Because of expected budget shortfalls related to the COVID-19 crisis, the University of California is considering a new systemwide program to achieve additional operational and salary savings.
This program would expand the existing winter curtailment period, which is currently tentatively scheduled from December 28th to December 30th, or add new curtailment periods as needed to achieve a minimum of five curtailment days at every UC location in fiscal year 2020-21. The proposed program would be progressive in its impact on employees: higher compensated employees would carry a relatively larger percentage of the burden through a tiered plan designed to protect employees with lower earnings.
Under the draft proposal, employees would be grouped into salary tiers and employees in each tier would be allowed to use a different combination of paid and unpaid time off to cover a minimum five-day curtailment (inclusive of the existing three-day curtailment in December 2020). This program would be implemented in the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Any additional days of curtailment would be subject to administration by campus-based policies and/or preferences.
Each campus has been asked to solicit feedback from its staff, faculty, and fiscal year academic employees. No final decisions have been made at this time.
How to Provide Feedback to UCOP
Please share your thoughts on the proposed program by answering the questions on the site linked below by 11:59 p.m. on November 4, 2020: https://tinyurl.com/ucr-curtailment-feedback.
This survey is anonymous and your identity will not be associated with your responses.