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Reminder of policy on foreign government visits to U.S. universities

In July 2020, the State Department implemented a policy update that requires Chinese diplomats and government officials temporarily visiting the U.S. to provide advance notification to the Department's Office of Foreign Missions when visiting U.S. universities or research institutions.

The State Department would like UC's assistance in communicating the existence of this policy to relevant university offices and stakeholders to raise awareness. 

“The requirement is the visitor's, not ours, to register with the State Department, but it is important that we are aware of this policy,” said Kathy Nolan, director of Contracts and Grants and export control officer. 

See the State Department's documents “Visits by Chinese Government Officials to State and Local Governments in the United States,” “Visits by Chinese Government Officials to Research Facilities in the United States,” “Visits by Chinese Government Officials to Educational Institutions in the United States,” and “Designation and Determination Pursuant to the Foreign Missions Act” in the Federal Register.

If you have questions, please contact Nolan at knolan@ucanr.edu or (530) 447-0801 Ext. 1402.

Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 1:06 PM

Comments on new Title IX rules due July 13

The University urgently invites comments on the U.S. Department of Education's proposed amendments to the Title IX regulations issued by the May 2020 administration, as published last week. 

The regulations primarily address how schools must respond to sex-based harassment, including sexual violence. However, as the Department of Education proposes amending them, they would also explicitly prohibit other forms of discrimination based on sex stereotypes, sex characteristics, sexual orientation, gender identity, and pregnancy or related conditions, and enhance protections based on pregnancy or parenting status.  

The rules address topics of great significance to the UC community, and it is critical that the Office of the President provide comments. 

To ensure those comments are informed by the views of the UC community, we encourage you to submit your input to the Systemwide Title IX Office directly via an online survey at https://survey.alchemer.com/collab/6922132/2022-Title-IX-Regulations-Stakeholder-Survey. Please comment no later than July 13, 2022.  The section numbers in the survey align with the section numbers in the proposed rules. 

The new Title IX rules are posted at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/t9nprm.pdf.

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 10:56 AM
  • Author: Rachel Lloyd

Employee comment sought on academic family leave policy changes

The University invites comments on proposed revisions to Sections 715 and 760 of the Academic Personnel Manual: 

  • APM - 715, Leaves of Absence/Family and Medical Leave
  • APM - 760, Family Accommodations for Childbearing and Childrearing

Summarized below are the proposed key policy revisions that are being distributed for systemwide review:   

  • Proposed revisions are being made to APM - 715, Leaves of Absence/Family and Medical Leave, and APM - 760, Family Accommodations for Childbearing and Childrearing in order to reflect the increase in the paid family leave benefit from 70% to 100% of eligible earnings, with a proposed effective date of January 1, 2023.  All other aspects of the policies will remain the same. 

The proposed policy may be viewed at https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Administration/Business_Operations/Controller/Administrative_Policies_-_Business_Contracts/Policy_and_administrative_handbooks/ANR_Administrative_Handbook/Recent_Updates.

If you have any questions or if you wish to comment, please contact Robin Sanchez at rgsanchez@ucanr.edu, no later than July 18, 2022. Please indicate “APM-715/760 Employee Comment” in the subject line.

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 10:07 AM

Fee policy for graduate student in absentia registration open for employee comment

The University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy - Fee Policy for Graduate Student In Absentia Registration.  The policy is proposed to be revised and includes the following key issues: 

  • The revisions to the policy language would permit Deans to establish “a local campus region within which in absentia registration will not be considered” instead of limiting eligibility to students studying outside of California.

The proposed policy is posted at https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Administration/Business_Operations/Controller/Administrative_Policies_-_Business_Contracts/Policy_and_administrative_handbooks/ANR_Administrative_Handbook/Recent_Updates/.

If you have any questions or if you wish to comment, please contact Robin Sanchez at rgsanchez@ucanr.edu, no later than July 22, 2021. Please indicate “Grad-In Absentia Policy” in the subject line.

Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 9:55 AM

New policies proposed for absence from work and end-of-life options

The University of California Office of the President seeks employee comments on the two policy changes proposed below.

PPSM-2.210 Absence from Work – Pay for Family Care & Bonding Employee Consultation Period

The University of California is proposing revisions to PPSM-2.210 (Absence from Work), which applies to staff employees in the Professional & Support Staff, Managers & Senior Professionals, and Senior Management personnel groups. 

PPSM-2.210 has been updated to include language that describes the new Pay for Family Care and Bonding option, which will be implemented on July 1, 2021. Please note that only the sections of the Absence from Work policy that were updated as part of this review are included.

The proposed policy is posted at https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Administration/Business_Operations/Controller/Administrative_Policies_-_Business_Contracts/Policy_and_administrative_handbooks/ANR_Administrative_Handbook/Recent_Updates/.

If you have any questions or if you wish to comment, please contact Robin Sanchez at rgsanchez@ucanr.edu no later than April 24, 2021. Please indicate “Absence from Work Policy” in the subject line.

UC Health Participation in Activities under the End of Life Options Act

The University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy UC Health Participation in Activities under the End of Life Option Act. The policy is proposed to be revised and includes the following key issues: 

  • The issuance of the Interim Presidential Policy: UC Health Participation in Activities under the End of Life Option Act in 2016, coincided with the issuance of the End of Life Option Act (California Health and Safety Code §443, et seq., referred to in this policy as the “Option Act”) which allows terminally ill adult patients with the mental capacity to make medical decisions to request to be prescribed and self-administer an aid-in-dying drug to end their life if specific conditions are met.
  • The Option Act establishes specific procedures and requirements to be followed by patients and health care providers who choose to assist them. It also provides that, upon proper notice, a health care provider may “opt out.”
  • UC Health has chosen not to opt out but acknowledges the rights of individual employees to refrain from participating in activities authorized under the Option Act.
  • It is the policy of the University of California to extend to its patients the choices made available through the Option Act and to comply with its terms. The University, however, neither requires nor encourages any individual provider to participate. Participation in activities authorized under the Act is strictly voluntary.

The proposed policy is posted at  https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Administration/Business_Operations/Controller/Administrative_Policies_-_Business_Contracts/Policy_and_administrative_handbooks/ANR_Administrative_Handbook/Recent_Updates/.

If you have any questions or if you wish to comment, please contact Robin Sanchez at rgsanchez@ucanr.edu no later than June 24, 2021. Please indicate “UC Health Option Act” in the subject line.

 

 

Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 2:13 AM

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