It is with bittersweet emotions that I announce John Fox's departure from the Division. Earlier this year, John informed me that he will be retiring, effective at the end of February, after more than 30 years of service to the University of California, the last five serving UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. There is no doubt that John's retirement is well deserved, though we will definitely miss his able and calm hands.
As you may know, John joined ANR as Executive Director – Human Resources in October 2015 after many years in the Office of President in various policy and leadership roles. I and the senior leadership of ANR have thoroughly enjoyed working with John these last five years, and I will...
On April 8, UC President Napolitano announced that the FY 2019-20 systemwide annual performance-appraisal program for policy-covered staff will be suspended until fall 2020, in consideration of the impact of the COVID-19 situation. Following the President's direction, ANR is postponing the staff appraisal process currently underway for the performance period that runs from April 1, 2019, to March 30, 2020. This applies to all staff, including policy-covered and union-represented.
The merit and promotion reviews currently underway for ANR academics will continue as planned.
Compensation decisions for staff are traditionally associated with the performance appraisal process. In her announcement, the President...
Please join ANR leaders for a virtual town hall on Thursday, Aug. 15, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This will replace the monthly all-ANR staff meeting.
Via Zoom, Glenda Humiston, Tu Tran and John Fox will update you on ANR's budget, salary increases for staff and academics, and UCPath, and answer your questions.
On July 8, Humiston sent an ANR Update message about ANR's budget outlining some options leadership is considering to compensate for $5 million in unfunded obligations.
UC ANR is on track to launch UCPath on Oct. 1, with cutover activities beginning in...
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
The UC Emergency Support page has now been enhanced with a legal resources section.
Regardless of whether you have legal insurance through UC, you can visit ARAGlegal.com/fires for resources to help you with the legal and financial issues caused by a fire. The site includes how to protect your rights as a homeowner or renter, who to contact for assistance, what to do if you're the victim of a scam and more.
If you're a current ARAG legal insurance member, please call ARAG Customer Care at 800-828-1395 or send an email to service@ARAGlegal.com for help...
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
The UC ANR Second Street Building in Davis will re-open on a limited basis on Monday, Nov. 19. The air quality forecasts show improvement since last week, and we continue to monitor the situation.
We encourage Second Street employees to work remotely to the extent possible, and to use phone or Zoom for scheduled meetings. Anyone who needs to reach employees based in the UC ANR building in Davis should try emailing if they don't answer the phone.
The building doors will remain locked during the day to reduce the amount of bad air that comes into the building. You will need to use a key fob to enter the building. Risk & Safety Services has a limited supply of N95 respirators and will...