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 for the 2015-16 fiscal year, interim Vice President Bill Frost announced on July 22.
Effective July 1, 2015, ANR non-represented career staff employees, excluding student employees and academic employees, will receive a three (3) percent across the board salary increase, subject to the exclusions noted in the attached Administrative Guidelines. Please review the Guidelines for further information.
The effective date of the increase for exempt staff employees will be July 1, 2015, and for staff employees on a biweekly pay cycle the effective date of the increase will be June 21, 2015.
“ANR appreciates the many contributions and services provided by our staff in supporting the University's mission and goals,” said Frost. “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.”
To read the ANR administrative guidelines for the 2015-16 salary program for non-represented staff, click on the attached file below.
If you have questions about the salary plan for non-represented staff, please contact Linda Marie Manton, executive director, ANR Staff Personnel, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the university's commitment to being 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 2014. This disclosure parallels last year's payroll disclosure and is consistent with similar practices at many other public institutions.
The 2014 payroll data, along with a summary analysis, is available online at http://compensation.universityofcalifornia.edu/payroll2014/ The data will also be available to news media upon request.
Because UC is a public institution, employee compensation is considered a public record under the California Public Records Act and is reflected in the staff personnel policy in Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM 80(C):
“Information which is public information and which should be released upon request includes name, date of hire, current position title, current salary, organizational unit assignment, date of separation, office address and office telephone number, current job description, full-time or part-time, and appointment type.”
Academic personnel policy, Academic Personnel Manual (APM) 160-20(b)(4) also states that any “non-personal” information “is public information and is available upon request to any person or entity without limitation.” It defines “non-personal” academic personnel information as including name, date of hire or separation, current position title, and current rate of pay.
Questions about access to the payroll data may be directed to local Information Practices/Public Records Offices.
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Recruitment is now underway for ANR associate editors in two subject areas:
- Food and Nutrition
- Animal, Avian and Veterinary Sciences
ANR associate editors manage the anonymous peer-review process for ANR educational publications and materials. In doing so, associate editors ensure that the content of ANR publications is as accurate as possible. Associate editors also encourage authorship of needed publications, and they serve as a link between ANR Communication Services and Information Technology (CSIT) and the Division's programs. With their efforts, associate editors significantly contribute to the quality of UC ANR extension and outreach programs statewide.
ANR associate editors are nominated by the Communications Advisory Board (CAB) and appointed by AVP Bill Frostto four-year terms, beginning Nov. 1, 2015. After appointment, new associate editors are fully trained in the ANR peer-review process and the online review system.
To nominate yourself or a colleague for associate editor in food and nutrition or animal, avian and veterinary sciences, please provide the following information by Aug. 14 to CAB recruitment subcommittee chair Dustin Blakey at email@example.com:
- candidate's name
- phone number
- email address
- areas of expertise
- length of service with ANR
- workgroup or continuing conferences to which candidate belongs
- description of candidate's prior involvement with both CSIT and ANR
- description of candidate's prior involvement other peer review processes
- a paragraph stating the candidate's interest and motivation for wanting to take on the associate editor role.
If you have questions about the responsibilities of ANR associate editors, contact associate editor chair Janet Hartin at (951) 313-2023 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ann Senuta, CSIT director of publishing and production, at email@example.com.
The advisory board to ANR Communication Services and Information Technology (CSIT) is seeking to fill positions. Nominations for Communications Advisory Board membership can include, but are not limited to, specialists, advisors and faculty affiliated with UC ANR.
The board provides advice and support to CSIT leadership on Division program connection, resource allocation prioritization, major policy issues, budget and long-range planning. It also provides oversight of the peer review process for ANR educational materials.
Board members appointed by AVP Bill Frost,serve three-year, rotating terms. The board meets on a quarterly basis in Davis. The new appointments begin in November 2015. Existing board members whose terms are ending may reapply.
Nominations are due Aug. 14, 2015. You may nominate yourself or someone else. Send nominations, along with contact information, to Communications Advisory Board Subcommittee Chair Dustin Blakely at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If nominating yourself, please fill out the online application survey,
http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=15900 and attach a curriculum vitae.
Current members of the advisory board are Sheila Barry, UCCE livestock and natural resources advisor, Santa Clara County; Dustin Blakey, UCCE county director and farm advisor, Inyo/Mono Counties, Surendra Dara, UCCE strawberry, vegetable crops and IPM advisor, San Luis Obispo County; David Doll, UCCE pomology farm advisor, Merced County; Rachel Elkins, UCCE pomology farm advisor, Lake/Mendocino Counties and Master Gardener advisor, Lake County; Allan Fulton, UCCE irrigation and water resources advisor, Tehama County; Brad Hanson, UCCE weed specialist, UC Davis; John Harper, UCCE livestock and natural resources advisor, Mendocino County; John Karlik, UCCE horticulture advisor, Kern County; David Lewis, UCCE county director and watershed management advisor, Marin/Napa Counties; Fe Moncloa, UCCE 4-H youth development advisor, Santa Clara County; Shannon Mueller, UCCE farm advisor, Fresno County/Madera Counties; Dennis Pittenger, UCCE environmental horticulture advisor, Riverside; Martin Smith, UCCE youth curriculum specialist; Terri Spezzano, UCCE county director and nutrition, family, consumer science advisor; and Patti Wooten Swanson, UCCE nutrition, family, consumer science advisor, San Diego County.
Following a national search, UC President Janet Napolitano named Humiston, currently the California state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, as her nominee for the post. Humiston has 25 years of experience working on agriculture, natural resources, sustainability and economic development in rural communities. President Obama appointed her to lead USDA Rural Development in California in 2009.
"I'm excited beyond belief," Humiston, a Sonoma County resident, told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. "This is such an opportunity to make a difference on many levels."
For ANR's Global Food Systems Forum held in Ontario in 2013, Humiston participated on the panel discussing implications and opportunities for California agriculture.
Humiston earned her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in environmental science, policy and management, master's degree in international agricultural development from UC Davis and bachelor's degree in animal science from Colorado State University.
UCOP news release: http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=18291.