Benefits Overview

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The perks of working at UC Davis.

UC Davis received the 2017 World at Work Seal of Distinction, marking the fifth year in a row the university has been honored for our range of employee benefits, including extras and work-life initiatives that go beyond salary to create a positive work environment.

Discounts

The university partners with companies to publicize available discounts to UC Davis affiliates. Discounts can be accessed across a range of goods & services, including banking, vacation, auto & dining.

More information on participating partners. 

Additional Benefits

Family Care Resources

UC Davis provides access to prescreened caregivers, pet sitters, tutors and other family services.  

Fitness

Staff can access state-of-the-art exercise equipment, group fitness classes, climbing wall, running track and ball courts, swimming pools, intramural sports programs, craft classes, equestrian center, outdoor adventures and youth programs with an Activities and Recreation Center membership.

Tax-Savings Programs

  • Health Flexible Spending Account (HSA) and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) benefits lower your taxable income by allowing payment for eligible expenses on a pretax basis. Some medical plans also offer Tax Savings on Insurance Premium (TIP) options.
  • Transportation subsidies through the goClub allow pretax payroll deductions for purchasing discounted regional bus, train, carpool and vanpool passes.

Tuition Assistance & Professional Development

  • Eligible UC Davis staff can receive 20% off Open Campus courses.
  • The UC Davis Staff Scholarship Program awards funding for eligible staff to pursue professional certificates as well as associates, bachelors or graduate degrees at community colleges, state colleges, universities and professional schools.
  • The UC Davis Staff Dependent Scholarship Program awards funding for dependents of eligible staff who are attending UC Davis as undergraduate students.
  • The UC Davis Graduate School of Management Staff MBA Scholarship Program awards funding to eligible staff to cover up to 25% of fees for the Sacramento or Bay Area part-time MBA programs.
  • Learning & Development offered by Staff Development and Professional Services on the Davis campus and Training and Development at UC Davis Health offer courses, programs, certificate series, mentoring, confidential career counseling, online toolkits and more.

Workplace Flexibility

Many units have informal systems that support workplace flexibility on an occasional basis, such as compressed workweek, flextime and telework.