The University of California Office of the President invites comments on the proposed updates to the existing Presidential Policy on Sustainable Practices. The proposed revisions address the following key issues:
- Green Building Design: The updates to this policy section align with industry practice by providing an option for building design teams to further customize their use of energy efficiency performance targets for laboratory buildings. The updates also specify a reporting procedure for the existing policy requirement for energy efficient new buildings.
- Climate Protection: First, this policy section is revised to add criteria addressing concerns around the quality of potential carbon...
Just a reminder that the last day to file UC ANR Flexible Work Agreements is only two weeks away! As was originally communicated back in June, employees wishing to have ongoing flexible work arrangements must have an approved Flexible Work Agreement on file with Human Resources no later than Sept. 30, 2021.
More information can be found in UC ANR's Flexible Work Guidelines. For any questions regarding flexible work approvals or submission of the Flexible Work Agreement, contact your supervisor or
In recent weeks, there have been availability issues for Zoom authentication through the ANR portal resulting from ANR Portal downtimes. To provide stability and uninterrupted access to Zoom, we are removing the dependency on the Portal to log into the Zoom account.
On Friday, Sept. 17, at 5:00 p.m., UC ANR IT will switch to use UCANR Single Sign On (SSO) to access Zoom. As a result, users will no longer be directed to the Portal to sign in but immediately to UC ANR's Single Sign-On page.
Users can log into Zoom via https://ucanr.zoom.us. Additionally, those using the Zoom app can use the SSO option to log in.
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Following up on my July 20 announcement, I am pleased to announce 10 more UC Cooperative Extension positions are now released for recruitment. These positions are made possible by the historic 2021-22 state budget increase Governor Newsom approved in July. We are grateful to begin rebuilding the UC ANR academic footprint to address critical needs in our state. The newly released positions include:
- #09 Orchard Systems Area Advisor, Tehama County (headquarter county)
- #65 Nut Crops Advisor, Merced County (headquarter county)
- #32 Invasive Weed &...
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Beginning Wednesday, September 8, 2021, several UC employees systemwide received emails from WEX Health (the administrator for UC's flexible spending account, COBRA and adoption assistance plans) about changing information in their online WEX account. These changes were made in error, and all account information is being corrected by UC Path with a target date of September 9, 2021, for completion.
This message was sent due to an error in data processing, and UC is working with WEX/Discovery Benefits to correct it. UC employee data has not been compromised.
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