There are multiple assessments that the Budget Office coordinates on campus. The Budget Office is responsible for making recommendations to the Chancellor as to the assessment levels and implementing approved levels.
EMPLOYEE SUPPORT PROGRAM
The Employee Support Program provides rehabilitation, employee assistance (counseling), wellness, and accident prevention and safety programs. The Budget Office works with the Division of Finance and Administration to determine necessary funding levels for the program and a commensurate assessment rate.
The Budget Office coordinates the assessment rate with the Office of the President to fund the incentive award and staff development & recognition programs.
GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSESSMENT
The General & Administrative Assessment recovers costs associated with providing auxiliary and service enterprise units with administrative support services. The G&A Assessment for each unit is calculated by taking the G&A rate times each Auxiliary/Service Enterprise Unit's expenditure base, exclusive of their debt service payments and inventory costs. The rate is communicated in writing to each unit during the Spring quarter prior to the fiscal year the rate will be effective.
GENERAL LIABILITY, AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY AND EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
The University's General Liability, Automobile Liability and Employment Practices Liability Self-Insurance Program provides coverage for certain tort liabilities of the University. The program is funded by the campus and medical center and rates are calculated after receiving a cost allocation by an actuary once a year through UCOP.
The Employment Development Department (EDD) of the State of California pays out unemployment benefits to separated UC employees. The EDD sends a bill to UCI's HR department. To generate the revenue to pay for these charges, the University assesses all departments based on a small percentage of their payrolls. The assessment is divided into four groups: General, Federal, Hospital Funds, and all Other Funds. It is the responsibility of the Budget Office to estimate and adjust the rate for each fund group.
The University self-insures itself for Worker's Compensation claims. Each year an actuary determines and predicts how much will need to be paid out in Worker's Compensation for the following year. UCOP details how much the Irvine campus and Medical Center will be responsible for and the rate to charge payroll to generate that amount.