Accrued Vacation Payout Program for employees impacted by the 2022-23 winter storms

To: UCSC Staff and Faculty

From: Patricia L. Hardaway, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor Staff Human Resources

The 2022-23 winter storms caused significant damage across our region. We know many are experiencing financial hardships caused by this event and want to do all we can to support employees through the recovery.

In response to this, we are activating the UC Santa Cruz Employee Emergency Accrued Vacation Payout Program. The program is a temporary resource for eligible UCSC employees who are experiencing unexpected financial challenges as a result of the 2022-23 winter storms.

The program provides a one time payout of up to 80 hours of accrued vacation and is open to fiscal-year academic, represented and policy-covered staff employees, including probationary, career, partial-year career, limited and contract employees, who meet eligibility requirements. Applications may be submitted January 30, 2023 through April 30, 2023. Program guidelines, eligibility requirements and instructions for applying will be communicated shortly. 

We continue to encourage everyone to consider safety first and be well.