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» Open Enrollment 2021- This year the open enrollment period is scheduled for October 28 to November 18, 2020. All employee benefit fairs are cancelled. Please click for more details. (07/24/20)

»403b Retirement Plan Changes Click for details (6/26/2020)

»Resources For Pacific employees experiencing reduced work hours (06/23/2020) 

»Return to Work On-Campus Process/Form (06/19/2020) 

»Managing your Retirement Plan (07/15/2020)

Learn how to make various changes to your TIAA Retirement plan. 

»LiveHealth Online  (06/23/2020)

Pacific is happy to offer a convenient way to see a board-certified psychiatrist effective July 1, 2020. Faculty, staff, and their covered dependents who are enrolled in the Pacific EPO or the Pacific High Deductible plans will have access to LiveHealth Online Psychiatry

Please click here to view more information regarding this new program. If you have any questions please contact the Benefits Team at

»Changes to Dependent Care and Medical Flexible Spending Accounts  (06/19/2020) 

To assist with the nation’s response to COVID-19 the IRS is allowing employers increased flexibility with respect to mid-year election changes to their Dependent Care and Medical Flexible Spending Accounts. Effective immediately, Pacific will allow contribution changes through September 30, 2020. In order to make a change you must have already been enrolled in these accounts for the 2020 plan year. New enrollments will not be accepted. Allowable changes include increasing or decreasing annual contribution amounts or cancellation of the accounts. If you decide to cancel the account, you will not be able to re-enroll until the next open enrollment for the 2021 plan year.

If you would like to make changes please email with the following information:

  • Name
  • Employee Id
  • If you have a Dependent Care Account or Medical Flexible Spending Account
  • The new annual contribution amount or request to cancel

» Please find below support resources for coping with reactions to stress and anxiety. Remember that the immediate and confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services are accessible 24/7/365 by calling 1.866.695.6327 or visiting  

How a traumatic event can affect you

Taking care after a traumatic event

Tips for helping your child through a traumatic event

Coping with crisis in the workplace: trauma and grief toolkit

»Remote Work Expenses during COVID-19

As a result of working remotely, some University of the Pacific employees (staff and faculty) have experienced increased expenses for additional cell phone minutes, data plans or internet costs. Click for details, authorization form

Mark your calendars to save the date and stay tuned for more details.

 »Resources available during these difficult times through our Employee Assistance Program by Morneau Shepell


»Information on Executive Order N-51-20

»2020 Communication to Community regarding Performance Reviews (Click here for details)

»Changes to FSA Eligible Expenses

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) includes a permanent change that allows for purchase of over-the-counter medications and feminine hygiene products using your flexible spending account (FSA), or health savings account (HSA). Please click here for more information. (04/10/2020)

»Participants of University of the Pacific Defined Contribution Plan-As a participant in our University of the Pacific Defined Contribution Plan, we want to make you aware of the options available to you as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Please click here for more information. (04/09/2020)

»To schedule a phone or virtual meeting with a TIAA financial consultant-


Choose “AT A TIAA OFFICE”- Meet at TIAA

Pulldown your state- CA

Click on any of the available dates in light blue and select the plus sign for the time you would like.

»Leave and Time Reporting during COVID-19 Click here for details

»TIAA- Weathering market volatility during the COVID-19 pandemic

Insights from TIAA’s Investment Management Group

»Family Resources available to support our employees

With schools closing, many are now working from home as colleagues, parents, and (potentially) teachers.  Check-out the family resource page with links to the best (FREE) educational material spanning live lessons, daily art classes, virtual tours, animated movies, day-by-day projects, math books and videos, puzzles, coding tutorials, academic articles, and so much more.  You can view and share the page via LinkedIn PointDrive here:

»Interim Telecommuting and Leave Rules - COVID-19 

»Remote Working Resources

»Steps to help Prevent the Spread of Cold Viruses and COVID-19 if you are sick

»Hiring Out of State Employees to Work in a state other than California

Because it is necessary to secure workers compensation insurance for such persons, arrange for medical benefits, etc. HR and Risk Management require approximately six weeks to get these matters in order to properly support out of state employees. Click for more details. Out of State Employment Procedures and Out of State Employment Authorization Form


» Mandatory IT Security Awareness training for Pacific employees -

Jan 21, 2020

Last year, over 1,000 U.S. schools were affected by ransomware attacks, according to Emisoft, a global cybersecurity firm. In addition, spam, phishing, malware, viruses, identity theft and fraud are all prevalent cyberattacks and educational institutions are being targeted by predators with greater frequency.

To help protect University of the Pacific’s networks from these attacks, Pacific Technology is again providing mandatory biannual information technology security awareness training. All faculty, staff, third-party and student workers who have not taken the training within the past 12 months are required to complete the course by March 15, 2020. Individuals who are required to take the training will be automatically enrolled in the course and notified.

The training takes less than 30 minutes to complete and features short videos and quizzes on IT security situations we face every day. 

Current or new employees who have taken the training within the last 12 months are encouraged to take this course, but are not required. Additional targeted training for individuals who handle restricted data will be announced at a later date. 

For more information or assistance, please visit or contact your local helpdesk:

  • Sacramento—739.7325 (
  • San Francisco—929.6514 (
  • Stockton—209.946.7400 ( 

» Courses Available!

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