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Human Resources

UARC Human Resources provides support, guidance, advice, and counsel to University Affiliated Research Center management and staff for all human resource functions. The HR staff is located in Building 19, Room 1089.

Contact

HR Manager
Esther Sylvan
(650) 604-0541

HR Analyst
Debbie Murchison
(650) 604-0534

Employee Benefits

Staff/Academic Employees
UC/UARC employees are eligible for a comprehensive and varied benefit plan. Contact the UARC HR office for general information on:

  • your eligibility for benefits
  • your deadline for initial enrollment in benefits
  • the effective date of your benefits

For specific questions or counseling about benefit plans, changing beneficiaries or coverage, please contact the UCSC campus Benefits Office at (831) 459-2013. Information is also available at the UC Santa Cruz Benefits Office website or at UC Office of the President's Bencom website.

Postdoctoral Scholars
The University of California has partnered with Garnett-Powers and Associates to offer a comprehensive benefits programs for Postdoctoral Scholars and their families. Contact the UARC Human Resources office to discuss:

  • your eligibility for benefits
  • your deadline for initial enrollment in benefits
  • the effective date of your benefits

For specific questions or counseling about benefit plans, changing beneficiaries or coverage, please contact Garnett-Powers and Associates, toll free at 800-254-1758 or visit the GPA website.

Benefits Contact Information:
UC Santa Cruz Benefits Office
UC Office of the President's Bencom

At Your Service

UCSC offers you a self-service option to complete any of the transactions below by visiting At Your Service.

  • Updating your personal information (changing home address, phone number, etc)
  • Calculating and updating your tax withholding information (updating W4/DE)
  • Your Benefits Online
  • Viewing your UC earnings and deductions for current & past pay periods
  • Connecting to the FITSCo site for information and options on UC Retirement Savings Programs

Personnel Policies

The following are informational summaries re: vacation, sick leave, holidays, time reporting, pay, leaves, etc. You may contact the UARC Human Resources office for information on which policies apply to you.

Information for Foreign Scholars

UARC HR staff provide visa processing support to employees. 

International Scholar & Student Services Office (ISSS) 
http://oie.ucsc.edu/is3/   

UCSC Visa Policies & Procedures
http://oie.ucsc.edu/is3/faculty/policy.html

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/index.htm

Internal Revenue Service
http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/

Forms

Staff Holidays

2015-2016 Holidays

  • Thursday, December 24 Christmas Eve
  • Friday, December 25 Christmas Day
  • Thursday, December 31 New Year's Eve
  • Friday, January 1 – New Year's Day
  • Monday, January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 15 – President's Day
  • Friday, March 25  – Cesar Chavez Day
  • Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day
  • Monday, July 4 – Independence Day
  • Monday, September 5 – Labor Day
  • Monday, October 10 – Columbus Day
  • Friday, November 11 Veteran's Day
  • Thursday, November 24 Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, December 23 Christmas Eve (Observed)
  • Monday, December 26 Christmas Day (Observed)
  • Friday, December 30 New Year's Eve (Observed)
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