Employees have the opportunity to comment on the proposed renewal of the Phased Retirement Program. Originally offered in 2012 as part of the University's cost savings and succession planning strategies, and scheduled to sunset at the end of this year, the core provisions of the proposed renewed program remain the same as the original program.
The Phased Retirement Program is an optional tool that locations may choose to provide eligible policy-covered staff who are 55 or older a transition into retirement. Individual departments decide whether it makes sense to offer this program within their operations after evaluating business needs. For represented employees, that program is subject to departmental approval as well as collective bargaining.
The program document is posted at http://ucop.edu/human-resources/_files/phased-retirement.pdf
Please send all comments to Robin Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 24.
The following policies regarding research and extension center use and research advisory committee meetings are available for employee comment:
580 Appendix A, Procedural Requirements for Employee Organization Access to the Research and Extension Centers
580 Appendix B, ANR Research and Extension Center (REC) Access Violation Report
581 - RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEES (RACs) at the RESEARCH AND EXTENSION CENTERS (RECs)
Links to all of these policies are located at http://ucanr.edu/p/48355.
Please send comments and suggestions to Robin Sanchez at email@example.com by Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.
Based on comments received, UC’s Smoke- and Tobacco-free policy has been revised. Employees are invited to comment on this revised version of the policy until Oct. 21.
On Jan. 1, 2014, the use of cigarettes and all tobacco products will no longer be permitted on UC campuses and at properties owned or occupied by ANR. This policy is about creating healthy environments for the thousands who learn, work, live and spend time in California.
This new policy affects everyone on ANR property, including students, faculty, staff and visitors.
The policy covers the use of all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco, as well as electronic cigarettes.
Tobacco use will be prohibited everywhere on UC campuses and at properties owned or occupied by ANR. There will be no designated smoking areas. Tobacco users are asked to be respectful of our neighbors and not congregate or litter on their property.
Enforcement will initially be educational. All students, faculty, staff and visitors are expected to abide by current policies.
All tobacco users who want to quit are encouraged visit the tobacco-free web page to view a list of helpful resources.
Staff Policy 35 – Uniforms and Safety Apparel is undergoing a formal review.
Under the provisions of Staff Policy 35, the University provides certain protective work clothing and safety equipment. The University also provides an allowance when an employee is required to wear specific clothing necessary for identification purposes or for other conditions requiring uniforms. The allowance is meant to cover the actual cost of the required uniform and will be funded from local resources.
Proposed revisions to Staff Policy 35 include:
- Title change
Title has been changed from former Protective Clothing, Equipment and Uniforms (originally issued in 1996) to avoid confusion with Environmental Health & Safety Policy Personal Protective Equipment, as referenced in Section VI.
- Delegation of Authority 2068 has been incorporated into policy
In accordance with the Office of the President’s Working Smarter Initiative, DA 2068 has been incorporated into PPSM 35: see (a) Section III.B. Authority (second paragraph) and Section V. Procedures (second paragraph). DA 2068 subsequently was rescinded.
You can read the revised policy at: http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/employees/policies_employee_labor_relations/proposed_policies/prop_staff_policies.html.
Employees covered by this policy who wish to provide comments may submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1, 2013.
Robin Sanchez, J.D.
Principal Analyst, SBN 265052
The California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) requires that employers of “mandated reporters,” as defined in CANRA, promote identification and reporting of child abuse or neglect. UC’s new policy related to reporting of child abuse and neglect will become effective May 25, 2013.
This policy describes the legal requirements that UC is obligated to implement and enforce. To help assure that any concerns of child abuse or neglect are promptly reported, the University is requiring internal reporting as well.
ANR employees who wish to provide comments on the proposed policy may submit them to Robin Sanchez at email@example.com by Friday, May 24, 2013.