New Employee Resources

UC Policy on Background Checks

UC policy mandates background checks for all new staff hires and transfers into critical positions. Critical positions encompass roles involving access to or interaction with sensitive areas such as cars, cash, children, keys, computers, and other valuables.

New hires and transfers must complete and pass a background check before commencing their employment or transfer.

Background checks are obligatory for all staff and non-academic student positions, including those with job titles such as STDT 2, STDT 3, STDT 4, and STDT RESEARCHER.

Additionally, background checks are required for all student and staff volunteers, as well as undergraduate students participating in course-related activities, before the commencement of volunteering or participation.


UC Benefits

You may review all of your benefit options on UCNet. Enrollment will be done through UCPath. Please note, you have 31 days from official start date to sign up for benefits. During an employee's Period of Initial Eligibility, once benefit elections are submitted, they become final and can only be changed by contacting the UCPath Center.

UCSD Benefits Enrollment and Updates Info

UCnet Compensation and Benefits  

Benefits Orientation (Highly Recommened to Attend before Making Selections)

The Benefits Orientation is offered via Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to inform eligible faculty and staff about university health, welfare and retirement plans. It’s helpful to be able to ask questions before you make your enrollment decisions. New employees can register for Benefits Orientation via the UC Learning Center


Campus ID Card  

The Campus Cards Office is currently operating by appointment ONLY on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Please follow the steps below to request an ID card. 

  1. Email to request an ID card. Campus Card form.
    2.) Campus Cards staff will inform you what we need in order to process your request.
    3.) Campus Cards staff will provide you with a link to set up an appointment with our office. 


Parking permits, prices, rules, services, lots, and commuting/ rideshare options

To buy a parking permit, you need your employee ID number or your offer letter from your department verifying your employment. If your ID number is not ready, you may buy a daily permit at the information booths or parking office (map).

    Additional Links

    Business Link (Blink):

    UC San Diego Email Directory / Department Listings / Campus Maps

    Business Link (Blink) (all UCSD business related information can be found on blink)

    New Employee Info

    Ergonomic Training

    New Employee Checklist

    Employee Discounts