Dear Colleagues,

Happy New Year! With the new year, it is time for my annual update on UCSF Human Resources’ rates. Please read on for details about FY19 funding model recommendations, an update on our PeopleConnect Management Actions pilot, and a reminder of the 2018 Staff Engagement Survey.

Last week, the HR Advisory Board reviewed and endorsed our recharge rates for FY19 based on the recommendations of the HR funding model subcommittee. The key recommendations are:

  • Inflationary increase of 3% to each population category’s rates for FY19 
    • This follows the subcommittee’s recommendation of the last several years that HR’s rates should escalate at the same rate as fixed cost increases for other units in order to meet customer service goals and unexpected workload adjustments. 
  • Maintain the current population weightings for FY19

Please review the FY19 rates and details of these recommendations, including future considerations for funding HR services, in the funding model section of the HR website.

The funding model subcommittee is composed customer and HR representatives, and we appreciate committee members’ time and thoughtful discussion.

In my last message, I announced the second phase of our PeopleConnect deployment – the launch of Management Actions to replace the HR Service Request System. The pilot started this week, and we look forward to learning together ahead of the full launch. Expansion to all departments was slated for late February, but based on feedback from department managers about critical functionality, we are delaying the full launch until priority enhancements can be implemented. We will announce a new go live date once the timeline for those enhancements is confirmed.

I also shared that UCSF will conduct the next Staff Engagement Survey in spring 2018. We have now confirmed that the survey dates will be April 24 to May 15. In the coming months, departments will be asked to update their organizational hierarchy and unit ambassadors will be identified and trained.

Please contact me, or any member of the HR leadership, with any questions.

Best regards,

David Odato
Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
UCSF
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
UCSF Health