HR Announcements

2023 Performance Reviews

The non-union staff appraisal period will begin on Jan. 3, 2024. The OPE appraisal period will begin on March 11, 2024. Visit the Performance Management web pages to learn more.

Vacation Cap Updates

Effective January 1, 2024, the following changes will be made to the vacation cap for the following employee groups.

Employee Group

Current Cap

New Cap effective 1/1/2024


1.5 times annual accrual rate

240 hours (32 days)*

United Service Workers West

1.5 times annual accrual rate

256 hours (32 days)*

Administrators/Executive Officers

187.50 hours  (25 days)

225 hours (30 days)

Public Safety Officer Association

1.5 times annual accrual rate

240 hours (30 days)

ALPPL- Law Librarians

1.5 times annual accrual rate

195 hours (26 days)

USFFA Librarians

195 hours (26 days)

225 hours (30 days)

*cap will change on 1/1/25 to 30 days

Employees are eligible to accrue up to this cap regardless of their accrual rate.  If an employee reaches the cap or is above cap as of January 1, accruals will not start again until the balance falls below the cap.

USFWorks will be updated with these new plan rules by November 1. 


View your time off balance by: 

  • Selecting “View Time Off Balance As Of” in the Absence Worklet and entering a date; From search bar run the “Time of Results By Period” report to show accrual rate, time taken and balance as of one pay period or multiple periods.  
  • Vacation time is an important benefit and supports your overall well-being. Request time off by following your department’s protocols and be aware of periods of time when vacation may not be approved due to operational needs. 
  • All vacation requests must be entered into and approved in USFWorks before  time is taken. 

If you have questions, please contact

Network Alert

Anthem CA and University of California Health System (UC Health) have been engaged in negotiations to renew the terms of their contract. The parties have not reached a new agreement, but they have agreed to an extension. The contract will expire on March 1, 2024 at 12:00 a.m. Both Anthem CA and UC Health will continue to negotiate in good faith in an effort to reach an agreement.

The Benefits Team will continue to monitor the situation and share updates as they become available.

Providers Affected:

  • All UC Health System facilities and medical groups
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Encino Hospital Medical Center
  • Southern California Hospital – multiple locations
  • Sutter Medical Center – multiple locations
  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
  • California Pacific Medical Center – multiple locations
  • Mercy General Hospital

Introducing the HR Hiring Guidelines Training

We are excited to introduce this new training for all employees who participate in the pre-employment and hiring process.

Learn more about the training

Review the Navigating Workday Learning