During these unprecedented times due to the COVID 19 pandemic, it is understandable that some academics may wish to temporarily reduce their appointment time in order to address priority family and self-care needs. Approvals for one year or less will be considered and are subject to renewal consideration. All requests to reduce the appointment time must be supported by your supervisor. Final approval rests with AVP Wendy Powers. The academic or supervisor may end such approved arrangements with a thirty-day advanced notice.
Salary, monthly sick and vacation leave, and UCRP service credit accruals will be calculated on the reduced appointment percentage. You are also encouraged to contact...
Coming together, keeping together and working together during unprecedented times.
Although we live in challenging times, few organizations are managing those challenges as well as UC ANR. Throughout our community, at every level, staff and academics have innovated and found new ways to ensure that our local communities continue to be served by our programs, our research and our partnerships. You have all shown your ability to adapt and have demonstrated a high level of resilience in a continually changing and unprecedented environment these past months. Yet, even resilience requires renewal and revitalization.
Therefore, as we continue to adjust to ongoing change, I want to encourage all UC ANR people...
Visitor clearance survey
UC ANR has been using a web-based daily “clearance to work survey” to ensure that employees who are working onsite or engaged in in-person field work, research or extension activities are free of COVID-19 symptoms. An offline or paper version of the survey is also available for volunteers or employees who cannot access the online survey. Symptom screening is a statewide recommendation for all employers and is required by UC guidance for campuses and ANR locations that have personnel working onsite. The UC Symptom Screening Task Force guidance also states that arrangements must be made to require the same or equivalent screening not only of students, academics and staff but...
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Continued support for employees
As we all continue to face the numerous challenges brought on by the pandemic, our top priority at UC ANR is to continue to provide a safe, flexible and healthy work environment. We recognize how complicated each of your unique situations may be and how difficult it is when we don't know where our next hurdle may come from. One thing is clear, however: as we face more change, the need to continue to be flexible and thoughtful is more critical than ever.
As schools and workplaces begin to reopen, in part or in full, please know that we are aware of the strain this may cause for scheduling, time management and work life balance. We will continue to provide...
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
I have received the sad news of Lowell Lewis's passing from Henry Vaux, former ANR associate vice president. Our longtime employees and emeriti will remember Lowell from his 30-plus years of service to ANR. Although Lowell retired as AVP in 1991, he remained in contact with many ANR colleagues over the years, both professionally and personally.
I offer my condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Please see Henry's note below.
Sadly I write to inform you that Professor Emeritus Lowell Lewis, Professor of Horticultural Science and also Associate Vice President Emeritus, passed away last week. He was 89 and had been in declining...