July 10, 2017

Dear UC Berkeley faculty and staff:

The University of California encourages all employees to report improper governmental activity by the University of California or a University of California employee (e.g., corruption, malfeasance, bribery, theft or misuse of government property, fraud, coercion, or conversion), or wastes money, or involves gross misconduct, gross incompetence, or gross inefficiency.

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What’s new?
The UC Learning Center is getting a well deserved overhaul this summer. Since the system first launched nine years ago, technology has rapidly accelerated, and as this will be its first major upgrade, the changes will be a win for everyone. It will be easier to navigate and find your courses, more reliable on all web browsers, and in general a much more user-friendly experience.

July 5, 2017

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Dear campus community,

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Vice Chancellor Paul Alivisatos as Berkeley’s next Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (EVCP), effective immediately. He will continue his duties as Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR) until an interim replacement is appointed.

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Dear campus community,

I’ve been thinking a lot about journeys as I begin my time as chancellor. I still vividly remember the first journey I took to California—across the country by car, the first time I had been west of Philadelphia—to begin my faculty appointment here. It was then, in those first months of teaching, that I fell in love with Berkeley—a love that still animates me now. I hope that my history and experience with the campus will give me the knowledge and wisdom to be the chancellor that the campus needs.

July 3, 2017

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Dear Campus Community,

The student information systems outage is complete, CalCentral and SIS Campus Solutions are now available.

The systems’ outage and upgrade that was originally scheduled for July 1-4 was completed last night. The upgrade brings to UC Berkeley the newest and most sustainable Oracle Campus Solutions software version currently available.

Upgrade Benefits

Better system security
Continuous behind-the-scenes software support by Oracle
A more stable system environment
Improved interface and user experience
Questions and Support

June 30, 2017

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Dear Colleagues:

We are delighted to announce Cruz Grimaldo has been named Assistant Vice Chancellor & Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships. She has been serving in this role in an interim capacity since August 2016 and we are excited for her to assume this role permanently, effective July 1, 2017.

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What’s new?
The improved online performance management tool is now available. We heard your feedback from last year and are pleased to bring many of the functional enhancements that you asked for, including:

FY17 goals automatically populate (from the FY16 reviews) when the form is first opened by supervisor, or they may choose to create a new one.

We’ve added space for employees to provide a self-review (if needed), and provided an opportunity to comment at the end of the review (if they wish).

June 29, 2017

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EH&S Leadership Transition


Dear Colleagues,

After 16 years as the Executive Director of the UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S), Mark Freiberg has accepted the position of EH&S Executive Director on the UCSF campus. Mark's last day at Berkeley will be Friday, July 14. Effective at 5 pm that day, Brandon DeFrancisci will assume the role of Interim Director of EH&S at UCB until a national search can be completed. The search will be launched in July.

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Faculty and Staff,

Effective January 1, 2017, state law AB 1887 prohibited using state funds to pay for travel to a state that has passed a law discriminating based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

June 28, 2017

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Dear Colleagues,

The University of California, Berkeley invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Walter A. Haas School of Business. The position is available on July 1, 2018. The closing date for applications is January 16, 2018.

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Dear Student Affairs and Administration & Finance Staff,

June 26, 2017

Dear Campus Colleagues:

I have just completed making the budget decisions for our 2017-2018 budget. Divisions (schools, colleges, administrative units) have received their letters and we will post the decisions on line at cfo.berkeley.edu, along with a FAQ that we hope will answer any questions.

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Dear Campus Colleagues:

I have just completed making the budget decisions for our 2017-2018 budget. Divisions (schools, colleges, administrative units) have received their letters and we will post the decisions on line at cfo.berkeley.edu, along with a FAQ that we hope will answer any questions.

June 23, 2017

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Dear Colleagues:

I am thrilled to announce that Anne K. F. Jones, EdD, will join our division as the new Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff for the Division of Student Affairs, effective August 7, 2017.

June 22, 2017

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Dear campus community,

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Oscar Dubón, Jr. as Berkeley’s next Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion (VCEI). Professor Dubón will begin his term as Vice Chancellor effective July 1, 2017.

June 19, 2017

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Dear Berkeley Faculty & Staff:

The Golden Bear Experience is under way for our fall 2017 incoming first-year and transfer students. While they are preparing for their transition to campus, we want to notify our faculty and staff about how Move-In Day and Golden Bear Orientation will affect you and our campus.

June 16, 2017

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Today, as we bring this wonderful week of appreciating staff to a close, it’s time to get out your walking shoes! Please join Chancellor Designate Carol Christ, other UC Berkeley leaders, and your campus colleagues in our fun group walk.

June 12, 2017

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Dear members of the campus community,

June 8, 2017

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Staff Appreciation Week (June 12 - 16) is next week!

VC Na’ilah Nasir is our Keynote speaker during Tuesday lunchtime and although the event is sold out in person, you can still join in online. Watch out for an email with a viewing link next Tuesday morning.

Summerfest is back on Wednesday from 11:30am - 1:30pm. There will be a dozen food trucks with food available the entire time... so no need to arrive right at 11:30am, or worry we’ll run out. Managers are encouraged to stagger their staff’s time-off to attend over the two hours as business needs allow.

June 5, 2017

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Save the Date

Division of Student Affairs
State of the Division

Friday, October 20, 2017
8:30 am - 12:00 Noon

Please hold this time in your calendars and plan to attend.

Location to be announced soon