The University of California is pleased to announce that Sittercity, a new work-life benefit that gives members access to more than two million nationwide caregivers is now available to current benefit eligible employees (staff and faculty) at UC.
In the May 2010 report of the Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (SACSW) to President Yudof, a recommendation was made to provide back-up childcare, eldercare, and related services for UC staff and faculty. Sittercity, the vendor chosen by the University to provide this program, is a web-based resource available to eligible employees at all UC locations. The caregivers listed on Sittercity’s website meet diverse care needs, helping members balance their work-life demands.
The cost of membership to use the site is paid by the University. Members pay only for the services of the caregivers they select. Click here to activate your free membership.
Sittercity helps find:
- Babysitters for after-school., school vacations, extended work hours, special needs children, and last-minute care needs.
- Nannies for full-and part-time, infant and young child care
- Senior-care providers
- Dog walkers and pet sitters
- Tutors and housekeepers
Sittercity provides UC staff and faculty with access to local, pre-screened caregivers and the tools (including reviews, references and background checks) to review and select the caregivers of their choice. While Sittercity employs many pre-screening and on-going monitoring processes, and will provide support to UC members, if there are concerns, participants are responsible for their use of Sittercity, including selecting, hiring, paying and managing the caregivers of their choice.
Employees eligible for this program include faculty and non-represented staff who are currently eligible for benefits. Eligibility of represented employees for Sittercity participation is subject to the applicable collective bargaining agreement and a list of participating bargaining units is posted on the Sittercity website.
We encourage you to take advantage of this new resource, as it is an excellent addition to UC’s work-life benefit programs.
For questions about Sittercity, please check their website or phone (888) 748-2489.