- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
The period for public comment on the 123 proposed new UCCE positions closes July 21.
ANR leadership strongly encourages engaging external stakeholders in the process, including commodity groups, cooperating programs, agency partners, community groups and others to explicitly discuss priority needs for positions. They are invited to review and leave comments at http://ucanr.edu/2014CallforPositions.
To comment on a proposal, find the position at the bottom of http://ucanr.edu/2014CallforPositions. Above the list there is a search tool. Click the proposal title link and write in the “comments” text box. If desired, stakeholders may include their title and/or organization.
The value of the comments is not in the quantity but the quality. These comments are not being used as votes. One collective set of thoughtful comments from an organization or group that explain why the position is important based on filling a critical need means more than an overwhelming number of comments that simply state support. Comments are publicly available and will be reviewed by the review teams, UC ANR Program Council and Vice President Allen-Diaz.