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Make time for staff performance appraisals in March
Posted 2/14/2018 - The annual performance appraisal is an opportunity for staff and supervisors to recognize accomplishments, identify opportunities to build skills, and align individual efforts to high-level unit and division goals. Take time in the next month to review...

UC sets policies for drones and independent contractors, seeks comments on military pay supplement
Posted 2/13/2018 - UC has opened the employee comment period for the Draft Revised Presidential Policy on Supplement to Military Pay. The university also announced that two new policies have been published regarding unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, and...

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  • Farmers concerned about potential new tariffs

    Added March 29, 2018
    Almonds could be among the crops hit by Chinese tariffs in retaliation for U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum.

    China has threatened to impose retaliatory tariffs on American exports following President Trump's plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Agricultural exports are in the crosshairs, reported Thaddeus Miller in the Merced Sun-Star. China's...

  • Utility to turn off power when fire risk is high

    Added March 26, 2018
    Lenya Quinn-Davidson, the UC Cooperative Extension area farm advisor who serves Humboldt, Siskiyou, Trinity and Mendocino counties. (Photo: Larry Luckham)

    During periods of "extreme fire conditions," PG&E will shut off electric power lines to prevent wildfires, reported Dale Kasler in the Sacramento Bee. The reporter spoke to Lenya Quinn-Davidson, UC Cooperative Extension area fire advisor in...

  • UC scientist analyzes coyote stomach contents to study diet

    Added March 23, 2018
    UCCE human-wildlife interactions advisor Niamh Quinn is leading research into urban coyotes' diets.

    Shoes with rubber soles, western cottontail rabbits, birds, avocados, oranges, peaches, candy wrappers and fast-food cartons were among the contents that UC Cooperative Extension human-wildlife interactions advisor Niamh Quinn has found...


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  • IGIS plans next steps based on program review

    Added April 3, 2018
    Glenda Humiston

    In 2017, an ad hoc committee was appointed to carry out ANR's routine five-year statewide program review of our Informatics and Geographic Information Systems (IGIS) Program. Associate Vice President Powers and I extend a thank you to the committee for...

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