Childbirth Accommodation and Childcare Reimbursement

Consistent with UC Irvine’s priority for establishing and encouraging family-friendly policies, the following provisions for Childbirth Accommodation and Childcare Reimbursement have been established.

Childbirth Accommodation Fund

Childbirth Accommodation Fund for Teaching Assistants and Graduate Student Researchers

The university's contract with the UAW provides salaried ASEs (Teaching Assistants and Teaching Associates) appointed for a minimum of 25% time for the duration of the quarter up to six weeks paid leave for childbirth. This benefit has been extended to eligible graduate students appointed as Graduate Student Researchers (GSRs) for a minimum of 25% time for the duration of the quarter.  A central Childbirth Accommodation Fund has been established to pay the salaries of eligible ASEs and GSRs during the time they are on leave.

Childcare Reimbursement for Student Employees

Childcare Reimbursement Fund for Academic Student Employees

The contract between the University and the UAW also provides for a systemwide Childcare Reimbursement program for eligible ASEs (including hourly ASEs, i.e. Readers and Tutors) appointed for a minimum of 25% time for the duration of the academic quarter. During the academic year (fall, winter, spring quarters) the reimbursement limit is $900 per quarter for eligible childcare expenses incurred during the ASE’s appointment period.  During the summer, the reimbursement limit is $900 irrespective of the number of summer sessions in which an ASE is employed. A central Childcare Reimbursement Fund has been established to pay for reimbursable childcare expenses.

Childcare Reimbursement for Grad Student Researchers

Childcare Reimbursement Fund for Graduate Student Researchers

Starting Fall 2013, the University of California extended the Childcare Reimbursement program to eligible Graduate Student Researchers appointed for a minimum of 25% time for the duration of the academic quarter.  GSRs may be reimbursed up to $900 per quarter for eligible childcare expenses. 

Both the Childbirth Accommodation Fund and the Childcare Reimbursement Fund are administered by the Graduate Division.  For complete eligibility information and procedures, please see ASE/GSR Childbirth Accommodation and Childcare Reimbursement Program Procedures.

Childcare Reimbursement for Grad Student Fellows

Childcare Reimbursement Fund for Graduate Student Fellows - Effective Fall 2015

Effective Fall 2015, certain graduate student fellows who meet minimum criteria are eligible for the Childcare Reimbursement program.  Each eligible fellow may receive up to $900 per academic quarter for eligible childcare expenses incurred during the regular academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters).  During the summer, the reimbursement limit is $900 for the entire duration of the summer period from July 1-September 30.

An eligible fellow is a registered graduate student with a university-administered fellowship who has (a) qualified dependent(s).  To be eligible for the program, the university-administered fellowship must cover the full amount of California resident fees and tuition, and provide a minimum stipend of $5,000 for the quarter to be reimbursed.  During the summer, the fellowship must provide a minimum stipend of $5,000.  For complete eligibility information and procedures, please see Graduate Student Fellow Childcare Reimbursement Program Procedures.

Forms

Contact

Gina Anzivino
Senior Employment and Fellowships Analyst
Graduate Division
(949) 824-8120