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UC Pension Plan’s Funded Status Improves

Thanks to strong investment returns and increased contributions from UC and employees, the funded status of the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) increased to 80 percent from 76 percent as of July 1. More>

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Pre-Retirement Planning Classes Offered

The UC Berkeley Retirement Center hosts the six-class, Friday afternoon series, which starts Oct. 17 and continues through Nov. 21. Priority is given to registrants who can attend all sessions. The sessions are geared towards those planning to retire within the next one-to-five years. More>

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Poem by Soon-to-Retire HVAC Tech Extols Lab’s Efforts to Help Mankind

While the Facilities Division’s Russ Guidi only worked here for seven and a half years, it was enough time for the Lab’s research to make a big impression, prompting him to write a moving poem before his last day tomorrow, when he retires. More>

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June 18 Retirement Reception for Medical Director Peter Lichty, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Event takes place in Bldg. 26; Health Services closes at 1 p.m. that day except emergencies.

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Congratulation to This Year’s Lab Retirees

Thank you for the years of service, and best of luck with your new life. More>

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CRD’s Chuck McParland Retiring After 41 Years of Advancing Scientific Data Collection

His far-reaching work has reached into space, Antarctica, and the South Pole. More>

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Retirement Plan Contributions to Increase July 1 for Most Employees

Staff hired before July 2013 will pay 8% of pay, up from 6.5%. More>

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UC Simplifies Retiree Health Benefits Rules

Policy-covered employees eligible for UCRP on June 30, 2013, will be subject to the eligibility rules that were in place as of that date. More>

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Lab Retiree Group Honors Ed Lofgren on His 100th Birthday

In February, the Ex-Ls retiree group feted Ed Lofgren on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Lofgren helped develop the Bevatron and later became its first director. He was the overseer of the Bevatron when the first anti-proton was discovered. In recognition of his leadership and expertise he became the first Director of the Accelerator Division. Lofgren received many well wishes as well as a signed certificate from Director Paul Alivisatos. Lofgren, left, is pictured with Anna Morrish (center), and Louise Vogelsberg. The group also former Lab Director Andy Sessler receipt of the Fermi Award.

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Retirement Center Hosts Conference on ‘Aging in America’

Lab employees are invited to attend a daylong conferences on “An Aging America: Challenges and Opportunities” on Thursday, May 15 at His Lordships restaurant in the Berkeley Marina. The keynote speaker will be former Michigan governor and current UC Berkeley professor Jennifer Granholm. Go here for more information. Cost for the event is $35. Payment and registration must be received by Tuesday, May 13. Mail the form and a check to Retirement Center, 1925 Walnut Street, Berkeley, 94720, or drop off at this location between 1 and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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