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New Employee Orientation: Employee Programs and Services

Kids say the darndest things

UCSD has been recognized by the Work-Life Coalition of San Diego for the quality of its work/ life policies, which help support and develop healthy and productive employees.

The university offers a wide variety of programs and services to help you be successful in your work and home life.

Family support

Flexible work arrangements offer variations of the official UCSD work schedule, including:

  • Alternative work schedules
    • Flextime
    • Alternative work weeks
  • Telecommuting

Catastrophic Leave Donation Program affords continuation of salary to eligible employees.

Child care programs and services can help you plan for and respond to family needs, including:

Dependent Flexible Spending Account allows payment for eligible dependent care expenses with pretax salary deductions.

Eldercare resources include an eldercare support group, referrals, and links to additional resources.

Employee discounts are available to faculty and staff for activities on and off-campus.

Employee support and assistance

Health Flexible Spending Account allows payment for eligible healthcare expenses with pretax salary deductions.

Legal Plan is an employee-paid insurance plan covering basic legal expenses.

Work/ Life Express outlines work/ life programs and services available at UCSD.

Contact the Employee Programs and Recognition team at or (858) 822-2633.