Dear Colleagues,

As we approach the end of the fiscal year, I am pleased to share a few updates on Human Resources initiatives and projects. Please take a moment to read about new efforts, recent successes, and upcoming activities.

  • My UC Career: Learning and Organization Development and Talent Acquisition are partnering to launch My UC Career at UCSF. My UC Career is a unique, recently rolled-out online resource that will support you and your staff in discovering a career path by providing tools and tips to learn more about strengths, skills and opportunities. This tool provides access to six fast-paced modules to help: discover the right career for you; search for job opportunities across the UC system; build your resume; tell your story/elevator pitch; network; and practice interviewing.

This tool and other resources to help you and your teams take charge of your career development can be found at

  • Talent Acquisition Workshops: UCSF’s Talent Acquisition team has launched a yearlong workshop series to provide job seekers and hiring managers tips and tools for a successful talent match. Each quarter Talent Acquisition will offer a workshop on specific topics, providing practical advice and insights to make the job search and recruitment run smoothly.

The first session, held in March, focused on interviewing skills and was filled to capacity. We look forward to upcoming workshops throughout the rest of 2018:

For more information or questions about the series, please contact Jessica Blair-Driessler at [email protected].

  • Decreased Workers’ Compensation Rate: UCSF’s campus workers' compensation rate will decrease by about 11% for the coming fiscal year, translating to an estimated savings of about $1.48 million across UCSF. Once again, our campus rate is the second lowest in the UC System, with only UC Irvine having a lower rate. 
  • PeopleConnect: The PeopleConnect Management Actions (PCMA) pilot continues for campus. We are gathering important feedback from participants in the pilot and learning from the successful launch of PCMA for UCSF Health. We are also making progress on fixes and enhancements.

The new HR Technology Steering Committee will launch in the next few weeks (see membership roster). This group will make recommendations on critical requirements and help prioritize enhancements.

  • FY19 Staff Salary Program: The UC Office of the President (UCOP) has not yet announced a salary/merit program for policy-covered staff for FY19, but HR will communicate when we have more information from UCOP. The Office of the Vice Provost, Academic Affairs recently shared UCOP’s announcement of the 2018-19 Academic Salary Program.
  • 2018 UCSF Staff Engagement Survey: This year’s engagement survey closed last week with strong participation across campus. This is always a significant effort by survey ambassadors, managers, organizational leaders, and HR. We thank everyone who supported the survey process and encouraged participation. Managers will receive results in July – look for information from Learning and Organization Development and Gallup in the weeks to come.
  • HR Customer Survey: Thank you also to everyone who participated in the last wave of the HR Customer Survey. We will receive results later this month and will continue to work with the HR Advisory Board to use the results as we set continuous improvement priorities.

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


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