University of California
Work Environment Assessment

ANR Staff Assembly

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Dear Colleagues,

                                     LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD

Two years ago you were asked to participate in a statewide survey regarding your Work Environment. The data from that survey has been tabulated and reviewed. While the Work Environment Assessment Committee was discussing survey results, we realized that ANR has no formal or consistent mechanism to get feedback from staff. AN ANR STAFF ASSEMBLY would provide that mechanism.

A staff assembly would promote effective communication between staff employees and the ANR administration. An ANR Staff Assembly would provide forums where staff at all levels can discuss UC ANR and University issues of mutual concern, and offer opinions and recommendations to the administration on policies, processes and programs.

For more information click on the links below. Let us know if you are interested in being involved in the ANR Staff Assembly by filling out a 1-minute survey by January 26th. If you have questions, please contact Jodi Azulai at jlazulai@ucanr.edu.

What is a staff assembly?
Who has staff assemblies in UC?
How would an ANR staff assembly benefit ANR staff?
What are the main functions of an ANR Staff Assembly?
Who would establish the ANR Staff Assembly?
How would staff volunteers establish the ANR Staff Assembly?
Who can be a member of the ANR Staff Assembly?
What personal benefits would I gain by being a member of the ANR staff assembly?
How do I get involved?

 
Sincerely,

Your Work Environment Assessment Committee

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What is a staff assembly?

An Assembly is a group of similar voices gathered together for discussion, administrative, and educational purposes.Each assembly has an executive board and officers dedicated to enhance communication among its members and to advise administrators. These assemblies also have representation on a systemwide staff assembly called The Council of the University of California Staff Assemblies (CUSCA) whose objective it is to provide service to the University by advising and providing a staff perspective to University of California (UC) decision makers.

Who has staff assemblies in UC?

Did you know that all ten UC campuses, UCOP, and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory have staff assemblies, but that ANR does not? ANR has an academic assembly but not a staff assembly.

How would an ANR staff assembly benefit ANR staff?

The mission of the Staff Assembly is to provide a forum to address the professional needs of UC ANR staff (non-academic) employees.

What are the main functions of an ANR Staff Assembly?

The key functions of the ANR Staff Assembly are to:

  • Promote an effective communication link between staff employees and the Administration.
  • Provide forums where staff at all levels can discuss UC ANR and University issues of mutual concern, and offer opinions and recommendations to the Administration on policies, processes and programs.
  • Develop professional contacts and friendship among staff employees on a regional and statewide level.
  • Recognize and encourage the contributions of staff to the University.
  • Provide opportunities to serve on ANR committees.

Who would establish the ANR Staff Assembly?

A voluntary staff committee will work to establish the ANR Staff Assembly which duties would include developing a mission statement, creating by-laws which would define the process for nominating and electing executive board members and officers.

How would staff volunteers establish the ANR Staff Assembly?

Volunteers would work to organize an election of elected board members and board members would appoint other members who will constitute the Staff Assembly Council, referred to as the Staff Council.

Who can be a member of the ANR Staff Assembly?

All career staff (non-Academic) employees are members of the staff assembly. However, certain positions like delegates to the Council of University of California Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) are limited to non-represented staff.

What personal benefits would I gain by being a member of the ANR staff assembly?

Personal benefits of participating in the ANR Staff Assembly:

  • Experience leadership opportunities, networking, personal and professional development, and ANR involvement.
  • Promote the interests and well-being of ANR staff.
  • Help create educational opportunities and exciting activities for interaction among ANR staff employees.
  • Support UC’s mission to provide forums for staff to communicate on issues of mutual concern.
  • Develop professional contacts and friendships on a regional and statewide level.

 How do I get involved?

Let us know if you are interested in learning more about and being involved in the ANR Staff Assembly by filling out a 1-minute survey conducted by the ANR Work Environment Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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