Academic Human Resources
Academic HR is the principal department for all academic personnel matters within the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Academic HR provides leadership, coordination and consulting services in applying academic personnel policies and procedures in recruitment, advancement, compensation and employee relations for academic appointees in the division.
AHR Current New and Information
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way in which each of us lives and works. UC ANR academics have had to modify their program, and some may have been negatively impacted. Implications of COVID-19 on one’s academic program are program-specific and continue to evolve. Understandably, academics have concerns about how the COVID-19 situation will affect research. UC policy allows an academic to request an extension of their academic advancement review due to implications caused by a natural disaster. Please see announcement for full and complete details.
Soft-funded Temporary Hire Information
To assist academics with the hiring of temporary positions, either direct hires or recruitments, please fill out the first steps form and submit to Academic HR. The information you provide will help us determine the appropriate title and course of action.
Please allow up to five business days for a response, which will include a tentative timeframe and next steps.
Compensation Strategy for CE Advisors – Updated October 2019
Attracting and retaining highly qualified academics is a top priority for UC ANR. One of the key goals of the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan is to address the competitiveness of the compensation for our Cooperative Extension Advisors.
To this end, in October 2017 VP Humiston approved a four-year equity plan to increase salaries of current and future CE Advisors. The plan is intended to ensure salaries of CE Advisors are better aligned with the labor market for comparable academic positions.
Using the UC salary scales for CE Specialists as a proxy for the labor market, target goals have been established for each rank and step of the CE Advisor salary scale. The difference between the target goals and the CE Advisors Salary Scale will be reduced over four years by increasing the UC ANR Adjusted Salary Scale for CE Advisors annually.
Implementation each year of the four-year plan is at the discretion of the UC ANR Vice President and subject to the availability of funds.
In October 2019, VP Humiston approved implementation of Year 3 of the four-year equity plan. Although the FY 2019-20 state budget provided no increase to UC ANR’s budget, UC ANR continues to make a significant, permanent investment in CE Advisor salaries through this four-year compensation strategy.
The new ANR Adjusted Salary Scales for CE Advisors [https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/307368.pdf] are effective October 1, 2019.
This CE Advisor salary equity adjustment program is separate and distinct from the academic merit and promotion process and UC-wide increases to academic salary scales.
For more information and Q&A, please click here.
Calendar of Academic HR deadlines, trainings and events
* For the entire 2019-2020 Merit & Promotion calendar of scheduled trainings and other important dates, click here.
NORMAL PROGRESSION TABLE:
- CE Advisor Series 2020
- Professional Research Series 2020
- Project Scientist Series 2020
- Specialist in Cooperative Extension 2020
- Specialist Series 2020
For represented academics, please contact Academic HR for information on progression.
UC and UC ANR Policies and Core Values:
- UC Presidential Guidelines on Abusive Conduct and Bullying
- ANR Core Values
- ANR Admin Handbook, Sect 300 - Acad Personnel
- UCOP Academic Personnel Manual
- Academic Researchers Unit (RA) Contract
- Principles of Community
- UC ANR CE Program Evaluation Resources and Trainings
- ANR Learning & Development
- ANR Career Equity Review Guidelines
- UC Recruit ANR Application Form
- ANR Academic Application-Rev 05-07-19
(other information can be found under the 'Resources' tabs on the left)
ANR Affirmative Action
ANR AA website: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Diversity/Affirmative_Action/
For information on Discrimination and Sexual Violence Prevention, please click here