Employee Benefits Orientation

At UC Davis, we strive to create an environment where individuals can be problem solvers, risk takers and restless pioneers. By offering competitive benefits and rewards, our employees can continue to do their best work.


New Hire Benefits and Retirement Information


Benefits are administered by the UC Path Center. To enroll, please log into your UC Path portal > Health and Welfare > Enroll in Benefits or call the UC Path Center at 855-982-7284. Attend a UC Path Benefits Webinar (live via Zoom and pre-recorded, available on-demand 24/7).

You have 31 days from your date of hire in which to enroll in health and welfare benefits. If you are a 2016 Retirement Tier member, you must select a retirement program within 90 days of your hire/eligibility date. 

For information on health and welfare benefits and retirement please visit: What To Do If You’re a New Employee, review your New Employee Welcome Kit, and attend UC Path Center Benefits Webinar (live via Zoom and pre-recorded, available on-demand 24/7). For additional information and resources regarding your health and welfare options and retirement please visit the Compensation and Benefits page on UCnet. Note, Basic Disability is 55% of your salary up to a maximum of $800/month so please be sure to review the Voluntary Disability options as UC employees do not pay into CA State Disability/EDD.