Recent HR Update Articles

New: Pre-Hire COVID-19 Testing (2020-08-05)

Pre-Hire COVID 19 Testing required for all new recruits and all new employees working on site on ...


Learning and Organization Development Launches Additional Trainings Geared Toward Remote Teams and Workers (2020-08-03)

Professional development for managers and individual contributors is a consistent feedback theme in ...


Your Voice Counts Survey (2020-08-03)

In case you missed it, Chancellor Sam Hawgood and President and CEO Mark Laret sent an email in...


Join the UCSF OUTList: Build Community and Raise Visibility for LGBTQIA (2020-08-02)

The LGBT Resource Center invites faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and trainees who identify as ...


Climate Change in the UCSF Mind (2020-08-02)

On behalf of the Office of Sustainability, please share the Climate Change in the Mind of UCSF surve...


PeopleConnect Upgrade (2020-08-02)

The new PeopleConnect is live! This update included improvements to simplify and streamline navigati...


UCSF Coping and Resiliency Program (2020-07-29)

UCSF is committed to supporting the well-being of all employees at UCSF during these unprecedented t...


Online Resources Available for Campus Redeployment Programs (2020-07-29)

Online resources are now available to guide Campus departments through redeployment. Departments ...


Effective 7/1/21: Paid Family Leave Benefit Approved for Faculty and Staff (2020-07-13)

UC announced on Monday that the Council of Chancellors unanimously approved the recommendation to pr...


Title and Pay Plan Application Retired (2020-07-09)

Effective Monday, July 20, HR will retire the legacy Title and Pay Plan (TPP) application, and the T...


Faces of Ability Project (Part II) Announcement (2020-07-09)

The UCSF Committee on Disability Inclusion is looking for members of the UCSF community who are will...


New System Information Page Now Available on the UCPath Website (2020-06-28)

The UCPath website has been enhanced to include a System Information page that consolidates UCPath s...


Workers' Compensation Payroll Rate Decrease (2020-06-15)

The UCSF campus workers’ compensation rate will decrease again for the coming fiscal year...


Salary Freeze for Policy-Covered Staff and Policy-Covered, Non-Student Academic Appointees effective July 1, 2020 (2020-06-14)

On Monday, May 18 President Napolitano announced a systemwide freeze on salaries for policy-covered ...


Campus HR/TSU Processing Deadline Changes (2020-06-11)

With the launch of UCPath effective June 1, 2020 changes to department submission deadlines for HR a...


Formal Review/Employee Comment Period: Seismic Safety (2020-06-11)

The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) invites comments on the proposed Preside...


Formal Review/Employee Comment Period: Revised Presidential Policy on Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation (2020-06-11)

The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) invites comments on the proposed Preside...


Represented Academic Researchers Salary Scales - Effective 7/1/20 (2020-06-11)

In accordance with the collective bargaining agreement between the International Union, United Autom...


Self-service Tool Now Available for Campus Departments to Update Supervisory Reports-to Relationships (2020-06-11)

During conversion to UCPath, some supervisor relationships for employees with multiple appointments ...


HR Monthly Reports Online Are Now Live! (2020-06-02)

HR Monthly Reports, frequently used by managers/people leaders to audit employee and affiliate recor...


Office 365: Desktop Applications and External Collaborators (2020-05-31)

UCSF IT announces the next release of Office 365 collaboration tools that further improve your ...


CARES Act Impact on UC Retirement Savings Program (2020-05-31)

The recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) contain several provi...


Update to Exception Review Process for Postdoctoral Training Appointments Beyond the 5th Year (2020-05-31)

Recently, the unusual circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted or delayed the tra...


San Francisco Minimum Wage (2020-05-31)

In accordance with San Francisco’s Minimum Wage ordinance, employees who are paid less than $1...


July 2020 Wage Implementation (2020-05-18)

Pursuant to the applicable collective bargaining agreements, the chart below describes several upcom...


System Reminders and Resources Before UCPath is Live on June 1 (2020-05-18)

HBS Outage and Early Timekeeping Deadlines Huntington Business Systems (HBS) will be unavailable ...


Congratulations to the Recent HR Employees of the Month (2020-05-18)

The UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program Selection Committee is pleased to announce the most recent ...


HR Monthly Reports: Reminders and Next Steps for When UCPath Goes Live (2020-05-18)

On May 7, we shared information about updates coming to HR Monthly Reports when UCPath goes live on ...


Resume and Cover Letter Writing Virtual Workshop with Campus Talent Acquisition (2020-05-17)

*Managers: please share this information with employees on your team Spruce up your resume and co...


New LER Pager Service and Officer of the Day Reminder (2020-05-05)

Labor and Employee Relations now has an on-call pager to have a member of our team available to addr...


HR Monthly Reports - What Customers Need to Know About Changes When UCPath Goes Live (2020-05-05)

UCPath will bring changes to how appointments are managed at UCSF. As a system, UCPath handles appoi...


Reclassification and Equity Pause Lifted (2020-05-03)

The reclassification and equity pause went into effect on February 29, 2020. At that time, there wer...


Reminder: Key Dates in May during Cutover to UCPath (2020-05-03)

As UCPath cutover activities continue through June 1, campus managers and administrators should take...


Join the Virtual UCPath Employee Town Hall on May 11 (2020-05-03)

All UCSF employees are invited to join a virtual UCPath Town Hall on Monday, May 11, from 3 p.m. to ...


Congratulations to the Most Recent HR Employee of the Month! (2020-04-30)

The UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program Selection Committee is pleased to announce Selena Rivas as ...


Fidelity Retirement Services Continue to be Available (2020-04-29)

UC has an enriching partnership with Fidelity to provide retirement education and planning services ...


Formal Review/Employee Comment Period: Global Disaster Assistance Committee-Emergency Vacation Leave Sharing Program (2020-04-29)

UCSF invites comments on the newly created Global Disaster Assistance Committee-Emergency Vacation L...


Position Management for Interns, Residents and Clinical Fellows Transitions to HR Shared Services (2020-04-13)

With to the implementation of UCPath, payroll/personnel actions (new hires/HR onboarding, payroll, a...


AYSO Benefits Enrollment Closure During UCPath Cutover (2020-04-09)

The At Your Service Online (AYSO) new benefits enrollment portal will close at midnight on April 23,...


UC Health Plans Provide Expanded Behavioral Health Services (2020-03-30)

All UC Health plans for employees, postdoctoral scholars, residents and fellows have expanded v...


HR System Deadlines (PCMA, MPM, PPS) (2020-03-30)

Upcoming Cutover Deadlines for HR Actions in April Campus managers and administrators should take...


Early Timekeeping Deadlines during Cutover to UCPath (2020-03-29)

UCSF is preparing for the implementation of UCPath on June 1, and project cutover activities are und...


Formal Review/Employee Comment Period Proposed Revisions to Presidential Policy - Human Subjects in Research (2020-03-29)

The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) invites comments on proposed revisions t...


Formal Review/Employee Comment Period - Proposed Revision to Presidential Policy Business and Finance Bulletin G-28: Travel Regulations (2020-03-29)

The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) invites comments on the proposed revisio...


UCSF COVID-19 Emergency Voluntary Catastrophic Leave Sharing Program (EVCLSP) (2020-03-25)

UCSF has developed an Emergency Catastrophic Leave Donation Bank to support faculty, non-faculty aca...


Changes Coming when AYSO Freezes on April 24 (2020-03-17)

As part of UCSF’s transition to UCPath, At Your Service Online (AYSO) will become read-only, s...


Moved to Zoom: Ace That Interview with Talent Acquisition (2020-03-16)

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Talent Acquisition (TA) is making adjustments to the Ace Tha...


Formal Review / Employee Comment Period for Proposed Presidential Policy: Gender Recognition and Lived Name (2020-03-12)

The University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Pol...


Adjustments to New Employee Orientation (NEO) due to COVID-19 (2020-03-11)

As the situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is continuing to evolve, HR is making adjustments t...


COVID-19: Campus HR Program Impacts (2020-03-11)

Achievement and SPOT Awards May SPOT and Achievement Award submission...


HR Customer Satisfaction Survey Results, January 2020 (2020-03-02)

In January, UCSF Human Resources invited you to take a Campus HR Customer Satisfaction Survey. Below...


Announcing the FY20 Postdoctoral Scholar Stipend Levels (2020-03-01)

On February 7, 2020 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced its fiscal year 2020 Ruth L. K...


Reminder: Attend a UCPath Town Hall for Campus Managers and Supervisors on March 10 or 30 (2020-02-27)

Postponed until further notice. We invite Campus managers and supervisors to attend a UCPath Town...


Announcing the 2019 UCSF HR Employee of the Year! (2020-02-26)

The UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program Selection Committee is pleased to announce Chrystyne R...


Congratulations to the Most Recent HR Employees of the Month! (2020-02-19)

The UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program Selection Committee is pleased to announce the most recent ...


Congratulations to the Most Recent UCSF HR SPOT Award Winners! (2020-02-13)

The UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program Selection Committee is pleased to announce the most recent ...


FY21 Academic Renewals and Compensation Letters Timeline (2020-02-13)

On February 6, we provided information on upcoming Academic Renewal Planning, important dates, and k...


AFSCME - SX and EX/PCT Contract Wage Implementation (2020-02-12)

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) membership for the Service...


Reminder: Talent Acquisition - Ace That Interview Workshop (2020-02-11)

As a reminder, HR’s Talent Acquisition (TA) will be hosting their first workshop of the year &...


2020 UCSF Annual Policy Notification (2020-02-11)

Labor and Employee Relations (LER) would like to announce UCSF’s annual notification of import...


STAR Achievement and Spot Awards: Updated Payment Dates (2020-02-09)

The STAR award calendar now includes Achievement Award dates and some minor updates to the SPOT Awar...


Joanne Fraysse-Gordon, Executive Compensation Coordinator Retirement in Spring 2020 (2020-02-03)

Joanne Fraysse-Gordon, Senior Management Group/Faculty Administrator/Executive Compensation Coordina...


Two Staff Action Deadlines in Preparation for UCPath: February 28 and March 6 (2020-02-03)

As the UCPath launch approaches, we want you to know about two key dates that affect staff appointme...


Attend a UCPath Town Hall for Managers and Supervisors - March 10 and 30 (2020-01-29)

Postponed until further notice. Managers and supervisors are invited to attend an upcoming UCPath...


Academic Renewal Planning (2020-01-29)

Academic Renewal Planning  With the fiscal year coming to a close, UCSF HR would like to rem...


Upcoming Talent Acquisition Workshops (2020-01-29)

On Wednesday, March 25, UCSF’s Talent Acquisition (TA) team is kicking off the launch of ...


One Month In: Straight Replacement / New Position, Like Job Process (2020-01-21)

The Straight Replacement/New Position, Like Job recruitment process launched campus-wide on December...


Composite Benefits Rate: Contribution Rate for Benefits, Taxes and Assessments (2020-01-20)

With the upcoming UCPath implementation, UCSF will transition to a new method of charging for the em...


Welcome Shannon Stone, JD, to Campus HR Staff Shared Services (2020-01-20)

Please join me in welcoming Shannon Stone, JD, to UCSF HR! I am excited to announce that Shannon bee...


For Managers and Supervisors: Campus Performance Evaluation Training (2020-01-20)

To assist Supervisors and Managers with performance evaluations, Ellen Loyd of UCSF Human Resources ...


New Pay Dates for Bi-Weekly Paid UPTE Employees: January, 2020 Wage Implementations (2020-01-20)

This is an update on the January, 2020 Wage Implementation schedule published in December, 2019.&nbs...


UCRAYS Replaces AYSO Retirement Estimator Tool (2020-01-20)

Last fall, UC announced a new retirement resource: UC Retirement At Your Service (UCRAYS). UCRAYS is...


HR Customer Satisfaction Survey Results, October 2019 (2020-01-07)

Dear Colleagues, In October, UCSF Human Resources invited you to take a Campus HR Customer Satisf...


Mindfulness-Based Self-Compassion Program: Introduction Session (2020-01-06)

Join the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) for an 8-week mindfulness-based self-compassi...


January 29, 2020: 4th Bi-Annual Staff Engagement Town Hall (2020-01-06)

UCSF Learning and Organization Development (L&OD) invites you to our 4th Bi-Annual Staff Engagem...


Emerald Light and Claire Grote Promoted to New Roles in Academic Affairs (2019-12-17)

Brian Alldredge, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (VPAA), recently announced new roles for Eme...


At Your Service Online (AYSO) Year-End Closures and Impact to Benefits Enrollment Process (2019-12-17)

Please note that At Your Service Online (AYSO) new and current benefits enrollment sections clo...


Upcoming January, 2020 Wage Implementation (2019-12-17)

As part of the University’s agreements with the University Professional and Technical Employee...


Talent Acquisition Team Achieves Elite Certified Recruiter Designation (2019-12-17)

Recently, the Campus Staff Talent Acquisition (TA) team completed the Certified Recruiter Program wi...


Now Live - Straight Replacement, New Position, Like Job Recruitment Requests (2019-12-05)

Now Live - Straight Replacement, New Position, Like Job Recruitment Requests Today, UCSF HR is ex...


Please Welcome New Colleagues to Academic Shared Services (2019-12-04)

Carolyn Chang, PHR recently joined Team B Academic as an Academic HR Generalist. Carolyn comes ...


December Updates: HR Roadmap Toolkit (2019-12-04)

December updates to the HR Roadmap Toolkit are now available. This resource is intended to...


Updated Resources: Employee Death Guidelines and Policy (2019-12-04)

HR Shared Services has developed a structured approach to aid departments faced with an Employee Dea...


HR Reduced Staffing Hours December 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020 (2019-12-03)

UCSF Human Resources will operate with reduced staff from Monday, December 23, 2019 to Friday, Janua...


Updated SPOT Award Submission and Payment Dates (2019-12-03)

The SPOT award calendar now includes dates for January through May 2020. Guidance will come in early...


At Your Service Online (AYSO) Year-End Closures and Impact to Benefits Enrollment Process (2019-11-18)

The At Your Service Online (AYSO) new and current benefits enrollment sections will close at 5:00 p....


Open Enrollment Deadline: Tuesday, November 26, 5:00 p.m. (2019-11-18)

Please note that there is less than a week until Open Enrollment ends! Open Enrollment ends Tu...


Congratulations to the Most Recent UCSF HR SPOT Award Winner! (2019-11-18)

The UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program Selection Committee is pleased to announce the most recent ...


Congratulations to the Most Recent UCSF HR Employees of the Month! (2019-11-18)

The UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program Selection Committee is pleased to announce the most recent ...


Straight Replacement / New Position, Like Job Process Go Live: Training Resources (2019-11-18)

On December 9, UCSF HR will deploy the Straight Replacement/New Position, Like Job recruitment proce...


UCPath Launch Will Adjust Timelines for Several HR Initiatives (2019-11-18)

Last week, Chancellor Hawgood announced that UCPath has a revised go-live date of May 2020 at UCSF, ...


New Academic Researchers Union Contract: December Training Sessions for Management (2019-11-18)

On November 8, 2019, the UAW ratified the first-ever agreement for the new Academic Researchers barg...


HR Roadmap Toolkit: November Updates (2019-11-04)

The most recent updates to the HR Roadmap Toolkit are now available. This resource is intended to in...


Open Enrollment 2020 Highlights and Resources (2019-11-04)

Open enrollment for 2020 employee benefits runs through Tuesday, November 26, 5:00 p.m. Please note ...


UC Disability Survey Closes November 15, 2019 (2019-11-04)

You should have received notice of the UC Disability survey on October 7, and at least one subsequen...


UCSF Policy on Violence and Bullying (2019-11-04)

UCSF has revised UCSF Administrative Policy 150-27: UCSF Policy on Violence and Bullying, effective ...


Creating Engaging Job Postings (2019-11-04)

UCSF’s Talent Acquisition team is continuing a yearlong series that provides job seekers and h...


UCPath Impact on Internship, Residency, and Clinical Fellowship Programs (2019-11-03)

The UCPath Steering Committee made the decision that UCSF HR will be the central point for creation ...


FY21 Salary Program Merit Eligibility Cut-off date (2019-11-03)

In anticipation of a salary program for FY21, the merit cutoff date for external hires is January 2,...


Job Builder Deployment Status Update (2019-11-03)

In April 2019, HR launched a pilot of Job Builder, a tool developed by the UC Office of the Presiden...


PeopleConnect Enhancements: Case List and Door Access Updates (2019-11-03)

Two PeopleConnect Enhancement Updates were implemented recently.  You will find these on the Pe...


Training for Straight Replacement/New Position, Like Job Process (2019-11-03)

Straight Replacement/New Position, Like Job Process training will be available in the UC Learning Ce...


H-1B Visa Premium Processing Fee Increase (2019-10-30)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just announced an increase to the USCIS premium proce...


ISSO Limited Services, November 5-8, 2019 (2019-10-15)

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) will operate with minimal staffing November 5-...


PeopleConnect Enhancements Will Go Live on October 22 (2019-10-15)

You will soon see major enhancements in PeopleConnect. Beginning Tuesday, October 22, the Case List ...


Congratulations to the Most Recent UCSF HR SPOT Award Winners (2019-10-15)

The UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program Selection Committee is pleased to announce the most recent ...


Congratulations to the Most Recent UCSF HR Employees of the Month (2019-10-15)

The UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program Selection Committee is pleased to announce the most recent ...


Compensation Team Staffing Updates (2019-10-15)

I am excited to announce three new compensation staff members and some exciting changes for a curren...


New! Updates to the HR Roadmap Toolkit (2019-10-15)

Last month, Campus HR Communications launched our HR Roadmap Toolkit to inform customers a...


Training: Campus Performance Evaluations, 2019 (2019-10-15)

UC policy and applicable labor contracts require managers and supervisors to conduct annual performa...


Training for Managers: New UPTE Contracts (2019-10-15)

Labor and Employee Relations is offering manager trainings regarding the new UPTE contracts. Th...


Refresh of Staff and Manager Effectiveness Online Certificate Programs (2019-09-30)

Learning & Organization Development (L&OD) is refreshing two online certificate programs &nd...


Chancellor's Message: UCSF Seismic Safety Review (2019-09-30)

On September 20, Chancellor Hawgood updated the UCSF Community on the seismic review of UC...


Deej: Film Screening Sponsored by the Committee on Disability Inclusion (2019-09-30)

October is Disability Awareness month, so to encourage dialogue and raise awareness about important ...


Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation: Formal Review and Employee Comment Period for Revised UC Office of the President Policy (2019-09-30)

University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed revised Presidential...


Classification and Compensation Webinar: Improvements to Straight Replacement / New Position, Like Job Process (2019-09-30)

As one of several initiatives transforming Human Resources, the Staff Compensation and Classificatio...


Introducing the HR Roadmap Toolkit (2019-09-18)

Human Resources is excited to launch our HR Roadmap Toolkit for customers and HR staff. Th...


Call for Nominations for 2020 UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development (UC WI) (2019-09-15)

UCOP recently announced the 2020 UC Women’s Initiative for Professional Development (UC WI). U...


Register now for the Staff Engagement Ambassadors' Summit, November 19, 2019 (2019-09-15)

On November 19, UCSF Staff Engagement Ambassadors and their Managers will gather for the 2019 A...


UPTE Contract Ratified: Upcoming Wage Implementations (2019-09-03)

On August 8, 2019, the University and UPTE (University Professional and Technical Employees) ratifie...


Congratulations to UCSF HR SPOT Award Winners: Michelle Lam and Mindy Lee! (2019-09-03)

We are pleased to announce the most recent recipients of the UCSF HR SPOT Award, Michelle Lam and Mi...


November 8th Veterans Job Fair and Open House (2019-08-29)

Talent Acquisition invites all UCSF Hiring Managers to join us for the fourth annual Veterans J...


UCSF Annual Flu Shot Clinics (2019-08-29)

UCSF will be holding free drop-in flu shot clinics for all UCSF employees, students, and volunteers ...


Mindfulness-Based Self-Compassion Program: Introduction Session, September 16 (2019-08-29)

Join the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) for a free 8-week mindfulness-based self...


Academic Salary Program 2019-20 (2019-08-29)

Following the July 15, 2019, announcement of the 2019-20 Academic Salary Program, HR Shared Ser...


Ready, Set, Chase! Thursday, September 5, 11am - 2pm at Mission Bay Conference Center Live DJ, games, transit resources, and more! (2019-08-19)

UCSF Financial and Administrative Services invite UCSF faculty, students, and staff to attend R...


Luke Hones, Manager of HRIS Retirement in February 2020 (2019-08-19)

Luke Hones, manager of the HR Information Systems (HRIS) team and IT Payroll functions, has announce...


PeopleConnect Enhancements and Weekly Drop-in Support Sessions begin Wednesday, August 28 (2019-08-15)

The PeopleConnect team is pleased to announce several enhancements to PeopleConnect and the re-estab...


Development Opportunity: Campus Manager Interview and Selection Strategies (2019-08-05)

UCSF’s Talent Acquisition (TA) team is excited to present Campus Manager Interview and Selecti...