University of California, San Diego
May 25, 2004
At UCSD, we take pride in building a supportive working environment. With the current budget climate, the University has been challenged to develop programs that recognize and value our wonderfully engaged employees.
A fine example of this creative approach, the 2004-05 Bonus Leave Program is a proposal to provide two days paid leave for all eligible staff. This one-time program is distinct from other paid leave programs such as holidays, vacation or paid administrative time off.
The leave will be prorated based on the percentage of appointment, e.g., an employee who works four hours per day will receive two four-hour days of bonus leave. Policy-covered employees, including career, limited and partial-year career appointments, may participate if they were hired on or before July 1, 2004, appointed at 50 percent or more of full time, and on active status effective December 15, 2004.
Employees are encouraged to use the bonus leave during the December 2004 Holiday period. After June 30, 2005 (if previously not used), the leave will be added to the employee's vacation accrual.
Additional details regarding the 2004-05 Bonus Leave Program are available at the following link: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/notice/bonus_leave_prop.pdf .
Represented employee entitlements will be subject to collective bargaining requirements. This program does not apply to UCSD academics or UCSD Healthcare. Separate programs are being developed for Medical Center and academic employees and will be communicated as appropriate.
Employees are invited to comment on the 2004-05 Bonus Leave Program proposal. Please send any comments via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) to the attention of Jenni Leibman in Employee Relations by June 4, 2004.