Systemwide Family Friendly Policy Announcements

UC is committed to supporting faculty and staff who need time off to care for a family member or to bond with a new child. The following policies are in support of this goal.

UC Family Friendly Policies for Academic Employees

The University of California has established policies to express its commitment to a workplace culture supportive of family care-giving responsibilities.

Some of the major policy subject areas include:

  • Identifying in one policy (APM-760) the types of family accommodation policies available for childbearing and childrearing purposes;
  • Extending the period of active service-modified duties for birth mothers;
  • Providing guidance on part-time faculty appointments;
  • Clarifying that academic appointees shall not be arbitrarily disadvantaged in their promotion, advancement, or compensation because they have elected to take a childbearing or parental leave, to stop the clock, or to defer a personnel review.

Academic employees need to be especially aware of the effect, if any, of a period of leave on benefits such as health insurance and disability insurance. To clarify benefits status while on leave, academic appointees should consult well in advance of a leave with staff in their department, and the Academic Personnel Office.

The policies of the Academic Personnel Manual do not apply to academic employees covered by collective bargaining agreements. For details about the implementation of policies, programs, and collective bargaining agreements, see Bargaining Units & Contracts on UCnet.

UC Santa Barbara Academic Personnel Manual