The Dependent Care and Health Flexible Savings Accounts (FSAs) both let you save on your taxes by taking money from your paycheck each month to cover certain eligible expenses. There are important differences between the plans, though, in what happens to money remaining in your account at the end of the plan year. More>
Berkeley Lab employees are expected to uphold the University’s Ethical Values — integrity, excellence, accountability, and respect — and perform their duties in accordance with the Standards of Ethical Conduct. More>
In April, Secova Inc., working with UC Human Resources, will contact certain employees and retirees to reverify the eligibility of some dependents for health and welfare benefits. Failure to respond to, or comply with, the Family Member Eligibility Verification notifications may result in the de-enrollment of your unverified dependents. More>
The Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) is accepting award nominations for the Kevin McCauley Memorial Outstanding Staff Award and the Outstanding Senior Leadership Award. The awards honor employees who are supportive and inclusive of staff, and encourage equity and diversity. Deadline is Feb. 24. Pictured is former winner Lady Idos (right).
Over the next few days, staff with UC medical plans will receive Form 1095, which documents information provided on 2016 federal tax returns regarding health insurance coverage. Taxpayers don’t need to delay filing their returns until they receive their form, and can use other information about their health coverage to prepare returns. More>
Franklin Dollar grew up on a small Pomo Indian reservation near Geyserville, with no running water, electricity, or internet access. He had a great science teacher who pushed him towards college. As a student at UC Berkeley, he got a job at Berkeley Lab via the UC Leadership Excellence Through Advanced Degrees Program. Now he’s a physics and astronomy professor at UC Irvine. More>
Staff across the UC system who are interested in public policy, advocacy, and the future direction of the university are encouraged to apply to become the next staff advisor to the UC Regents. The application period is now open through March 10. More>
Among items on this list developed by the University of California? The flavors can be toxic, e-cigarettes contain nicotine, the batteries can explode, and, according to research conducted at Berkeley Lab, vaping has harmful secondhand and thirdhand effects. More>
When you receive your annual W-2 Wage and Tax Statement later this month, scammers will use the opportunity to try to get their hands on your personal information. The IRS estimates that identity thieves have stolen over $8 billion over the past few years, with a significant increase in phishing and malware incidents during tax season. UC offers some protection tips here.
Teamsters Local 2010 has provided notice of its intent to strike on Tuesday, Jan. 10, based on perceived unfair labor practices by the University. The University views the union’s charges as being without foundation, and therefore considers the strike unlawful because the parties are still in active negotiations and no impasse has been reached. More>