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ANR to close Dec. 29-31 for winter curtailment

Similar to previous years, ANR units – including, Research and Extension Centers, UCCE county offices and the Second Street Building in Davis – will be closed from Dec. 24, 2020, through Jan. 1, 2021, except for essential services. ANR offices will reopen on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. The curtailment (closure) schedule will be the same for ANR employees at UCOP.

Winter closure schedule: 
Dec. 24, 2020 – Holiday 
Dec. 25, 2020 – Holiday 
Dec. 28, 2020 – Curtailment (closure) 
Dec. 29, 2020 – Curtailment (closure) 
Dec. 30, 2020 – Curtailment (closure) 
Dec. 31, 2020 – Holiday 
Jan. 1, 2021 – Holiday

During the curtailment (closure) days above, employees will be given the option of using accrued vacation, compensatory time off (CTO), or leave without pay for the curtailment days. In the event an employee has not accumulated a sufficient amount of vacation time before December to cover the three days, arrangements can be made to allow those individuals to borrow against future vacation time. 

Some UCCE County Offices and Research and Extension Centers may need to adjust the closure schedule to accommodate local needs; this is at the discretion of the director and approval by ANR leadership. If you have a question about your local office schedule, please contact your director.

As you may have seen, UC Systemwide has been discussing a separate Curtailment Plan to be implemented at a later date. As soon as we receive further direction from UCOP, we will confirm ANR's implementation strategies. Please contact humanresources@ucanr.edu for additional information. 

Posted on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 9:10 AM
  • Author: John Fox

ANR 2019-20 winter holiday closure schedule announced

Human Resources has confirmed the 2019-20 winter holiday closure schedule. 

ANR units – including Research and Extension Centers, BOC Kearney, UCCE county offices and the Second Street Building in Davis – will be closed from Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, through Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, except for essential services. ANR offices will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. The closure schedule will be the same for ANR employees at UCOP.

Winter closure schedule:

Mon, 12/23 – Regular work day 

Tue, 12/24 – UC Holiday 

Wed, 12/25 – UC Holiday 

Thu, 12/26 – Winter Closure 

Fri, 12/27 – Winter Closure 

Mon, 12/30 – Winter Closure

Tue, 12/31 – UC Holiday 

Wed, 1/1/20 – UC Holiday 

Thu, 1/2/20 – Regular work day

Fri, 1/3/20 – Regular work day

Dec. 26, 27 and 30, 2019, will be curtailment (closure) days. Employees will be given the option of using accrued vacation, compensatory time off (CTO), or leave without pay for the curtailment days. In the event an employee has not accumulated a sufficient amount of vacation time before December to cover the three days, arrangements can be made to allow those individuals to borrow against future vacation time. 

Some UCCE county offices and research and extension centers may adjust the closure schedule to accommodate local needs; this is at the discretion of the director and approval by ANR leadership. If you have a question about your local office schedule, please contact your director.

 

Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 10:59 AM

ANR to close for winter holidays

To help with planning, I am writing to confirm this year's winter holiday closure schedule. ANR units – including Research and Extension Centers, BOC Kearney, UCCE county offices and the Second Street Building in Davis – will be closed from Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, except for essential services. ANR offices will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. The closure schedule will be the same for ANR employees at UCOP.

UC holidays will be observed on:

Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25;

Monday, Dec. 31, 2018; and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. 

December 26, 27 and 28, 2018, will be curtailment (closure) days. Employees will be given the option of using accrued vacation, compensatory time off (CTO), or leave without pay for the curtailment days. In the event an employee has not accumulated a sufficient amount of vacation time before December to cover the three days, arrangements can be made to allow those individuals to borrow against future vacation time. 

We understand some UCCE county offices and research and extension centers may need to adjust the closure schedule to accommodate local needs. We ask that all UCCE county offices and RECs confirm their local schedules by completing this short survey no later than Tuesday, Nov. 6. Please complete this survey even if your office is following the ANR closure schedule.

http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=21866

Vice Provost Mark Lagrimini has the authority to approve alternative schedules for offices or individual employees at UCCE offices or the RECs. Mark will review your survey submissions and contact you with any questions or concerns. For administrative units, requests to work during the closure days will be reviewed by AVP Tu Tran.

Thank you for your cooperation. I hope you enjoy the winter break.

John Fox
Executive Director, Human Resources

 

 

Posted on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 2:18 PM

AVP Powers announces 51 proposals invited for competitive and high-reward grants

AVP Wendy Powers announced the letters of intent (LOIs) for which principal investigators have been invited to submit full proposals to ANR's Competitive Grants Program and High-Risk/High-Reward Grants Program. The list of 51 approved projects can be found at http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/261626.pdf.

This year ANR received a total of 108 letters of intent — 97 for the Competitive Grants Program and 11 for the High-Risk/High-Reward Grants Program. Strategic Initiative leaders and their respective panels reviewed all letters of intent thoroughly to address the appropriateness of the proposals in addressing the goals and criteria outlined by each funding opportunity.

ANR Competitive Grants Program

The purpose of the ANR competitive grants program is to address high-priority issue areas identified by at least one of the strategic initiatives: Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases (EIPD), Healthy Families and Communities (HFC), Sustainable Food Systems (SFS), Sustainable Natural Ecosystems (SNE), and Water Quality, Quantity and Security (Water).

ANR Competitive Grants Program 2017 Cycle:

  • Full proposals due June 19
  • Technical peer review: mid-June – early September 2017
  • Strategic Initiative review and recommendations: end of September 2017
  • Program Council review and recommendations: October/November 2017
  • Announcement of funded grants: November/December 2017

High-Risk/High-Reward Grants Program

Given the complexity of societal problems, high-risk research is necessary to achieve gains for real progress in addressing present and emerging challenges. This program will provide funds to initiate and complete research and proof-of-concept efforts that serve as the basis for larger funding opportunities. These projects must be of a high-risk/high-reward nature that are best conducted in a controlled, research setting and, if successful, lend themselves to subsequent larger funding opportunities and/or intellectual property development.

Proposed projects must be within the scope of the ANR Strategic Vision. All ANR academics with PI status are eligible to apply. Proposals will be accepted using the same timeline as outlined for the traditional competitive grants program, but reviewed separately due to the nature of the proposal.

For questions about ANR's competitive grants program or high-risk/high-reward grants program, please contact Melanie Caruso at mmcaruso@ucanr.edu.

Nutrition Policy Institute launches Research to Action news brief

The Nutrition Policy Institute has launched a news brief called Research to Action. The publication will provide information on research, policy, news, announcements, events, articles and action items focused on nutrition and healthy communities. 

The first issue looks at the work of the National Drinking Water Alliance (NDWA). NPI is the “hub” for NDWA, which engages in and coordinates evidence-based efforts going on all over the country to improve tap water safety and access, especially for children, and to provide drinking water education and promotion. The NDWA website is a “go-to” resource for information on drinking water. 
 
Future editions of Research to Action will be sent several times per year. Please sign up for the Research to Action mailing list, and please share Research to Action with colleagues who would be interested in receiving it.

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