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When you visit or use UCnet, the University of California’s website for faculty, staff and retirees, you agree to the terms of use explained below. If you do not agree, please do not use this site. UC’s Internet policy may change from time to time, and your use of this site will be subject to the policy in place at the time of use. Therefore, you should visit this Terms of Use section from time to time.

UCnet does not require you to provide personal information in order to use the site, nor does it gather personal information. Please note: UC’s benefits accounts (UCPath, UCRAYS and Fidelity NetBenefits) do gather personal information. For more information, please read the privacy information on your benefits site. UCnet links to many sites, both within and outside UC, that require and/or store personal information. UCnet is not responsible for the policies of those sites.

UCnet is intended to provide UC employees, retirees, job seekers, and other interested parties with convenient-to-use information about UC’s human resources and benefits. UCnet is regularly reviewed and monitored for accuracy and reliability, but human and technical errors occasionally happen. Therefore, UCnet does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, comprehensibility, or timeliness of the information provided on the site, and will not be held responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the use of the information provided, or for any results obtained from the use of such information. Further, UCnet is not responsible for any information provided on any site to or from which it is hyperlinked.

By authority of The Regents, University of California Human Resources and Benefits, located in Oakland, administers all benefit plans in accordance with applicable plan documents and regulations, custodial agreements, University of California Group Insurance Regulations, group insurance contracts, and state and federal laws. No person is authorized to provide benefits information not contained in these source documents, and information not contained in these source documents cannot be relied upon as having been authorized by The Regents. Source documents are available for inspection upon request (1-800-888-8267). What is written here does not constitute a guarantee of plan coverage or benefits—particular rules and eligibility requirements must be met before benefits can be received. The University of California intends to continue the benefits described here indefinitely; however, the benefits of all employees, retirees, and plan beneficiaries are subject to change or termination at the time of contract renewal or at any other time by the University or other governing authorities. The University also reserves the right to determine new premiums, employer contributions and monthly costs at any time. Health and welfare benefits are not accrued or vested benefit entitlements. UC’s contribution toward the monthly cost of the coverage is determined by UC and may change or stop altogether, and may be affected by the state of California’s annual budget appropriation. If you belong to an exclusively represented bargaining unit, some of your benefits may differ from the ones described here. Contact your Human Resources Office for more information.

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) provides for continued coverage for a certain period of time at applicable monthly COBRA rates if you, your spouse, or your dependents lose group medical, dental, or vision coverage because you terminate employment (for reasons other than gross misconduct); your work hours are reduced below the eligible status for these benefits; you die, divorce, or are legally separated; or a child ceases to be an eligible dependent. Note: The continuation period is calculated from the earliest of these qualifying events and runs concurrently with any other UC options for continued coverage. See your Benefits Representative for more information.

In conformance with applicable law and University policy, the University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Please send inquiries regarding the University’s affirmative action and equal opportunity policies for staff to Director of Diversity and Employee Programs, University of California Office of the President, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA 94612 and for faculty to Director of Academic Affirmative Action, University of California Office of the President, 1111 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94607.