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A WORKPLACE YOU CAN SMILE ABOUT

As the most diverse university in California, and sixth most in the nation, UCR is a dynamic place to work. We are happy to be a source of information and a point of connection for our talented UCR faculty and staff.

Get Involved With the Campus LGBT Community

We welcome faculty and staff that would like to get further involved with our LGBT and allies community. Opportunities abound.

Enrolling Your Spouse/Partner in UC Health & Retirement Benefits

Enrolling a Non-Registered Partner

If you are in a non-registered same-sex domestic partnership, you can enroll your partner for UC health and welfare benefits by checking the appropriate box on the health enrollment form. Note that you also have to agree to provide, if asked, certain proof of domestic partnership (listed in UC's domestic partnership booklet *pdf).

To enroll your non-registered partner for retirement benefits, you must take additional action. You must mail the Office of the President a form known as the UBEN 250, (Declaration of Domestic Partnership) and three supporting documents. The form, the mailing address, a list of acceptable supporting documents, and much more is available in UC's domestic partnership booklet (*pdf).

Enrolling a Registered Partner

If you are in a registered domestic partnership, you can enroll your partner for UC health and welfare benefits by checking the appropriate box on the health enrollment form. Be sure to tell your benefits rep if you have a California-registered partnership, so that UC handles your tax withholding correctly (you pay federal tax on the benefits you provide, but not California tax).

To enroll your registered partner for retirement benefits, you must take additional action. Mail the UC Office of the President a copy of your California partnership registration. UC's excellent booklet on domestic partnership benefits (*pdf) provides the mailing address and other useful information.

Enrolling a Spouse

If you have a same-sex spouse, you can enroll them just like an opposite-sex spouse, with one exception. You must tell your benefits representative that you have a same-sex spouse so that UC will handle your tax withholding correctly. Because the federal government does not recognize same-sex marriage, you have to pay federal tax on the benefits that you provide your same-sex spouse. You do not have to pay California tax on the benefits for your spouse. Be sure your rep knows your situation.

Register Your Partnership

Want to register your partnership with the State of California? Check out the California Secretary of State website.

Still Have Questions?

If you still have questions, please contact UCR Human Resources, your UCR benefits representative or us.

Transgender Health Coverage

For details on transgender health coverage and how to access it, contact us, or UCR Health Care Facilitator Mary A. Johnson at 951-827-1425 or marj@ucr.edu.

UC Non-Discrimination Milestones

The University of California system is a national leader in LGBT-inclusive policies. “Sexual orientation” was added to its non-discrimination statement in 1983. In 2004, it became one of the first institutions in the nation to ban discrimination on the basis of gender identity. A year later, it became one of the first to provide transgender health coverage for employees.

Read our non-discrimination policy.

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