Employees who voluntarily separate from employment are considered to have resigned from their University employment. Please work with your department to provide written formal notification of your voluntary resignation.
These are the different types of separations:
Resigning from UCSF
Resigning from university appointment
Transferring from UCSF
- Transferring into another position within the UC system without a break in service (no gap between start and end date)
- To ensure a smooth transition, please provide your HR contact name and email of your new UC location (this information should be provided to your department at the time of your resignation)
Timesheets must be completed and approved in HBS timekeeping system one week prior to your separation date.
If you accrue leave time: You will receive a check for your accrued vacation through your last day, but not paid for accrued sick time.
If you do not accrue leave time: Unused vacation/PTO will be forfeited (i.e. postdoctoral scholars, residents and clinical fellows).
If you are enrolled in UC benefits, your insurance coverage will continue through the end of the month of separation date (i.e. last date/separating on June 15, benefits will continue through to June 30) provided you have paid any required employee portion of the insurance premiums.
UCPath access after you leave UCSF: Separated employees have modified access to the UC employee portal, UCPath online, for three years after separation.
- Make sure you have added your personal email address to your UCPath profile before your separation date at UCSF.
- Registering for UCPath online former employee access
- With modified access, former employees can:
- print W-2 annual statements
- view paycheck statements
- change mailing address – for example to keep address current to receive W-2 by mail
- With modified access, former employees can:
Important information for University of California COBRA Beneficiaries: If you do not receive a COBRA package within 30 days of your separation, please follow up with Discovery Benefits at 844-561-1338. Please note that you have 60 days beginning on the date of your separation to enroll in COBRA.
If additional COBRA resources are needed, please visit the COBRA FAQs.
Residents and clinical fellows
PlanSource, our COBRA Vendor, will send the COBRA packet to the mailing address on file within three (3) to four (4) weeks from the date Campus Benefits Office enters your health plan termination date into the insurance database.
DCP, 403b or 457b Fidelity Accounts: If you have less than $2,000 in any plan (DC, 403b or 457b) when you leave UC employment, you must request a total distribution. Contact Fidelity Retirement Services at 866-682-7787 or Fidelity's website for information and account balance. For questions regarding the retirement savings program, which includes the Defined Contribution Plan, the 403(b) and 457(b) Plans, please contact Fidelity at 866-682-7787.
If you leave UC and decide to keep your retirement plan accumulations in the plan, it’s important to keep your address up to date so UC can reach you. Please visit the following websites to review, confirm and update your contact information:
If you have at least five years of UCRP service credit and would like to discuss your UCRP benefit prior to your separation from UC employment, please contact:
UCRP questions after separation
Have questions regarding UCRP after you have separated from UC employment? Direct them to the UC Retirement Administration Service Center (RASC).
To determine your eligibility, you must file a claim at a local office of the State of California Employment Development Department. You may file unemployment insurance claims by calling EDD at 800-300-5616 or by visiting their website.
Please return your keys, University ID card, and any other University property to your supervisor. Please unlock/sign out of UCSF electronic devices before returning it to your direct supervisor/manager.
If your manager requires access to your email after your separation, please complete the consent form: UCSF Consent Form for Access to Electronic Communication Records
UCSF will send a brief, anonymous exit interview survey to campus/health teammates in staff appointments who voluntarily resign from a single appointment or separate from UCSF (including retirees).
Our teammates are a critical part of the success of UCSF’s mission, and we strive to continually improve the environment and experience for those who work here. This survey is intended to gather feedback related to our teammates experience at UCSF.
- Participation is voluntary but encouraged.
- The survey should take five minutes or less to complete.
- Teammates will receive the survey link in a separation email once their manager approves the separation case.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Exit Survey
Q. Why is UCSF sending these surveys?
To gather data and learn about why people voluntarily leave UCSF, identify opportunities to improve the teammate experience, and retain teammates.
Q. Who will receive a survey?
In the initial phase of this launch, recipients will be teammates in staff appointments who are voluntarily separating from UCSF, including retirees.
Q. Is the survey confidential?
Survey responses are anonymous. Data collected from respondents will be aggregated and shared with leadership to better understand why employees voluntarily separate from UCSF.
Q. What will the data be used for?
This information will be used to understand why people voluntarily leave UCSF, as well as glean information about their teammate experience.
Q. What are we doing with the data?
The first data point that will be collected and communicated is the survey completion rate. This will tell us how successful we are in gathering this data from separating teammates.
The reasons for leaving and the data on teammate experience will be shared with organizational leadership after six months of collecting data, then annually after that. Given the interest about why people leave UCSF, reporting may occur more frequently over time.
Q. Is the survey mandatory?
No, the survey is not mandatory. We do strongly encourage departing teammates to provide us with their feedback. This is an opportunity for UCSF to understand where we may improve our teammate experience, and leadership takes this feedback seriously.
Q. How will the separating teammate know they should take a survey?
Once the manager approves the separation case, this will trigger the separation email. If the separation case is indicated for resignation or retirement, the separation email will include a link to the exit survey. In situations where substantial advance notice is given, the separation email will be sent 14 days from the separation date.
Q. Does the teammate need an active UCSF email in order to complete the survey?
Yes. The teammate needs an active UCSF email in order to receive the separation email and the survey link. Teammates may forward that to a personal email address and complete the survey at a later time.
Q. How often will data be reviewed?
Data will be summarized monthly, quarterly, and annually.