- Author: Pamela S Kan-Rice
The University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposal to rescind the Presidential Policy on Hoverboards. The policy is proposed to be rescinded to address the following key issues:
- The policy was envisioned as a temporary, emergency policy to address fire risks created by individuals charging hoverboard batteries in or on UC properties.
- Since the policy was adopted, the following developments have occurred:
- Underwriter's Laboratories (UL) testing and listing for lithium ion-powered equipment and batteries has become more prescriptive.
- The California Office of the State Fire Marshal released a guidance document (23-003) in April of 2023...
As part of our ongoing commitment to maintaining a secure and efficient network environment, we would like to inform you of some upcoming changes to our guest WiFi access in the ANR building at 2801 Second Street in Davis.
On Feb. 26, we will be implementing enhanced security measures, which will include a change in the guest WiFi password. The new password will be printed on the IT Help Desk door in the ANR building in Davis for a duration of 7 days, starting from Feb. 26. During this time, please update your personal devices with the new password to ensure uninterrupted access to the guest WiFi.
Additionally, to further enhance security and maintain proper tracking of network usage, we will be introducing a new splash...
UC's Office of General Counsel has issued an advisory on political activities. Below is an excerpt.
The University strongly supports public and civic engagement by members of the University community, in both their professional and personal capacities. At the same time, as both a Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization and a state entity, the University is prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in political campaign activities: 1) supporting or opposing candidates for elective public office (“electioneering”); and 2) supporting or opposing measures that have...
- Author: Pamela S Kan-Rice
On Jan. 9, 2024, the California Department of Public Health updated its COVID-19 Isolation Guidance, Testing Guidance, and the State Public Health Officer Order.
The updates impact Cal/OSHA's COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations and the requirements related to isolating positive cases and testing of close contacts. To ensure that we maintain a safe workplace and safe ANR programming, and comply with public health and occupational safety requirements, all ANR employees must still follow these guidelines.
The updated Quarantine, Isolation, and Return to Work Guidelines and
Katherine Soule has agreed to serve as acting Statewide Director of Community Nutrition and Health while Amira Resnick is on leave until July 1. If you need support for work related to community nutrition and health, please contact Katherine at (805) 781-5940 or email@example.com.
Katherine, who is the UC Cooperative Extension health equity advisor for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, remains based in San Luis Obispo. Many thanks to her for filling this essential role during Amira's absence.
Associate Vice President for Research and Cooperative Extension