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It’s time to vote! Election for retirement system advisory board open through June 16

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The election for two open staff seats on the UC Retirement System (UCRS) Advisory Board is open through June 16, 2023. The Board meets three times each year to discuss issues pertaining to UC’s retirement plans and shares ideas with UC Office of the President leaders.

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Active, eligible UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) members and Savings Choice participants in the Defined Contribution Plans who are not members of the Academic Senate have been invited to vote for two new representatives from May 22 through June 16. See below for more detail on voting eligibility and procedures.

Read the candidates’ statements (leer las declaraciones de candidatos en español) to learn more about the six UC employees who are running for the two open seats. 

How to cast a ballot

All active UCRP members and Savings Choice participants who are not part of the Academic Senate may vote for two candidates to sit on the Board for a four-year term beginning July 1, 2023.

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

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

To request a copy of a paper ballot please call 855-648-6050 or email Help+UCRS@yeselections.com

Final election results will be posted on the UCRS Advisory Board election website by the end of June.

About the UCRS 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 discusses issues relating to all members, retirees and their beneficiaries for the following plans:

  • University of California Retirement Plan (UCRP)
  • Tax-Deferred 403(b) Plan
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Defined Contribution Plan

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