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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.

May 15, 2019

End-of-year deadlines and information for FY2018-19 is now available on the Vice Chancellor Administration website. This year’s closing steps mirror those in previous years for the VCA divisions of Berkeley Regional Services (BRS), Supply Chain Management (SCM), and Central Human Resources (CHR). Please review the information to ensure that all relevant steps are taken according to the schedule.

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.

October 15, 2018

Teal Sexton has been named the Regional Director supporting the Social Sciences / Arts & Humanities academic units.

October 4, 2018

Ella Callow will be joining UC Berkeley as its ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer this October. The position of ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer evinces UC Berkeley’s commitment to ensuring an inclusive and equitable campus in regards to disability. A faculty/staff search committee conducted a nationwide search for candidates and was thrilled to find a truly stellar candidate.

September 24, 2018

September 7, 2018

The Daily Californian

Upgrading the Carbon Neutrality initiative, the University of California set broader systemwide sustainability goals on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, aiming for 100 percent clean electricity use by 2025.

September 6, 2018

Vice Chancellor Marc Fisher has announced the appointment of Russell "Russ" Chung as  UC Berkeley's new Chief Procurement Officer. Russ brings extensive experience in procurement, contract management, strategic sourcing, e-procurement, and purchasing team management in both corporate and higher education settings to his new position.

August 28, 2018

VC Administration

News and updates on the Regional service model implementation.

August 23, 2018

Professor Maximilian Auffhammer has accepted an appointment as the Regional Associate Dean for the CSS Regional Service Center serving the Divisions of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, and affiliated Organized Research Units. Professor Auffhammer is the George Pardee Jr. Professor of International Sustainable Development and a Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the International and Area Studies Program.