Pay for Family Care and Bonding Reimbursement Program

The Pay for Family Care and Bonding program, effective July 1, 2021, gives employees the option to replace some of the income they would otherwise lose during their approved qualifying Family Medical Leave. 

Beginning January 1, 2023, employees who are on an approved qualifying  Family and Medical Leave (FML) can receive 100 percent of their eligible earnings for up to eight workweeks per calendar year under the Pay for Family Care and Bonding (PFCB) option. This is an increase from the 70 percent income replacement that was offered from July 1, 2021, to December 31, 2022.

PFCB pay is recorded in earnings codes PFL (salaried) or PFN (non-salaried) and charged to departmental funding indicated in the UCPath Funding Entry Page.

UC Davis campus departments will be reimbursed on a monthly basis for salary expenses recorded in earnings codes PFL and PFN. Reimbursements will be processed via Journal Voucher (JV or GLJV) in KFS and available in FIS DS reporting. Note that Cognos reports will not display the reimbursement.

Contact ucpath@ucdavis.edu with questions about the reimbursement of PFCB pay.  Contact your HR Business Partner (HR BP) with questions about the PFCB program.

FAQs

  • Which departments are eligible for reimbursement?
  • Employee’s whose pay distribution is in Chart 3 or S are eligible for reimbursement. 
  • What will be reimbursed?
  • Salary expense recorded in earnings codes PFL (salaried) and PFN (non-salaried) in campus departments will be reimbursed. Fringe benefits will not be reimbursed. Direct Retros will be included in the reimbursement program.
  • Do I need to request reimbursement?
  • No, departments do not need to request reimbursement.  Eligible expense will be reimbursed on a monthly basis via Journal Voucher (JV or GLJV) in the Kuali Financial System (KFS) and reported in FIS DS reporting.
  • When will I get reimbursed?
  • Reimbursement will be issued monthly.
  • Why aren’t fringe benefits reimbursed?
  • The UC Office of the President (UCOP) has determined that fringe benefits associated with earnings codes PFL and PFN should not be included in any reimbursement programs. 
    Earnings codes PFL and PFN can be assessed GAEL (Object 7951), Vacation leave (Object 8550), and RPNI (Object 8690) assessments.  Departments will be responsible for these expenses.
  • Why can’t I see my reimbursement in the Cognos UCP-339 report?
  • Cognos reports contain data exclusively from UCPath. Because the reimbursement is processed via Journal Voucher (JV or GLJV) in the Kuali Financial System (KFS), it will not appear in the Cognos UCP-339 report. You will see the reimbursement in FIS DS reporting.