Piggy bank on calculator conceptUpdated total compensation estimator on UCnet

Do you know the value of your UC employment? The Total Compensation Estimator tool on UCnet has been updated to include estimates of the value of primary retirement benefits through UC’s Retirement Choice Program. Fill out the form online with your medical plan selections for an estimate of your total compensation.

account balanceCheck your flexible spending account balance

Fall is a good season to check your flexible spending account balances. If you are currently enrolled in UC’s Health or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA), now is the time to review your account information to make sure you are using all the funds in your account.


Woman carrying a bag of groceriesEating Right vs. Dieting

Join your coworkers for “Eating Right vs. Dieting,” the next installment of Health & Fitness Fridays taking place noon-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in the ARC Kitchen/Classroom. Diets are marketed as ways to lose weight quickly, but what they don’t often advertise is that maintaining the diet is just as difficult as starting one. There are much healthier ways to manage eating right. Rather than following the next fad diet, join Dr. Lincoln Tom to learn tips and tricks for integrating healthy change into your lifestyle for long-lasting results. Lunch and admission to the ARC are included with registration. To RSVP, visit the UC Learning Center website and search “Health Fridays.”

Battery recycling conceptRecycle batteries and ink cartridges

Help keep batteries and ink cartridges out of the trash by recycling them at one of these 69 locations (PDF) on campus. The Facilities Management recycling team collects used batteries and toner cartridges twice a month. For more information please contact Anne Krieghoff, FM Sustainability Manager, at akriegho@uci.edu.


distressed womanManaging distressed students

This fall, UCI Wellness, Health, and Counseling Services is presenting the “Managing Distress in the University Community” workshop series (PDF) for UCI faculty and staff. Attendees will learn the skills to respond to an individual who is distressed or who is causing distress. Register through the UC Learning Center (keyword: distress) for any of the free educational workshops taking place Oct. 23-Oct. 25 in Woods Cove BC of the Student Center. Topics include bystander intervention training, how to deal with disruptive students, and suicide prevention.

Family Matters logoSparking empathy in your child

Register for the upcoming Bright Horizons Family Matters webinar, Sparking Empathy in Your Child, to find out how to encourage your child to explore feelings, embrace diversity, respect others, and ultimately, become a socially responsible, empathetic person. The webinar takes place 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 24. Unable to join live? Register anyway and receive an on-demand version delivered straight to your inbox after the live event.