The University of California is committed to maintaining the highest standards of conduct in the fulfillment of its education, research, public service and patient care mission. The University's Whistleblower Policy provides multiple avenues for employees to bring forward concerns of potential employee misconduct. Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring forward concerns about possible improper governmental activity directly to their supervisor, department head, Locally Designated Official (LDO) or other appropriate university offices or officials.
The university established a systemwide, independently operated whistleblower hotline to receive calls or...
A Zoom invitation from Mark Bell
As part of an ongoing effort to share information across the whole UC ANR family, we will trial share (using Zoom) the monthly ANR 2nd Street staff meeting.
Employees outside the UC ANR Davis building will be welcome to join us via Zoom (details below).
ANR staff meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and have three elements
1. "UC ANR in action" – stories from the field and staff,
2. Updates from staff and leadership, and
3. "Learning" - such as health and safety training, etc.
The sessions are brief and to the point. Send suggestions for this or future meetings...
Leadership of UC ANR Communications Services and Information Technology publishing group is changing: Director of Publishing and Production Ann Senuta is retiring, and California Agriculture journal Executive Editor Jim Downing is assuming her director duties.
Senuta came to UC ANR in 1994 after serving as an external member of the ad hoc review committee tasked to evaluate the future of publishing at the Division. She helped shape the Communication Services unit, which, in its early days, concentrated on publishing and gradually expanded to address the Division's growing information technology and strategic communications needs. With academics from the Communications Advisory Board, Senuta helped formulate all aspects...
Effective June 22, 2018, California prohibits state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Oklahoma as a result of discriminatory legislation Oklahoma signed into law on May 11, 2018, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced.
Oklahoma joins Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas on the list of states subject to Assembly Bill 1887 travel prohibitions.
California law prohibits use of state funds to pay for travel to states with laws that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
For UC ANR, that means UC systemwide assessment funds, which include state funds, cannot be used for travel to...
I have asked Anne Megaro to serve as interim director of Strategic Communications in addition to her current role as director of government and community relations. Anne will fill this role until we rehire for the position vacated by Mike Janes, who left June 7 to accept an executive communications position at San Jose State University.
During the transition, Liz Sizensky and Pam Kan-Rice will share project management responsibilities and Cynthia Kintigh will oversee content migration to the new website design. For assistance with publicizing the impact of your work, you are welcome, as always, to contact Jeannette Warnert, Ricardo Vela or...