The new Postdoctoral Scholar Shared Services Unit went live on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The unit will provide improved service with optimal workflow for efficiency and customer service and will ensure support of policy through our streamlined process, best practices, and guidance on issues and activities related to terms of employment such as:

  • Appointments
  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Work authorization (visas)

We will work in partnership with Labor and Employee Relations and the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars to support the postdoctoral population.

The new HR Postdoc Shared Services team consists of:

Esther Carter, Director
Shirley McFaden, Postdoc Lead
Aurora Breganza, HR Postdoc Generalist
Willie Mok, HR Postdoc Generalist
Chrys Rayrao, HR Postdoc Generalist
Susy Velasco, HR Postdoc Generalist
Vicky Victorio, HR Postdoc Generalist
Paty Vu, HR Postdoc Generalist

Department assignments can be found using the Find Your HR Representative tool.

The UCSF HR website now hosts a number of tools and resources to assist with HR actions related to postdoctoral scholars, such as the new checklist (MyAccess login required) designed for departments to streamline the new/reappointment process. Click here to locate additional new postdoc resources. Note: You will have access to the most resources once you log into the website using your MyAccess credentials.

Additionally, the HR Service Request System (SRS) has been enhanced by providing new "Postdoc" and "Graduate Student Researcher/GSR" ticket types, which will expedite routing the ticket directly to your HR Postdoc Generalist. We are also working on enhancing the Postdoc and Graduate Student Researcher ticket fields. Stay tuned for updates.