- (Focus Area) Innovation
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
In 2017, ANR learned valuable lessons amid events within the UC Office of the President making necessary our examination of policy and procedures regarding University-purchased portable electronics. As you know, in December 2017, we placed a moratorium on the purchase of electronic devices while we conducted that review. Thank you for your patience during this process. Now that the policy review and the development of compliance standards are completed, we are lifting the moratorium. Let me advise you of the changes in policy and plans for UC ANR's Endpoint Security Management Initiative.
UC Systemwide Policy G-46 Scope
UC Systemwide Policy G-46establishes requirements for the use of...
UC has opened the employee comment period for the Draft Revised Presidential Policy on Supplement to Military Pay. The university also announced that two new policies have been published regarding unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, and independent contractor guidelines for tax purposes.
Employee comments sought
The University invites comments on the Draft Revised Presidential Policy on Supplement to Military Pay – Four-Year Renewal, as described below:
The proposal provides eligible employees with supplemental payments equal to the difference between the employees' University pay and their active military duty pay for a period not to exceed the employee's tour of active...
Greetings, ANR colleagues,
I'm pleased to be able to offer some additional information on the Huron Consulting Group's review of UCOP's organizational structure and share their report with you. [See report attached to Feb. 8 ANR Update email.] I want to strongly emphasize that the options presented in the report are just that: possible options from one consulting firm while other reviews and consultations are also taking place. President Napolitano and UC Board of Regents Chair George Kieffer have both stated very clearly that the options presented by the Huron consultants are open to consideration, but may or may not be pursued; further analysis and feedback is desired.
I realize that many of you have now...
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Nominations are being accepted for the ANR Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) program for the fiscal year 2017-18.
The STAR program is your opportunity to celebrate and reward the great contributions of ANR's people.
The program provides cash awards to eligible staff in recognition of outstanding achievement. Managers may nominate individuals and teams demonstrating exceptional performance, creativity, organizational abilities, work success and teamwork.
ANR staff in PSS and MSP titles, as well as members of the Clerical Unit (CX), are eligible to be nominated for cash awards. Nomination forms and program guidelines are attached. We've streamlined the nomination form this year to...
ANR is committed to increasing our academic footprint for more effective deployment of Cooperative Extension (CE) specialists and advisors to address local issues with global impact. The 2018 CE Call for Positions is released, with the aim to identify positions that address programmatic gaps and emerging needs. The call, including the position proposal template, new process flowchart and timeline, and criteria are posted at http://ucanr.edu/2018callforpositions.
The advisor and specialist position proposal-development processes will be open from Feb. 8 to Sept. 15, with three phases of groups working collaboratively to develop proposals, and later phases...