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Next Postdoc Retirement Workshop :

Tuesday, May 21 in 50B-4205 @ 12:30pm-1:30pm – Add to your calendar

Postdocs are automatically enrolled in the UC Defined Contribution Safe Harbor Plan upon hire. Postdocs contribute a mandatory 7.5% of their regular salary, in lieu of paying into Social Security. Your deductions are saved in your retirement plan as noted above. You can view your account balance and make investment decisions on Fidelity’s webpage. Upon leaving the Lab and UC system, you will be allowed to withdraw or rollover your account to another eligible retirement savings plan (e.g. 401K, 403B, etc.) Postdocs who are non-residents are exempt from this deduction, until they are considered a resident for tax purposes. For more information on your UC Defined Contribution Safe Harbor Plan, we recommend you attend the next retirement workshop (listed above).

Questions regarding your resident status for tax purposes can be directed to Sui Jen, SeniorĀ  Payroll Specialist at or x 7166.