- Author: Linda Forbes
Updated FAQs for paid administrative leave
On March 16, President Napolitano issued an Executive Order outlining expanded paid administrative leave to address the extraordinary demands placed on UC employees due to impacts related to COVID-19 on themselves and their family members. The executive order makes all employees eligible to receive a one-time allotment of up to 128 hours of paid administrative leave to be used no later than December 31, 2020, based on certain conditions. Today ANR Human Resources updated the FAQs to include additional details about time reporting and the allocation for employees who work less than full-time. If you believe you are eligible for paid administrative leave, please work with your supervisor to approve and document as described in the FAQs.
UCPath Center reduced operations
To ensure the health and safety of UCPath employees, the UCPath Center in Riverside began shifting all employees to remote work on March 20, 2020. Starting March 20, UCPath phone service is unavailable until further notice. Although the UCPath Center is temporarily modifying their services, their highest priority is to ensure uninterrupted payroll, benefits and other critical services for the UC community.
ANR employees should continue to contact their normal ANR channels for any critical requests during this period of modified services. For payroll questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and for HR, email@example.com. They will be able to help escalate urgent requests to the UCPath Center on your behalf.
While the UCPath Center phone service is not available, ANR employees are still able to submit requests and inquiries directly to the UCPath Center through online cases. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
To help meet an urgent need in their community, Imperial County 4-H Young Ambassadors are sewing masks for a local hospital and making plans for a possible larger distribution.
Extra special congratulations are in order to the 2020 Tuleyome graduating class of certified California Naturalists, the program's first “virtual grads.” Students met by video to present their capstone service learning projects, including topics as diverse as nature journaling with kids, discovering soil types of field trip locations, cataloging game camera photos, unlocking the potentials of Zooniverse, building a new container for composting and more. On March 20, they were certified as California Naturalists via Zoom.