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Refresher training on staff hiring process March 5

Training on the staff hiring process is being offered by Human Resources for anyone who is involved in employee recruiting and hiring, including supervisors and office staff who assist in recruitments.

The new HR systems for hiring have been in place for a few months now. Do you have any questions or need a refresher now that you've had a chance to navigate it a bit?

Please join HR on Thursday, March 5, at 10 a.m. to review some staff recruiting-process slides and get your questions answered. Please register at

For more information about the training, contact Patricia Glass, HR business systems analyst, at (530) 750-1324 or


Posted on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 11:29 AM

ANR timeline for staff performance appraisals differs from campuses

On March 5, ANR Human Resources launched the 2017-18 Annual Staff Performance Appraisal Process. The UC Davis campus has also announced their annual “call” for staff performance appraisals. Please be aware that ANR has a separate process and timeline. Please do not use the UC Davis online system for submitting Summary of Accomplishments and Employee Performance Appraisals.

It is critical that all units meet the May 14 deadline for submitting proposed overall ratings.

This timeline is subject to change with prior notice:

March 1-23: Employee prepares Summary of Accomplishments. Supervisor option: Employee prepares Self-Assessment using the Performance Appraisal form.

March 23-May 11: Supervisor meets with employee to review Summary of Accomplishments. Supervisor drafts Employee Performance Appraisal. Supervisor confirms agreement on proposed rating with second-level supervisor. 

May 14: Proposed overall ratings and draft appraisals due to ANR Human Resources.

May 14-June 1: HR reviews proposed ratings for consistency, and confirms final ratings.

June 1-July 31: Supervisor meets with employee to communicate overall rating.

If you are uncertain about the process, please reach out to your supervisor or contact Mary Vlandis at (530) 750-1321 or

Forms and more information regarding the ANR process are available on the Staff Human Resources webpage

Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 1:11 PM

Annual staff performance review launched March 1

The annual performance review season for all ANR staff employees has begun. Performance reviews are an opportunity for staff and supervisors to step back from the day-to-day tasks to review past accomplishments and set clear goals for the future. People are at the core of ANR, and to be successful, people need to know how they're doing and how they can improve. It's also an opportunity to celebrate accomplishments and think about how we can develop professionally.

The process starts with each staff member preparing a Summary of Accomplishments. While writing their summaries, staff are encouraged to identify potential trainings and development opportunities to share with your supervisor in the performance discussion.

The Summary of Accomplishments form and other performance management resources are available on the ANR Human Resources website

This year ANR is transitioning to a new performance review cycle. The 2016-17 review cycle runs from July 1, 2016 –March 31, 2017. Going forward, all ANR staff employees, represented and non-represented, will follow an April 1 – March 31 performance review cycle. SX-represented employees at our Research and Extension Centers have historically followed a calendar year cycle. These employees will transition to the new cycle as well, starting in April 2017.  

Following is a recommended timeline for the performance review process. May 12 is a hard deadline for ANR Human Resources to receive preliminary performance ratings for all staff. (ANR employees based at the Office of the President should refer to the OP process and timeline.)

If you have any questions regarding the appraisal process, please contact John Fox, Human Resources executive director, at or Mary Roberts at


March 1- March 15

Each employee prepares a Summary of Accomplishment (SOA) for the supervisor.

March 15-April 30

Supervisor reviews SOA with employee and drafts a Performance Appraisal, including proposed overall rating.

May 1-11

Supervisor reviews draft Performance Appraisal with second-level supervisor for approval.


May 12

Preliminary ratings and draft appraisals for those rated “Exceptional”, “Partially Meets” and “Does Not Meet” are due to HR. The second level supervisor must sign-off on the proposed overall rating before submitting.

May 15-June 9

Calibration review. HR communicates review results to supervisors by June 9.

June 12-July 31

Supervisors meet with employee to discuss and finalize performance appraisals.

All written performance appraisals are due to Human Resources by July 31, 2017.




Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:58 PM

Staff merit-based salary program begins for 2016-17

I am pleased to announce the University will implement a merit-based salary increase program for policy covered (non-represented) staff employees for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Implementation of this salary program is part of a UC-wide effort to move toward consistent delivery of pay programs that reward individuals for their performance and contribution.

In the coming days, ANR Human Resources will communicate details about the annual performance appraisal process to Unit Directors, including changes to promote consistency and to support a merit-based salary program. For ANR non-represented staff employees, the salary increase program will be effective July 1, 2016, for monthly paid employees and June 19, 2016, for biweekly paid employees. 

We have not received information from UCOP regarding an academic salary program. We will share that information when it becomes available.

General questions about staff performance appraisals and the staff salary program can be directed to John Fox, Human Resources executive director, at


Glenda Humiston
Vice President


Posted on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Anthem members: Important information about recent cyber attack

On Feb. 6, Anthem notified UC of a phishing scam related to the cyber attack. The phishing scam, which uses Anthem's logo, includes an offer to sign up for a year of credit card protection. If you receive this or a similar email, do not respond to or click on any links. Anthem is not calling or emailing members.

As many of you have heard in the news, Anthem, Inc. disclosed on Feb. 5, 2015, that the health insurer was the target of a very sophisticated external cyber attack and that data for its 80 million members was accessed. This potentially includes information about UC students, faculty, staff and retirees, as well as their dependents.

Currently, Anthem is the network provider and claims administrator for UC SHIP, the university's student health insurance plan, at UC San Francisco, Hastings College of the Law, UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine (graduate students only), UC Merced, UCLA and UC San Diego. UC Irvine undergraduates and UC Davis students have vision insurance only through Anthem. Anthem provided services for UC SHIP at all campuses from August 2011 through July 2013.

In addition, from 2003 until Jan. 1, 2014, Anthem provided health insurance to certain UC employees and retirees and their dependents.

According to Anthem, the information accessed through the attack includes member names, member health ID numbers/Social Security numbers (Anthem does not possess Social Security numbers for UC students), dates of birth, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and employment information such as the UC campus or medical center location and the separation date.

Anthem has created a dedicated website ( where current and former Anthem members can find information. Members may also call 1-877-263-7995.

UC is in communications with Anthem to understand the effect of this data breach on current and former Anthem members.  Here is a summary of information Anthem has provided:

  • Anthem's investigation to date shows that no confidential health information (e.g., no claims information, no diagnosis) was accessed.
  • Anthem has advised UC that there is no indication at this time that any employees', retirees' or students' personal information has been misused.
  • Anthem will enroll members affected by the attack in identity repair services. In addition, impacted members will be provided information on how to enroll in free credit monitoring. Anthem will notify affected members only by mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service.
  • Once the attack was discovered, Anthem immediately made every effort to close the security vulnerability, contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and began fully cooperating with their investigation. Anthem has also retained Mandiant, one of the world's leading cybersecurity firms, to provide incident response and security assessment services.

Additionally, Anthem has provided these Frequently Asked Questions that further explain the cyber attack.

Bethanie Brown, Compensation and Employment Manager
Human Resources—Staff Personnel Unit

Gabe Youtsey, Chief Information Officer
Communication Services and Information Technology

Posted on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 6:12 PM

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