University of California, Berkeley

Employee Initiated Reduction in Time (ERIT) Program

The University is renewing the Employee-initiated Reduction in Time (ERIT) Program to enable eligible career staff (except Senior Management Group members) to voluntarily reduce their working time and corresponding pay. Eligible employees may begin to sign up for ERIT immediately. The program will be in effect from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.

Departments have the option to implement or not implement ERIT. In departments that choose to participate in ERIT, an employee may request the department head’s approval to voluntarily reduce working time, within specific limits, from a minimum of one month to a maximum of 24 months. For exclusively represented employees, participation in ERIT is subject to collective bargaining. Please check the ERIT Frequently Asked Questions for current information regarding approval by specific unions.

A full ERIT program description, sign-up forms, and a section covering frequently asked questions is provided to assist departments and employees choosing to use the ERIT program. The completed ERIT Contract and Amendment Form  (PDF) must be received by HR Records Management no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 1st of the month in which the contract/amendment is effective to allow for processing.

The completed contract/amendment form should be sent to:

Central HR Records Management
2199 Addison St., Room 192 (University Hall), MC 3540
Fax: (510) 642-2888