Riverside Membership Meeting – Appointments and Job Security @ Webber Hall, Room 2294
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What rights does our contract provide with regard to appointment length and appointment letters? What does a layoff mean? What if you find another job before your appointment end date? Join us at our next meeting to learn more about everything appointment-related, and hear from other Postdocs about their experiences. This is also a good opportunity to ask any other questions that you may have.

Lunch will be provided!

Riverside Membership Meeting – Teaching Opportunities @ Webber Hall, Room 3239
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you interested in gaining teaching experience as a Postdoc? In this month’s membership meeting, we will discuss opportunities for Postdocs to hone their teaching skills. We’ll talk about different kinds of teaching, whether formal or informal, and how to build those experiences into your CV. We’ll also discuss opportunities for teaching in the area, both within UC and outside.

Lunch will be provided!

Riverside Membership Meeting – Mental Health Resources for Postdocs @ Boyce Hall, Room 2158
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This month’s membership meeting will focus on the range of mental/behavioral health resources that are available to Postdocs. This includes what is available on campus, as well as off campus. We’ll also cover how to find providers under our HMO and PPO health care plans. And as always, we are each other’s greatest resource so any information or feedback that you can contribute to this conversation will be most appreciated!

Lunch will be provided!

Riverside Membership Meeting – Resolving Workplace Conflicts @ Webber Hall, Room 3239
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we’ll discuss the grievance process for resolving work-related concerns, problems and/or issues, including your rights under our contract. The grievance process is an essential component of contract enforcement. Please join us for this important conversation.

Lunch will be provided!

Riverside Membership Meeting – Health Benefits Open Enrollment @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2158
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This month during our Membership Meeting, we’ll discuss the UC Postdoc Benefits Plan:

  • How does health insurance work in the US?
  • What is the difference between the HMO and the PPO medical plan?
  • What are my out-of-pocket medical expenses?
  • How to find a General Physician/Pediatrician/Dentist/Endodontist?
  • And more.

Especially helpful if you’re a relatively new Postdoc, or you want to educate yourself on all options before the Open Enrollment period starting on October 31.

Riverside – AR Unity Meeting @ TBD
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Riverside – AR Contract Information Meetings @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2153
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Riverside Membership Meeting – Health Benefits Open Enrollment @ Webber 2294
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we will be discussing Personal Time Off and the various kinds of leaves (Maternity, Parental, Personal, Medical, etc.) available to Postdocs, how to make use of those leaves when needed, as well as how paid sick days and holidays work under the contract.

Lunch will be provided!