As a result of recent changes to federal regulations, all federal government contractors are now required to regularly survey employees regarding their disability status. The regulatory change is intended to address a substantial lag in the employment rate of individuals with disabilities that persists despite technological advancements that have made it possible for people with disabilities to apply for and successfully perform a broad array of jobs.
All University of California employees will soon receive an email asking them to complete a brief, voluntary survey about their disability status. You may have already received the email because some were sent last week.
UC has hired VR Election Service...
Dear ANR Colleagues:
You will be receiving or have already received an email about the Patent Amendment project. It is very important that you respond to this email. The outside vendor working with the Office of the President on the Patent Amendment project started sending emails on Nov. 28 to employees. We are starting to get questions about the Patent Amendment process so we wanted to share the answers to frequently asked questions.
If you haven’t seen it, the email may have gone to your spam folder. Please remember to check your spam or junk mail each day for this email. The email address from the vendor is UC_Patent_Amendment@vres.us.
You need to know your 9-digit employee ID number to complete the...
The University of California is seeking comments on its proposed Phased Retirement Program that would help employees who are 55 or older transition into retirement. Senior Management Group members and academics would not be eligible for this program. The program would be subject to collective bargaining for represented employees.
UC wants to offer this program as an optional tool that locations and organizational units may choose to provide to eligible career staff employees as an opportunity to transition into early retirement. The program would allow staff members to reduce their work hours by at least 10 percent a year over a fixed period, from 120 days up to three years, before retiring. In exchange,...
A year ago Associate Vice President for Business Operations Kay Harrison Taber charged a new committee to guide the training coordination process, develop a comprehensive training calendar, and develop priority trainings for ANR academics and staff.
The committee is led by Linda Marie Manton of the Staff Personnel Unit, Kim Rodrigues of the Academic Personnel Unit, and Mike Poe from Communication Services and Information Technology. The Committee members represent several units in ANR with interests in internal training needs and resources to produce training materials. Representatives of the committee recently met with the Executive Working Group for a second...
- Author: Michael L. Poe
Proposed Revisions to Staff Policy 60 - Layoff and Reduction in Time from Professional and Support Staff Career Positions
UC is proposing to revise the system-wide layoff policy for staff employees. As with all such policy revisions, UC invites employees to comment on the proposed changes.
The main focus of the revised policy is to clarify that performance is one of several key factors to be considered when deciding employee layoffs and/or reductions in time. The previous version of the policy took employee performance and skills into account under certain circumstances, but it emphasized seniority as the dominant factor in layoff...