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December 13, 2019

New CA State Law Regarding Late Pay Goes into Effect Jan 1, 2020

December 4, 2019

AVC and Campus Chief Human Resources Officer Eugene Whitlock speaks at November "Campus Conversations."

November 1, 2019

UC Berkeley has been named  as a "Top 50 Green College" by the Princeton Review, the largest University to be honored in the top 15. 

Please join Chancellor Christ in honoring and thanking the fourteen staff members and nine staff teams  who were selected to receive the 2019 Chancellor's Outstandning Staff award. Please  visit the COSA website for in-depth descriptions of this year’s recipients’ work.  You are cordially invited to an awards ceremony honoring this year's awardees to be held on Thursday, November 7th, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Sibley Auditorium. 

Achieve Together, UC Berkeley's  brand new performance management program, is coming soon. The annual review for non-represented staff will go away after this current shortened cycle ending March 31, 2020, and be replaced with Achieve Together. This new program is focused on the professional development of employees and managers through a series of regular check-in conversations and performance-driven goals, eliminating the annual review. 

October 8, 2019

We have been informed by PG&E that most of the core campus will be without power starting at approximately 8 a.m. Wednesday, part of the utility’s plans to shut off power in most Bay Area counties over the next few days to guard against fire dangers that may accompany anticipated high winds.

October 4, 2019

Each year more than 25 million people participate in Great ShakeOut earthquake drills worldwide, including our campus community here at UC Berkeley. Because the Bay Area is prone to earthquakes, it is vital that our campus community know how to protect themselves and others during earthquakes.

September 20, 2019

David Sorrell and the Berkeley Moves! Team were honored with the second annual Seamless Bay Area Award, which recognizes someone who goes above and beyond the normal call of duty to advocate for a seamless transit system throughout the region. David and his team help more than 50,000 UC Berkeley students better utilize transit options when they start at Cal and plan their trips around the Bay. 

Congratulations David!

September 18, 2019

A location change was recently announced for Berkeley’s new employee onboarding sessions conducted by Berkeley Regional Services (BRS). Currently, these onboarding sessions are offered each week at 457 Evans Hall. Effective September 30, 2019, all orientation sessions will now be conducted in room 1B (on the ground floor) at University Hall.

September 5, 2019

Public Affairs

What you should know about seismic issues on campus.

August 26, 2019

UCPath and UCPath Online will be unavailable to all employees, including faculty, staff and student employees for a few short periods while our sister UC campuses come on board with UCPath. During these periods, UCPath Online will be unavailable for viewing paychecks, leave accruals, tax information, and other self-service functions. Please plan to access UCPath Online before or after these periods. Note: Although UCPath will not be accessible, paychecks will be issued on the regular biweekly and month cycles.

UCPath System Unavailability Dates

August 15, 2019

After an extensive nationwide search with an external search firm, we are thrilled to announce that Eugene Whitlock has accepted our offer to join UC Berkeley as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources / Chief Human Resources Officer. The combination of Eugene’s skills, experience, and principles made a strong impression on the search committee and we are confident that he will be able to make an immediate contribution to Berkeley’s strategic human resources objectives.

August 12, 2019

Berkeley News

Mike Combs: "Through rain, sleet, or protesters, we would deliver the mail."

July 24, 2019

UCPath announces upcoming lockout periods in August and September 2019. Campus personnel will need to plan around these dates when the system is unavailable.

July 22, 2019


Editor's note: This CalMessage from Vice Chancellor for Administration and Vice Chancellor for Research was sent to Campus on July 19, 2019. The audience is faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and staff who plan to submit proposals to non-profit and/or government sponsors through Berkeley's Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) on or after September 1, 2019.

July 8, 2019

Associate Dean and Professor Phil Stark has been appointed Interim Regional Associate Dean of the the ChaMPS Service Region. Professor Stark is Associate Dean of the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and a Professor of Statistics, a department in which he has served since 1988. Stark succeeds Professor Ron Cohen, who stepped down as Regional Associate Dean of the ChaMPS Region after advocating for, designing, and championing the conversion from Campus Shared Services to Berkeley Regional Services.

March 4, 2019

The University of California has a longstanding history of fighting for and protecting free speech for all. Our university was the home of the free speech movement in the 1960s, and our steadfast commitment to upholding the values of free expression and the robust exchange of ideas has not wavered since.

February 6, 2019

What began as a conceptual conversation two years ago about how to improve administrative support services today has six staffed regional teams, academic and administrative leaders, a functioning governance structure, and a focus on success. Although a considerable amount of work has already occurred, the real work begins now as regional service teams and leaders set out to understand the unique service needs and opportunities in their regions.

December 10, 2018

Lori Tannyhill has been named the Regional Director for Region Six.

Lori spent the early part of her career at UC Berkeley in operations management at International House and then spent 15 years with Deloitte Services as its West Region Business Advisor, National Meeting Services. In that role, Lori planned and executed more than 150 events per year and was the primary service contact for 14 Managing Partners.

December 5, 2018

Julia Arno has been named the Regional Director of the Professional Schools regions. Julia brings more than 12 years of management experience in supporting research and sponsored programs including seven years as Director and Interim Executive Director of the Contracts and Grants at the Research Grant Program Office at UC Office of the President. Prior to joining UCOP, Julia served as Director of research and sponsored program offices at both Sonoma State University and Domincan University of California in San Rafael.