Employment at University of California locations – including Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (prior to 10/01/07) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (prior to 06/01/06) – and State of California agencies (including service with the California State Universities) is counted toward service credit. Employment for each period must have been at 50% time or greater to qualify.
Periods of leave with pay, military leave, and leave without pay due to a work-incurred injury or illness are included when calculating length of employment service. However, periods of leave without pay are not included.
Years of service are used to determine vacation accrual rate, service milestones, and retirement benefit eligibility.
Viewing your Years of Service
To view information about your years of service, click the link for Employee Self Service, and login using your Berkeley Lab username and password. Here you will see the calculation of your service time based on your employment records. You may submit a request to inquire about the calculation of your service time by clicking the link to the Years of Service Inquiry Form at the bottom of the page.
Berkeley Lab Vacation Accrual and Service Milestones
For information on vacation accrual rates based on qualifying years of service, please reference the Vacation Policy.
Service Pins based on years of service are awarded to employees in Career, Term, Limited, or Postdoctoral Fellow appointments when they reach the following service milestones: 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years.
How do I view my years of service for retirement?
- Visit the University of California’s At Your Service Online and log in
- Click ‘Retirement Estimator’
- Under “Information used to calculate your UCRP estimates’ view your ‘Current years of UCRP service credit’
If you have any retirement questions, please contact the University of California’s Retirement Administrative Service Center (RASC) at 800-888-8267 or by via Online Form.