I am beyond thrilled to share with you that Governor Newsom signed the state budget last night and it includes a historic increase for the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Not only does it restore UC ANR's budget to pre-COVID levels of FY 2019-20, but we received a 5% increase plus an additional $32 million in ongoing funding, bringing our total state budget to $107.9 million. This budget increase is transformational and will allow us to rebuild our academic footprint across the state.
We owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to Senator John Laird, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee on Education, for his leadership and...
I am pleased to announce that we plan to release a handful of UCCE academic positions for recruitment as soon as we know the final state of our FY2021-22 state budget. The state has announced full restoration of UC's budget for this next fiscal year, offering significant relief to UC ANR's budget outlook. That announcement means that the 12.7% cut we experienced in FY 2020/21 will be reversed, bringing our FY 2021/22 budget back to the pre-COVID levels we had in FY 2019-20.
While this news is very good, challenges will remain to fill the many other UCCE positions identified as high priority. Over the past 20 years, state funding for UC ANR decreased by almost 50% (adjusted for inflation), resulting in a significant decrease of...
Dear colleagues, friends and stakeholders,
Great news! Governor Newsom, in agreement with the state legislative leadership, has announced full restoration of UC's budget for the next fiscal year. This was part of the UC Regent's budget request this year, and we are thrilled to see it moving forward. For UC ANR, that means the 12.7% cut we sustained in FY 2020/21 will be restored, bringing our budget back to pre-COVID levels for FY 2021/22.
The ink has yet to dry on this agreement, so we still have work to do and we need your help. Will you thank the Legislature for their support and ask that they continue to support critical investments in UC ANR?
There are two upcoming budget...
It's been an emotional week for all of us witnessing the insurrection in our nation's capital. Such violence and vitriol adds to the ongoing stress of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic distress that so many are feeling. I want to remind you the Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) services are available to you and urge you to utilize them as needed.
Watching this recent attack on our democracy, combined with the decreasing support for science and public institutions that we have experienced for several years now, I am reminded just how critically important ANR's work is to support our...
Please see the attached update from the UC Office of the President regarding possible changes to the systemwide curtailment program. UCOP invites comments to the proposal by email to email@example.com.
Executive Director of Human Resources