 415(m) Restoration Plan

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