- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Continued support for employees
As we all continue to face the numerous challenges brought on by the pandemic, our top priority at UC ANR is to continue to provide a safe, flexible and healthy work environment. We recognize how complicated each of your unique situations may be and how difficult it is when we don't know where our next hurdle may come from. One thing is clear, however: as we face more change, the need to continue to be flexible and thoughtful is more critical than ever.
As schools and workplaces begin to reopen, in part or in full, please know that we are aware of the strain this may cause for scheduling, time management and work life balance. We will continue to provide flexible work arrangements, to the extent possible, and we will continue to put your safety and wellbeing first. While we cannot know for certain what is on the horizon for each of us, we know that UC ANR is full of extraordinary, innovative and dedicated people and it is through your pioneering efforts that UC ANR has been successful in continuing to operate during these difficult times.
We want to thank you for your determination and remind you of the support tools at your disposal to help you take care of yourselves and your families. We highly encourage all employees and supervisors to check in with each other regularly and continue to reassess the work environment and discuss ongoing needs.
Family Care Resources – UC offers Family Care Resources to help you balance work and family responsibilities.
Leaves – Leave Options & UC ANR Update
Flexible Work Schedules – Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options.
Health – Self-care during times of change and high stress is critical. Please see the options below for additional resources in addition to any benefits your medical care provider may offer:
- Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) - https://hr.ucdavis.edu/departments/asap/resources/ucd-covid-19. Note: If you are a UCOP employee, you are covered by Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP): https://www.ucop.edu/local-human-resources/op-life/worklife-programs/faculty-staff-assistance-program.html.
- Center for Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE) - https://care.ucdavis.edu
- Environmental Health and Safety Wellness Page: http://safety.ucanr.edu/Programs/emergency/Current_Health_Alerts/Wellness_and_mental_health
- Change Management eLearning Opportunities: Log into the UC Learning Center https://www.lms.ucdavis.edu. Use your UC Davis Login (Kerberos).
Human Resources is available to help employees and supervisors navigate their unique circumstances during this time and will be continuing to look for additional means to support employees. Please feel free to contact Jodi Rosenbaum at email@example.com should you have any questions.
UCPath phone service
UC Path will begin providing phone service again starting Monday, July 27, at 8 a.m. The UCPath Center staff continues to work remotely with new phone hardware and software to support calls from employees, location administrators, former employees, vendors and third parties.
UCPath phone service information:
- UCPath phone number: 855-982-7284
- Business hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday starting July 27, excluding UC holidays
- Callers will be asked to authenticate with their eight-digit date of birth and last four digits of their social security number
- To ensure UCPath addresses employee questions or issues, callers must inform the UCPath associate if they are calling about an open inquiry
UC ANR contact information:
In urgent cases where employees may not get ahold of UCPath or are not sure how to proceed, please contact:
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