The University of California and UCSD are committed to helping academic appointees balance the needs of career and family. Toward this end, family accommodation policies and family-friendly programs and services have been established to create a supportive, equitable, and productive academic environment.
Family accommodation policies provide childbearing leave, work accommodations during pregnancy, periods of active service with modified duties, parental leave without pay, extension of the probationary period for assistant-level appointees, deferral of merit reviews, and periods of flexible workload for assistant-level ladder-rank faculty. Leave provisions meet or exceed Family and Medical Leave Act and California Family Rights Act requirements. See the UCSD Policy and Procedure Manual, Section 230-15 (Family Accommodations Policy), for specific eligibility requirements.
Family-friendly programs and services include employment assistance for spouses and partners of General Campus ladder-rank faculty, child care services and referrals, summer camps and year-round recreation programs for children, confidential counseling services, eldercare information and support, and a lactation accommodation program for nursing mothers.
UCSD also offers an extensive benefits program in support of its employees and their families.
For advice regarding your individual situation, contact your department’s academic personnel representative.
Use of family accommodation benefits is reported or requested (depending on the benefit) on the UCSD Family Accommodations Reporting (FAR) forms: