University of California, Riverside


Matching Funds




Program Purpose

To help departments offset the cost of implementing recommended or approved office ergonomic equipment for UCR staff and faculty*. Funding is limited up to $500 per person per fiscal year.


In order to obtain funds from the BSAS Matching Funds Program, an employee must complete Ergo iSEAT, UCR’s online computer ergonomics training and self-assessment program. Please refer to process below. Equipment purchases eligible for matching funds must be recommended by the campus ergonomist, included in the UCR Ergonomics Program on-line catalog, or individually approved by the ergonomist. Funding for this program is limited. Requests will be considered on a first come, first-served basis.


  • Standard upholstery material, frame and base color are covered.

Equipment Ineligible for Matching Funds:

  • Computer workstation furniture for new construction, renovation, and relocation projects

  • Computers and monitors

  • Installation cost of equipment

  • Program is not retroactive to prior purchases of ergonomic equipment


Register and Complete the Online Ergonomic Assessment.

  • Employees will receive an immediate feedback email from the system advising them of their risk level: high, moderate, or low.

  • If the ergonomic risk level is estimated to be high or moderate, employees will be contacted to schedule an in-person evaluation with an ergonomist to address the risk.

  • After an in-person evaluation is completed, the ergonomist will email the ergonomic evaluation report with recommendation(s) directly to the employee.

Equipment Selection

Department personnel must determine equipment to be purchased from the approved/recommended selection.

Matching Funds Application

Prior to purchasing the approved/recommended ergonomic equipment, an online request form must be submitted to the ergonomics program. The ergonomics program will review each request for approval. Departments will then be notified of the approval to purchase by email. Included in the email will be the BSAS Matching Funds FAU and approval to expend funds not to exceed the stated amount. Department will be given a 45 day window to process a NCT for the amounts to match using the BSAS Matching Funds FAU.


The department orders and accepts receipt of the approved ergonomic equipment. Department will make the purchase using their own FAU. Once expense hits department’s ledger, department will process a NCT for the amounts to match using the BSAS Matching Funds FAU (provided in approval email). The ergonomics program is not responsible for the purchase of any equipment.

Receipt Notification

Upon receipt of ergonomic equipment, departments are required to notify the ergonomics program via email.

Requests for matching funds will be accepted through June 1, 2016 (or until all funds have been spent). If further information is needed, please contact the Ergonomics Program, at

 *If you are an Affiliate or Student Employee, please contact your Department Safety Coordinator or supervisor before proceeding.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Human Resources
1201 University Ave., Suite 208
Riverside,CA 92507

Fax: (951) 827-2672