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Staff Assistance Requests

Sometimes life challenges us with a bit more than we can handle. When that happens to UCR staff members, the Staff Assembly Assistance Program may be able to help.

About the Program

Staff assistance is provided in the form of gas and/or grocery store gift cards. Direct cash assistance is not provided through this program. The maximum amount of assistance is limited to a value of up to $100 per employee, per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).

All requests are kept strictly confidential.

Eligibility Requirements

Staff members applying for assistance from Staff Assembly must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a UCR career appointment staff member who has completed the probationary period.
  • Must provide a valid employee identification number.

The Assistance Program fund is limited and receives many requests each year. As a result, Staff Assembly may not fully fund or fulfill all requests.

While all requests will be given due consideration, priority may be given to applicants who have not previously received assistance, either through this program or through other Staff Assembly activities such as food/holiday drives.

How to Apply for Staff Assistance

The Staff Assembly Assistance Request Form may be completed online.

For those without regular computer access, a PDF version of the form may be downloaded and printed, then sent through campus mail to the Staff Assembly Vice-President Robert Wolfer at the Graduate School of Education.

Please be as specific as possible in describing your need for assistance. Requests are generally reviewed once per month, September through June. The Staff Assembly Board will carefully and compassionately review each request and prioritize assistance according to the level of need. Again, all requests are kept strictly confidential

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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UCR Staff Assembly
Hinderaker, Room B0105

Campus Mailing Address:
President Julie Salgado
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