Useful Contacts & Tools

Academic Personnel has partnered with the Benefits Office and the International Center to create a listing of useful resources. While not exhaustive, we hope that this list will be a useful starting place to help you resolve common issues faced by faculty. Please feel free to reach the resources below to assist you.

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Health Care Facilitator

The UC Irvine Health Care Facilitator can help new faculty obtain full utilization of their benefits and services from UC health plans.

The Health Care Facilitator can assist you with:

  • health plan or billing issues left unresolved after you have followed standard protocol;
  • understanding your health plan coverage and rights;
  • providing referrals to other campus or community resources;
  • providing one-on-one counseling/problem solving of health care issues.
Contact:
Kwame White
(949) 824-9065
hcf-irvine@uci.edu
http://www.hr.uci.edu/hcf 
Mental Health Care Facilitator
The Coordinator of Faculty and Staff Mental Health Care and Respondent Services provides consultative services and support to resolve behavioral health issues, serves as a primary crisis intervention resource to facilitate and coordinate appropriate resources, provides time-limited case management for individual employees, and develops and implements instructional training and materials to assist in the promotion of mental well-being for all UCI faculty and staff.

Support is offered for a wide range of issues, including:

  • work-related stress;
  • relationship/couples issues;
  • family problems;
  • depression, anxiety, and other emotional problems;
  • grief and loss;
  • alcohol, drug and other addictions;
  • consultations and training services for faculty and staff management.
Contact:
Negar Shekarabi, Psy.D.
(949) 824-5208
nshekara@uci.edu
By appointment only.
Employee Assistance Program

The Guidance Resources program, provided to UCI employees by the ComPsych Corporation, is a free, confidential benefit that can help address personal or work-related issues faced by UCI faculty, staff, retirees and dependents at both the UCI Campus and UC Irvine Health. For new faculty, the concierge service may be particularly helpful as you are moving.

Work-Life Solutions: Delegate your “to-do” list

Our Work-Life specialists will do the research for you, providing qualified referrals and customized resources for:

  • Moving and relocation
  • Pet care
  • Making major purchases
  • Home repair

Financial Information and Resources: Discover your best options

Speak by phone with our Certified Public Accountants and Certified Financial Planners on a wide range of financial issues, including:

  • Getting out of debt
  • Credit card or loan problems
  • Estate planning
  • Tax questions

Legal Support and Resources: Expert info when you need it

Talk to our attorneys by phone. If you require representation, we’ll refer you to a qualified attorney in your area for a free 30-minute consultation with a 25% reduction in customary legal fees thereafter. Call about:

  • Divorce and family law
  • Real estate transactions
  • Debt and bankruptcy
  • Civil and criminal actions
  • Landlord/tenant issues
  • Contracts
Contact:
Guidance Resources is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for both crisis and non-crisis circumstances. You will speak to a master’s or doctoral level EAP professional, who will guide you to the appropriate services you require.

Phone: (844) 824-3273
Access Guidance Resources Online at www.guidanceresources.com
First time users, Click “Register” and use organization web ID: UCIEAP3

ZotPortal

You can use ZotPortal to do the following:

  • Activate UCInetID
  • Arrange for Direct Deposit
  • Obtain my Staff ID
  • Obtain a Parking Permit
  • Enroll for Benefit Coverage
  • Access Webmail
  • Download a Campus Map
  • And more…
  • Other Helpful Resources for Faculty
    ResourceContact/Website Link
    UCI International Center (949) 824-7249
    https://ic.uci.edu/
    International Scholars and Employment-Based VisasSimonas Jarusauskas
    sjarusau@uci.edu
    (949) 824-8025
    UCI Faculty and Staff HousingIrvine Campus Housing
    Off-Campus Housing
    Childcare Serviceshttp://www.childcare.uci.edu
    Anteater Recreation Centerhttp://www.campusrec.uci.edu/
    UC Irvine is a Smoke-Free Campushttp://chancellor.uci.edu/smoke-free
    TransportationSustainable Transportation
    Anteater Express
    Orange County Transportation Authority
    California Department of Motor Vehicleshttp://www.dmv.ca.gov
    For a direct link to make an appointment, click here.

    Near by locations:
    Costa Mesa| 650 W. 19th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
    Santa Ana| 1330 East First Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Laguna Hills| 23535 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

    UCI Parking and Transportation Services now provides some DMV services. Please click here for more information.
    Cell Phone ProvidersAT&T| (949) 622-8240
    T-Mobile| (949) 251-1576
    Metro PCS| (949) 646-8921
    Verizon| (949) 450-1050
    BankingWells Fargo| (949) 823-9722 (on campus located across from the West Food Court)
    Chase Bank| (949) 854-8122
    U.S. Bank| (949) 863-2499
    Bank of America| (949) 760-4612
    SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union| (800) 462-8328

    Multiple ATM Machines are located on the UCI Student Center Terrace level next to the East Food Court.

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