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VP announces 3% raise for academics and staff for FY 2014-15

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to inform you that at the direction of President Janet Napolitano, the University is making plans to implement a systemwide salary increase program for policy-covered (non-represented) career staff employees and faculty/academics for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

Non-represented staff employees

Effective July 2014, ANR non-represented career staff employees, excluding student employees, will receive a three (3) percent across the board salary increase, subject to the criteria set out in the implementation guidelines that will be communicated to you in the near future. Please review the guidelines for further information. 

The effective date of the increase for exempt staff employees will be July 1, 2014. For staff employees on a biweekly pay cycle, the effective date of the increase will be in the first July biweekly pay cycle.

If you have questions about the salary plan for non-represented staff, please contact Linda Marie Manton, executive director, ANR Staff Personnel, at lmmanton@ucanr.edu.

Academic employees

The president has also authorized a three (3) percent salary program for academic personnel for academic year 2014-15. Please review the forthcoming guidelines for further information. 

If you have any questions about the 2014-15 salary plan for ANR academics, please contact Kimberly Rodrigues, executive director, ANR Academic Personnel, at karodrigues@ucanr.edu.  

ANR appreciates the many contributions and services provided by our academic and staff employees in supporting the University's mission and goals. The implementation of this salary increase plan will help to establish consistent and stable pay practices while also maintaining our competitiveness in attracting and retaining the best talent for the University.

Barbara Allen-Diaz
Vice President

 

View or leave comments for ANR Leadership at http://ucanr.edu/sites/ANRUpdate/Comments.

This announcement is also posted and archived on the ANR Update pages.

Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Join April 29 town hall to discuss ANR Work Environment Assessment

Join VP Barbara Allen-Diaz and AVP Bill Frost for a one-hour town hall on Tuesday, April 29, at 9 a.m. to discuss the UC ANR Work Environment Assessment.

UC recently released the results of a systemwide survey of all faculty, students and staff on work environments and work-life issues. When asked about their work environment in UC ANR, 73 percent of the respondents said they were “very comfortable” or “comfortable.” However, there is cause for concern because 31 percent of respondents believed that they had personally experienced exclusionary conduct in some form, such as feeling intimidated, bullied or ignored.

“This is an area where we can, and we will, do better,” said Allen-Diaz. “It is something that we must prioritize and address together, as an organization.” 

The UC ANR Work Environment Assessment results are based on a 64 percent response rate from UC Cooperative Extension specialists and advisors and staff located around the state. However, these results do not include Agricultural Experiment Station faculty or Cooperative Extension specialists located on the Berkeley, Davis and Riverside campuses who received the campus survey or staff in Oakland who received the UC Office of the President survey.

“I want to hear from you,” said Allen-Diaz. “Please join me on April 29 and share your suggestions for ensuring a safe, supportive, inclusive and welcoming work environment for everyone.”

The UC ANR Work Environment Assessment report is available at http://ucanr.edu. A complete look at the systemwide effort is available at http://campusclimate.ucop.edu/index.html.    

If you will be in the ANR building at 2801 Second Street in Davis on April 29, please join the town hall in the San Joaquin Valley and Sacramento Valley rooms. If you are outside the building, connect with us via Adobe Connect at http://uc-d.adobeconnect.com/allanr.

If you haven't used Adobe Connect before, you may want to log into http://uc-d.adobeconnect.com/allanr ahead of time in case it requires you download a plug-in. If you have a technical problem, contact Miriam McDonald at miriam@ucanr.edu or (530) 750-1229 or Damon DiPietro at damon@ucanr.edu or (530) 750-1228.

 

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Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 8:18 AM

ANR Work Environment survey results now available

Dear Colleagues,

Today, the University of California released the results of a systemwide survey of all faculty, students and staff. The Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) participated in this survey with the rest of the UC system to gather a wide variety of data related to work environments and work-life issues. UC ANR was the first location to administer the survey in the fall of 2012.                                                      

We wanted to know about your experiences working for UC ANR, and I want to thank you for your participation and honesty in filling out the survey.

The UC ANR Work Environment Assessment results are based on a 64% response rate from CE specialists, advisors and staff located throughout our system. However, these results do not include AES faculty and CE specialists located on the Berkeley, Davis and Riverside campuses who received the campus survey; or staff in Oakland who received the UCOP survey.

When asked about their work environment in UC ANR, 73% of the respondents said they were “very comfortable” or “comfortable,” and this is very positive news. However, there is also cause for concern because 31% of respondents believed that they had personally experienced exclusionary conduct in some form, such as feeling intimidated, bullied or ignored. This is an area where we can, and we will, do better. It is something that we must prioritize and address together, as an organization.

UC ANR is committed to ensuring a safe, supportive, inclusive and welcoming work environment for everyone. Everyone's experience of the work environment is different, and detailed analysis of the data will help us understand the differences. We want to acknowledge areas where we are doing well and identify issues that require attention.

The UC ANR Work Environment Assessment report is available at http://campusclimate.ucop.edu/results/index.html. A complete look at the system-wide effort is available at http://campusclimate.ucop.edu/index.html.

I am inviting your comments and suggestions – I want to hear from you:

  • I will be hosting a town hall in April – watch for the date in ANR Updates.
  • Go to the UC ANR Work Environment Assessment website where you can submit your thoughts and ideas on our work environment (http://ucanr.edu/sites/wesurvey/).

We are a very large and geographically dispersed organization; an organization that has core values of respect, trust, honesty, integrity, professionalism, creativity and continual improvement; and an organization built on teamwork and collaboration. We must continue to work together as a team to ensure that these values are demonstrated every day, in our interactions with each other and in our work units.

Again, watch for our town hall in April to further discuss the survey results and next steps.

Sincerely,

Barbara Allen-Diaz
Vice President

 

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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 10:02 AM

VP’s town hall recording posted online

If you missed this morning's town hall, it was recorded on Adobe Connect and posted at http://uc-d.adobeconnect.com/p5pzkfpmdpi

VP Barbara Allen-Diaz discussed President Janet Napolitano's announcement that ANR will return to reporting directly to the UC President just as the campus chancellors do.

Allen-Diaz and AVP Bill Frost also discussed

  • the Cooperative Extension centennial
  • release of the work environment assessment results on March 19
  • Ag Day at the Capitol,
  • Their recent visits with members of Congress in Washington DC
  • wearing bees to fulfill the Promise for Education
  • an ag tour for Napolitano
  • ANR's role in the UC president's initiatives
  • Other topics raised by audience questions

During a discussion of rebuilding ANR, someone asked for a list of recently filled positions. There is a link to 2012-2013 UC Cooperative Extension positions filled and 2014 recruitments at http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Divisionwide_Planning/2014_Call_for_Positions. A directory of UCCE academics hired since 2007 is at http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Personnel_Benefits/Academic_Personnel/Academic_New_Hires_2012-2013/.

 

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This announcement is also posted and archived on the ANR Update pages.

 

Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Message from President Napolitano on new policy

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.

Barbara Allen-Diaz
Vice President

View or leave comments for ANR Leadership at http://ucanr.edu/sites/ANRUpdate/Comments.

This announcement is also posted and archived on the ANR Update pages.

Posted on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 12:43 PM

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