I am writing to remind you that UC Agriculture and Natural Resources is committed to creating and maintaining a community where all individuals who are employed or participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation or intimidation.
Our commitment includes complying with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.
To fulfill its obligations under Title IX and other related state and federal laws,...
I am writing to share important changes to UC policy regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment and to offer a reminder about the resources available to the ANR community. All UC locations have been working together to update policies and procedures, and a few recent changes deserve special notice.
The UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy now requires every ANR employee to notify the Title IX office when they receive information from a UC student about an alleged violation. Although most ANR academics and staff do not...
Today President Napolitano announced that she is issuing a new presidential policy that prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence, provides support for victims, and outlines training for faculty, staff and students. The new UC policy complies with the federal Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act regulations regarding domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. Please read President Napolitano's letter at http://ucanr.edu/sites/VAWA/files/185569.pdf.
For more information about the new policy and for the ANR Title IX officer's contact information, visit http://ucanr.edu/sites/VAWA.
As part of the University’s obligation to be transparent and publicly accountable for its conduct, including the way it compensates its faculty and staff, UC is conducting its annual disclosure of systemwide employee compensation for calendar year 2012. This disclosure parallels last year’s payroll disclosure and is consistent with similar practices at many other public institutions.
The 2012 payroll data, along with a summary analysis, is available online at
You may have seen an announcement from UCOP or UC Davis regarding the implementation of the UC Phased Retirement Program for January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2014. The intent of this new Phased Retirement Program is to help eligible employees who are 55 or older transition into retirement and allow for longer-term planning for employees, their families and the department they work in.
ANR has decided that it will not offer this program in 2012 to avoid adding to the workload of our already thin workforce. One of the primary guidelines in the program prohibits the department from adding capacity to offset a participating employee’s reduction in time.
Linda Marie Manton, Executive...