See below for help with:
UC Berkeley Library employees may obtain benefits forms and literature from LHRD, and counseling assistance from the Library's "DBC." Every department should have a designated DBC, normally the payroll personnel manager or assistant.
Laurie Pangelina, Benefits Analyst
Please email to schedule counseling appointments. If possible e-mail Laurie about what you'd like to discuss, in case preparation is advisable. It also never hurts to have a current paystub in hand when you come in.
Rule #1: When in doubt, ASK.
Rule #2: Ask? When? ALWAYS. And not later, NOW.
There's typically a 31-day deadline from the date of any personal, family, or employment status change, by which you must file to take advantage of benefits options: for instance, marriage or divorce; birth, adoption, or marriage of a dependent child; initial employment, termination of employment, or change in your (or your spouse's) employment status.
If you let this floating one-month window shut, you may permanently forfeit important benefit options - or incur substantial financial losses, without realizing it!
Nothing good happens automatically. If you think something might or should happen a certain way, you can probably be that it won't. Take all precautions, monitor your affairs, double-check behind you, and stay alert for administrative spitballs & pitfalls. You're' in charge!
Corollary: Read (or ask about) the fine print - before, not afterwards. Ask for more help if it doesn't make any sense.
UC Benefits/At Your Service
Financial Planning Help
Lost your PIN? Can't get in!
No UC employee can tell you what your PIN is. If you don't remember the PIN you were assigned, get yourself one you'll always recall - now! If you've lost or forgotten your PIN, you may obtain a new one via At Your Service.