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UC Agriculture and Natural Resources is hosting UC ANR Walks on Wednesday, May 12, at 10 a.m.
As a virtual walk, all ANR employees are invited to participate in this annual community-building event by walking – outdoors or indoors – or engaging in another form of exercise such as yoga to promote a healthy active lifestyle.
UC ANR promotes wellness by encouraging employees to take time out of their day to be physically active. As a UC ANR sponsored event, UC ANR Walks allows everyone to get together, be physical active, have some fun and hopefully is the catalyst for all of us to be more physically active.
Grab your walking shoes, water bottle, hat and sunscreen, and join your UC ANR colleagues as we take a walk break for good health and community. Make your walk an adventure by playing Walking BINGO along the way.
You can join the live event at 10 a.m. via Zoom. The Program Support Unit will send an email containing the Zoom link.
A stretching coach will lead light and fun stretching before your 30-minute walk or yoga session. After you walk or do yoga, rejoin the group online to do cool-down stretches to avoid injuries and to share comments about the exercise.
Photo Contest! Take photos and videos along your walk. Share your walk experience through real-time videos and photos during the virtual Zoom event. Enter a photo in the category of nature, fashion or urban point of interest. Photo winners will get a signed UC WALKS t-shirt, water bottle and fanny pack.
Enter the UC ANR Staff Assembly Wellness Committee raffle by doing the following:
- Complete this survey after the walk.
- Promote your walk on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) using the hashtags #UCANRmoves and #ucwalks2021.
For more information, visit http://staffassembly.ucanr.edu/Subcommittees/Wellness_Committee/Wellness_Committee/UC_Walks or email the UC Walks planning working group: David Ritz, Scott Brayton, Nora Lopez, and Molica Sim.
This May, UC ANR staff and faculty opted outside for a Virtual UC Walks 2020. More than 100 ANR staff and academics chose to walk together while apart for a total of 90 hours! Several participants chose to submit photos of their walks to the photo contest competition hosted by the UCANR Staff Assembly Wellness Committee.
Best Nature photo winner Ana Medina, awed us with her lovely twilight panoramic of the Bay Area.
Best Fashion photo winner, Emily Melton Casado, made us smile with family's coordinated UC Walks attire.
Last but certainly not least, Best Urban photo winner Sarah Angulo impressed us with the creativity her walking team brought to the event by turning their walk into a Zoom meeting.
In addition to a photo contest, the UC Staff Assembly Wellness Committee raffled off two Fitbits. Congratulations to Ben DiAnna for winning the participation survey raffle and to Russ Hill for winning the social media post raffle.
See more UC Walks photos on the Staff Assembly website.
To see photos selected for 'honorable mention,' visit the UC ANR Staff Assembly Wellness Committee website.
The UC ANR Staff Assembly Council wants to send out a huge thank you to everyone who participated in this year's event. Your participation highlighted how, even in these unusual times, UC ANR stands together. Here's to a UC Walks 2021 that is not just virtual. In the meantime, we hope this event inspires everyone to get outside and take a stroll.
The UC ANR Staff Assembly Council
Shelter in place got you stuck in the house? Not on May 6, 2020! Walking together, even when we're apart - that's the mission for Virtual UC Walks happening on May 6, 2020! Anytime on May 6, put on your walking shoes and take a walk around your block.
Share your experience with the ANR community. Submit your best nature, urban or fashion photo from your walk to the photo contest and win some cool prizes! Keep a look out for further details from your Staff Ambassador on how to participate in Virtual UC Walks 2020.
Contact your Staff Assembly Ambassador to get involved.
FitBit raffle give away!
Enter our raffle by doing the following:
- Complete this survey
- Promote your walk on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) using the hashtags #UCANRmoves and #ucwalks
The best nature, best fashion, and best urban point-of-interest photos will win a signed UC WALKS t-shirt, water bottle and fanny pack. Take photos along your walk and submit your best ONE photo here.
Please remember to stick to California's shelter in place guidelines while outdoors:
- Be sure to wear a mask during your walk
- Stay 6 feet apart from others while outside in your community
- Cover coughs and sneezes with your elbow
- Be sure to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds upon returning home
Make your walk an adventure, play Walking BINGO. Download the card at https://ucanr.edu/sites/Staff_Assembly/files/324342.pdf.
For more information, contact your Staff Assembly Ambassador or visit http://staffassembly.ucanr.edu/Subcommittees/Wellness_Committee/Wellness_Committee/UC_Walks/
UC Walks returns for its eighth year on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, bringing together faculty, staff, students and retirees to take a walk, share wellness tips and (with luck) enjoy the spring sunshine.
UC Walks is a free, systemwide event that began in 2010 as a way to raise awareness about the importance of making time for walking or fitness. Over the years, UC Walks just keeps growing, highlighting UC's commitment to becoming among the healthiest places in the country to live, work and study. Wellness managers and benefits professionals organize the events, making sure that each location offers something special – like UC Berkeley's signature flash mob, free health screenings at UC San Diego, and a Wellness and Safety Fair at UC Irvine.
Visit the UC Walks page on UCnet to check out this year's video and find out what's happening at your location. Although most events will take place on Wednesday, May 17, UCSF's event will be held on May 10, and UC Berkeley's event will be held on Friday, June 16. Participants will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last, courtesy of UC's medical and behavioral health plans.
Show your UC Walks spirit by sharing photos of you and your colleagues on Twitter, using #UCWalks. A collection of #UCWalks photos will be posted on UCnet after the event. Check out a photo slideshow of last year's event.
Attracting and retaining highly qualified employees is a top priority for UC ANR. To be more competitive among many diverse employment markets, UC ANR leadership has developed a plan to address the competitiveness of our staff salaries.
As part of UC ANR's overall compensation strategy, VP Humiston approved a four-year Market-based Adjustment Plan for non-represented staff to ensure salaries of existing staff are better aligned with the labor market. All non-represented staff are eligible to participate in this plan, regardless of their position's funding source. For some whose compensation has fallen behind market rates, the Division is making a significant effort to address this issue, as long as it is fiscally viable and prudent to do so.
Using UC Career Tracks, UC ANR Human Resources will be able to identify, review and address the salaries of non-represented staff members whose pay is not in the targeted competitive zone. This strategy will be implemented over four years, which will allow us to better manage the fiscal impact of the salary adjustments.
Eligible employees will be notified individually within the next few weeks. These market-based adjustments are separate and distinct from any merit program approved centrally by President Napolitano.
For more information, please read the FAQs at http://ucanr.edu/sites/ANRSPU/Supervisor_Resources/Compensation/Equity_.