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November 28, 2017

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Dear Campus Community,

Heating and ventilation will again be curtailed on the Berkeley campus during the period from the end of the business day Friday, December 22, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018. During the entire curtailment period, faculty and staff are encouraged to plan to be away from campus. This reduction in energy and steam use during the winter break are anticipated to result in a cost savings to the campus of more than $100,000.

November 21, 2017

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Dear Colleagues,

Open Enrollment for health and welfare benefits will close TODAYTuesday, November 21 at 5pm sharp.

If you’re happy with your benefits, Open Enrollment may not feel like a priority. It’s worth your time though, to take a few important steps:

November 17, 2017

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Dear Colleagues,

Open Enrollment for health and welfare benefits will close on Tuesday, November 21, 5pm sharp.

Typically, the final two days of the Open Enrollment period are the busiest, which will mean heavy traffic for the website, so please try to avoid last minute choices.

If you haven’t already done so, to make the most of your UC Benefits:

November 16, 2017

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Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

As we approach the yearly rituals of the season—the Big Game and the holidays—we have an opportunity to reflect on the fall semester. 

November 14, 2017

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Dear Faculty and Staff,

The Cal Athletic Department and The Faculty Club of UC Berkeley are offering all current UC Berkeley faculty and staff two (2) COMPLIMENTARY tickets for each of the following games:

Women’s Basketball on November 24 & 25, 2017 at the Cal Classic Tournament (pick one date)

Men’s Basketball on December 6, 2017 at 7:00PM against Central Arkansas

November 2, 2017

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Dear Colleagues,

Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11 and we would like to take this opportunity to honor the sacrifice and service of the military veterans in our UC Berkeley community.

UC Berkeley is committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for veterans in our workforce, and we value the skills and experiences they bring. Below, please find information about some upcoming veteran-related campus events of interest to the entire workforce as well as some resources for our veterans.

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Dear Faculty and Staff,

The Cal Athletics Department would like to thank all UC Berkeley Faculty and Staff during Fall Staff Appreciation Week with specially priced tickets to Cal Football’s final home game of 2017 against Oregon State University this Saturday, November 4, at 2:00PM PST.

October 30, 2017

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Dear Colleagues,

October 26, 2017

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Open Enrollment begins today and ends Nov 21 at 5pm

What’s new?
UC will continue to offer the same choice of quality medical plans next year and the Legal plan is open once again for enrollment.

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Dear Colleagues,

Just a quick reminder that Fall Staff Appreciation Week is next week (Oct 30-Nov 3). Here are more details on what we have planned:

October 24, 2017

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[Call for Proposals for Campus Climate Speaker, Affirmation & Empowerment Series]

UC Berkeley is committed to upholding the values of diversity, inclusion, and scholarly discourse. To facilitate increasing opportunities for the campus community to engage in these values, the Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost are pleased to support a Campus Climate Speaker, Affirmation & Empowerment Series through the Division of Equity & Inclusion.

October 23, 2017

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Dear Colleagues,

Open Enrollment for health and welfare benefits is just around the corner beginning October 26 at 8am and ending November 21 at 5pm.  

Here are three ways to help you get the information you need to make an informed decision:

October 20, 2017

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Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to announce that Pat Goff will return to the UC Berkeley Campus on December 1, 2017 as our head of Environment, Health, and Safety (EH&S).

October 18, 2017

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Dear Campus Community,

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, the campus will participate in the "Great California ShakeOut,” a day of special events organized to inspire Californians to get ready for major earthquakes and to prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes.

October 17, 2017

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Dear Colleagues,

October 14, 2017

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Dear campus community,

I am writing to share the news that after close to ten years as dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering, Shankar Sastry has decided to step down and return full-time to his faculty position at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Dear Colleagues,

Staff appreciation can, and should, occur throughout the year - not just a week during the summer. To that end, we invite you to enjoy Fall Staff Appreciation Week, Oct 30 - Nov 3. Here’s what we have planned:

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Dear Colleagues,

The Office of the President invites comments on a proposed new policy for Crime Awareness and Campus Security (Clery Act).

October 12, 2017

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Dear Campus Community,

The smoke from the North Bay fires has caused our local air quality to worsen over the last several days, and it will likely stay poor through the weekend. To limit exposure indoors, University Health Services (UHS) is advising all building windows remain closed. 

In addition, Facilities is assessing the operational impacts of shutting down air-handling units in buildings that have this capability. Where feasible, this action may be taken to reduce the amount of outside air that is being delivered.

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Dear Colleagues,

October marks the 14th Annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.