Announcements

2018-2019 Academic Year Tuition Amount 

Below please find the new 2017-2018 Academic Year tuition amounts.

Total Tuition for 2017-18: $16,907.79

Fall 2018:

  • Total Tuition:    $5,637.27
    • Remission amount:  $5,510.64
    • Balance of Fees amount: $126.63 (BOF)

Winter 2019:

  • Total Tuition:    $5,636.26
    • Remission amount:  $5,510.64
    • Balance of Fees amount: $125.62 (BOF)

Spring 2019:

  • Total Tuition:    $5,634.26
    • Remission amount:  $5,510.64
    • Balance of Fees amount:$123.62 0(BOF)

As a reminder, if you are paying the student a GSR salary and fee remissions, the remissions do not cover Balance of Fees (BOF), which have to be paid from unrestricted funds (78 account). The BOF (Balance of Fees) per quarter is as follows:

Fall - $126.63

Winter - $125.62

Spring - $123.62

Total: $375.87

Changes for Postdoctoral Scholar early separation and exception requests

February 23, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

We are announcing procedural changes for Postdoctoral Scholar early separation and exception requests.

Early separations will no longer be part of the Exception Request Form. Instead, the new Early Separation Form is required for all Postdoctoral Scholar early separation requests.

The Early Separation Formis used when a Postdoctoral Scholar leaves the University prior to their approved appointment end date. If the appointment is ending due to a pending reclassification to another title, an Out of Unit Form must be completed instead.

The Exception Request Form is used for reductions in time and sixth-year appointment requests.

As a friendly reminder, please submit the exception request form to Academic Services at least thirty days in advance of the requested start date. 

We hope these new and updated forms clarify the early separation and exception request processes. 

If you have any questions, please contact postdoc@grad.ucla.edu.

Please visit https://grad.ucla.edu/funding/working-at-ucla/postdocs/appointment-guidelines-forms/  for further instructions.  

 

Sincerely,

Academic Services

UCLA Graduate Division

postdoc@grad.ucla.edu

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June 1, 2018 UC Postdoctoral Salary Scale 

The Postdoctoral Scholar salary/stipend minimum rates have been increased in accordance with the fiscal year 2018 National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award stipend levels. 

This applies to the following:

All new Postdoctoral Scholar appointments with a begin date of June 1, 2018 or later                                        

All Postdoctoral Scholar re/appointments with an anniversary date of June 1, 2018 or later                             

 All Postdoctoral Scholar multi-year re/appointments with an anniversary date of June 1, 2018 or later       

This does not apply to the following:

Postdoctoral Scholars who have been appointed before June 1, 2018

Postdoctoral Scholars reappointed before June 1, 2018

Postdoctoral Scholars with an anniversary date before June 1, 2018 

Please note changes to the Postdoc Salary Scale as per UC-UAW policy. New Stipend Rates are effective June 1, 2016. Be sure to refer to the new salary scale when reappointing any postdocs.  

June 1, 2018 UC Postdoctoral Salary Scale 

             

Level

Months

Annual

Monthly

 

0-11

$49,188

$4,099

1 

12-23

$51,324

$4,277

2 

24-35

$53,184

$4,432

3

36-47

$55,308

$4,609

4

48-59

$57,528

$4,794

5*

60-71

$59,736

$4,978


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Postdoc Healthcare Premium Contributions

In accordance with the provisions of Article 3, Benefits, of the Agreement between the University of California and the UAW, effective January 1, 2012, postdoctoral scholars began contributing a portion of the medical premium for the HMO. For the postdoctoral scholar only and the postdoctoral scholar plus child(ren), the contribution is 2% of the premium; for the postdoctoral scholar and partner, and the postdoctoral scholar family benefits, the contribution is 3%.

Plan Year 2018

Coverage Type

HMO

PPO

LTD

Postdoc

$10.78

$20

$8.55

Postdoc + Partner

$38.81

$40

$8.55

Postdoc + Child(ren)

$18.86

$40

$8.55

Postdoc + Partner + Child(ren)

$49.32

$60

$8.55

The Collection/Payment Process

Postdocs who are paid through the campus payroll system will have their deductions for the contributions taken from their paychecks. Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. (GPA) will be collecting contributions for those postdocs without sufficient payroll to pay for the contributions. GPA will not only be collecting the HMO contributions, but also the PPO and Voluntary Long-Term Disability contribution amounts.

GPA will initially mail an invoice to the postdoc’s home, displaying the amounts owed for each line of coverage. All consequent billings will be done via e-mail. The initial invoice will contain a web address where the postdoc must register to supply his/her e-mail address, as well as indicate the preferred method of payment: Credit card, debit card or check. Instructions will be available to assist the postdoc in indicating the payment method and making the payment online. The payment will be due by the first of the month as payment for that month’s coverage.

Important Information for Postdoctoral Scholar-Fellows (Title code 3253): Opt-Out Form for Health Premium Deductions

Based on NIH guidelines, Postdoctoral Scholar-Fellows must authorize the deduction of the monthly health premiums from their stipend. All postdoc fellows (title code 3253) should use the Opt-Out Form, during both initial and open enrollment. If the forms are not returned, the fellows will have the deduction taken out of their stipend.

If you have any questions concerning the information above, please review the Frequently Asked Questions or contact Customer Service:

Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. 
Please call us Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm 
Toll free at 1-800-254-1758

Contact PSBP Services
psbp@garnett-powers.com

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The University of California Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan (PSBP) Open Enrollment is fast approaching. The Open Enrollment period will begin on October 25 and ends on November 20, 2018. 

There will be no significant changes for UC benefits offering in 2019; however, we encourage you to review your benefit elections carefully and choose the right benefits for you and your family. All new elections will be effective as of January 1, 2019. 

Changes you may make during this time are:
* Enroll or delete eligible dependents 
* Enroll in plans you previously waived
* Change your medical plan
* Change your dental plan
* Waive medical, dental, and/or vision plan coverage


Please visit the Garnett-Powers plan website on or after October 25 to view the new rates and how to make Open Enrollment plan changes. If you do not re-enroll, you will keep the same plans and dependents you currently have. Changes cannot be made after open enrollment ends (unless you have a family status change) so please review the material carefully. 
 

 
 

 

Postdoc Benefits: 2018 Monthly Rates and Contributions

The link provided contains the new postdoc http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/index.html

GSR Salary Scale, Remissions, and Student fee Updates 2017-2018

 

100%

50%

Step

Annual/12

Monthly

Annual/12

Monthly

1

$39,096.00

$3,258.00

19,548.00

$1,629.00

2

$42,144.00

$3,512.00

21,072.00

$1,756.00

3

$46,740.00

$3,895.00

23,370.00

$1,947.50

4

$50,484.00

$4,207.00

25,242.00

$2,103.50

5

$53,832.00

$4,486.00

26,916.00

$2,243.00

6

$56,340.00

$4,695.00

28,170.00

$2,347.50

7

$60,852.00

$5,071.00

30,426.00

$2,535.50

8

$65,700.00

$5,475.00

32,850.00

$2,737.50

9

$70,968.00

$5,914.00

35,484.00

$2,957.00

10

$76,620.00

$6,385.00

38,310.00

$3,192.50

 

Pay Cycle Change for NEWLY APPOINTED Postdoc-Fellows (3253), Effective March 1, 2018

Effective March 1, 2018, stipends for all newly appointed Postdoctoral Scholar-Fellows (3253s) will be disbursed in arrears. This disbursement schedule is currently in use at all other UC campuses for this title code, and will prepare our campus to synchronize with the future UCPath disbursement schedule.

Currently, stipend disbursements are released approximately two weeks prior to the work month (e.g., February 2018 stipend was disbursed on January 18, 2018). The new disbursement schedule will release stipend disbursements approximately one to two weeks prior to the following work month (e.g., March 2018 stipend will be disbursed between mid-to-late March 2018 and April 1, 2018).

 

This change will affect only 1) new Postdoctoral Scholar-Fellow (3253) hires to the University and 2) current Postdoctoral Scholars appointed in another Postdoctoral Scholar title codes (3252, 3254, 3255, and 3256) and then reappointed or revised to include the Postdoctoral Scholar-Fellow title code (3253) on or after March 1, 2018.

If you have any questions about the above revision in procedures, please contact Lori Tagawa at ltagawa@grad.ucla.edu

            Objective Measurement of English Language Proficiency for New J-1 Exchange Visitors    (Effective January 5, 2015)

Any DS-2019 form issued on or after January 5, 2015 will require the student or scholar beginning a new J-1 program to demonstrate English language proficiency in one of three ways:

1.    A recognized English language test https://grad.ucla.edu/gasaa/admissions/ENGREQ.HTM

2.    Signed documentation from an academic institution or English language school;

3.    A documented interview conducted by the faculty supervisor either in-person or by videoconferencing, or by telephone if videoconferencing is not a viable option.

The new form must be included with DS-2019 Request Applications submitted on or after January 5, 2015.

Form: http://visa.dgsom.ucla.edu/files/view/docs/English.Proficiency.Certification.11.13.14.pdf             

 

 Discontinue Distribution of UAW Deduction Authorization Forms

 

 

Due to the passing of state law SB 866 in response to the Janus v. Afscme decision, we will no longer issue UAW Deduction Authorization Forms to any Postdoctoral Scholars, regardless of change in title code or new hire.  

 

If Postdoctoral Scholarshave questions regarding Union dues or membership, please contact the UAW directly. Do not provide guidance to Postdoctoral Scholars regarding Union membership.