Recent HR Update Articles

Flexible Spending Account Deadlines Approaching (2015-03-01)

March 15, 2015, is the last day to incur eligible expenses for both the Health and Dependent Care...


Discontinuation of UCSF Salary Advance Program (2015-02-19)

UCSF proposes to discontinue the salary advance program on or about April 6, 2015.   Present...


Second Formal Review/Employee Comment Regarding Staff Policy 30 -- Compensation (2015-02-19)

In late 2014, the University of California first circulated for employee comment proposed revisions ...


UC Learning Center News (2015-02-18)

Ethical Values Training The UC Ethical Values training has temporarily been taken off-line. This re...


Search Firm Guidelines (2015-02-16)

In our continued effort to meet the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP) conciliati...


Change to Business Process for Academic Appointment and Advancement Actions (2015-02-16)

HR academic generalists will use a new Advance system notification process for academic appointment ...


New Talent Acquisition Resources (2015-02-16)

New Tool: Verbal Offer Guide In an effort to better assist hiring managers through the selection pr...


Job Description Development Workshop Sessions: March and April (2015-02-12)

This workshop is designed to assist both new and seasoned managers on practical tips and tools when ...


New Directors for HR Shared Services (2015-02-08)

I am pleased to announce the appointments for three leadership positions for HR Shared Services: ...


Staff Learning and Organization Development Learning Opportunities (2015-02-08)

Register for courses through the UC Learning Center or learn more on the Learning & Or...


Updated Faculty Salary Calculator (FSC) Worksheets with new NIH Salary Cap (2015-02-05)

As previously announced, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published updated information r...


Academic Business Officers Group Now Accepting Applications for Mentorship Program (2015-02-02)

The Mentorship Program, sponsored by the Academic Business Officers Group (ABOG), is now accepting a...


Chancellor Awards Deadline Extended (2015-01-29)

UCSF is fortunate to have two Chancellor Awards that are solely and uniquely devoted to honoring the...


Staff Learning and Organization Development Learning Opportunities (2015-01-29)

Register for courses through the UC Learning Center or learn more on the Learning & Or...


Residents/Fellows Keying Recharge - Service Information and Renewal Process (2015-01-25)

UCSF HR offers payroll keying services for residents and fellows, which is a population that is outs...


Staff Learning and Organization Development Learning Opportunities (2015-01-22)

Register for courses through the UC Learning Center or learn more on the Learning & Organization...


Living Well at UCSF Presents Step it Up: New Year, New You! (2015-01-22)

Have the winter blues? Sign up for the new online wellness challenge, Step it Up: New Year, New...


Update from the AVC Human Resources - Winter 2015 (2015-01-21)

Dear Colleagues, With 2015 well underway, it’s time for my quarterly update on UCSF Human R...


Prop. J Implemented in SF - Increasing the Minimum Wage (2015-01-19)

The recently implemented San Francisco Living Wage Ordinance (Prop. J) provides yearly increases to ...


Microsoft Excel Workshops - Jan. 23 Limited Seats Available (2015-01-08)

Microsoft Excel Intermediate This half-day workshop is for business users who are already familiar ...


Join Living Well for the 5th Annual Wellness Expo (2015-01-08)

Date: Jan. 14, 2015 Time: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Location: Millberry Union Event and Conference...


Reminder: January is OFCCP Compliance Training Month: Mark your Calendars (2015-01-08)

As referenced in the recent communication from the Chancellor’s Executive Committee members, H...


New OSHA Reporting Requirements Take Effect Jan. 1, 2015 (2015-01-08)

Starting in 2015, UCSF supervisors will have to report the following to the Occupational Safety and ...


Reminder: Nominations are open for the 2015 Exceptional Service and Management Chancellor Awards (2015-01-08)

It is time to celebrate colleagues who have gone above and beyond in their service to the University...


Pregnancy Disability Leave Workshop for Campus Staff and Non-faculty Academics (2015-01-08)

UCSF HR is happy to announce the Pregnancy Disability Leave workshop has expanded to include&nb...


Career Tracks Information Sessions (2015-01-08)

Career Tracks job classification is under way for non-represented IT employees! Career Tracks will r...


NIH Increases Postdoc Salary Scales (2015-01-08)

Please be advised that on Dec. 30, 2014, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced an i...


UC Systemwide Human Resources Clarifies Effect of Sutter-Blue Shield Contract on UC Medical Plans (2015-01-08)

On Jan. 1, 2015, Blue Shield of California sent letters to members who have used Sutter Health provi...


Leading the Frontline Series - Enroll Now! (Only a few spots left) (2015-01-07)

This series is offered to supervisors, frontline managers, and staff members who will be promoted to...


Join Living Well for the 5th Annual Wellness Expo (2015-01-04)

Date: Jan. 14, 2015 Time: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Location: Millberry Union Event and Conference...


January is OFCCP Compliance Training Month: Mark your Calendars (2015-01-04)

As referenced in the recent communication from the Chancellor’s Executive Committee members, H...


Exciting SRS Enhancements to Support Fast, Accurate Payroll Processing (2015-01-04)

UCSF Human Resources is happy to share several improvements to the Service Request System (SRS) that...


English Language Requirement for New J-1 Exchange Visitors (2015-01-04)

In October, the United States Department of State published a substantial change to J-regulations wi...


English Language Requirement for New J-1 Exchange Visitors (2014-12-28)

In October, the United States Department of State published a substantial change to J-regulations wi...


New Professional Staff Development Series - March 2015 (2014-12-22)

Sign up now for the popular Professional Staff Development (PSD) Series. PSD is an interactive, mult...


New Course Offering: Leading the Frontline (2014-12-22)

This series is offered to supervisors, frontline managers, and staff members who will be promot...


Exciting SRS Enhancements to Support Fast, Accurate Payroll Processing (2014-12-21)

UCSF Human Resources is happy to share several improvements to the Service Request System (SRS) that...


Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Not Supported Beginning July 13, 2015 (2014-12-20)

What’s Happening: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 will reach its end-of-life on July 13, 2015. M...


Three New HR Shared Services Director Positions and Vacant HR Business Services Positions Now Posted and LER Manager Coming Soon (2014-12-18)

During the past year, HR Shared Services directors and managers have been working together to look f...


January is OFCCP Compliance Training Month: Mark your Calendars (2014-12-18)

As referenced in the recent communication from the Chancellor’s Executive Committee members, H...


UC Learning Center System Upgrade (2014-12-18)

The UC Learning Center (UCLC) will receive a system upgrade in early February. Changes include an up...


Staff Recruitment Process Changes and Training - OFCCP Compliance (2014-12-13)

As referenced in the recent communication from the Chancellor’s Executive Committee members, H...


Rehiring UC Retirees - Policy Implementation Updates (2014-12-11)

Effective Aug. 6, 2014, the UC Office of the President issued updated Implementation Procedures to p...


New Employee Benefits Overview Holiday Schedule (2014-12-04)

The New Employee Benefits Overview will be cancelled on the following dates due to the holidays. The...


At Your Service Online (AYSO) -- Year-End Closures (2014-12-04)

At the end of every year UCOP closes two At Your Service Online (AYSO) applications to allow UCOP an...


HR Assessment by Chazey Partners: executive summary and next steps (2014-11-25)

UCSF Human Resources is pleased to share the executive summary of findings from Chazey Partners'...


Formal Review/Employee Comment Regarding Staff Policy 30 - Compensation (2014-11-24)

The University of California is proposing revisions to Staff Policy 30 – Compensation, wh...


New Course Offering: Accomplishing More with Less, Jan. 23 (2014-11-20)

Sign up now for a new offering of the popular Accomplishing More With Less course. In this one-...


Reminder: UC Benefits Open Enrollment for 2015 (2014-11-20)

For All Eligible Faculty and Staff Starts: Thursday, Oct. 30, 8 a.m. Ends: Tuesday, Nov. ...


Turnaround Time Planning Document for Departments (2014-11-06)

In response to departmental requests to have a resource for planning, a document has been developed ...


UC Benefits Open Enrollment for 2015 (2014-11-06)

For All Eligible Faculty and Staff Starts: Thursday, Oct. 30, 8 a.m. Ends: Tuesday, Nov. ...


Support UCSF through the 2014 UCSF Employee Giving Program (2014-11-05)

The 2014 UCSF Employee Giving Campaign is underway! Faculty and staff members are encouraged to make...


UC Benefits Open Enrollment for 2015 (2014-11-02)

For All Eligible Faculty and Staff Starts: Thursday, Oct. 30, 8 a.m. Ends: Tuesday, Nov. ...


Change to HR Headcount Freeze Date Change -- now December 1 (2014-10-30)

In previous years, the headcount freeze date for HR billing has been January 1 for the upcoming fisc...


Step it Up Wellness Challenge: Holiday Edition! (2014-10-30)

Living Well at UCSF presents Step It Up: Holiday Edition! This fun challenge will help you stay acti...


Reminder: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training at Mission Bay (2014-10-30)

Please register! This sexual harassment prevention training course is required by the State of Ca...


Don't Forget: Visit an Upcoming Flu Outreach Clinic (2014-10-29)

UCSF will be holding free drop-in flu shots to all UCSF employees, students, and volunteers from Mon...


Reminder: Visit an Upcoming Flu Outreach Clinic (2014-10-23)

UCSF will be holding free drop-in flu shots to all UCSF employees, students, and volunteers from Mon...


Update from the AVC Human Resources - Fall 2014 (2014-10-22)

Dear Colleagues, In this update on HR activities, I am pleased to share information about the Cha...


Change to HR Headcount Freeze Date Change -- now December 1 (2014-10-20)

In previous years, the headcount freeze date for HR billing has been January 1 for the upcoming fisc...


Sexual Harassment Prevention Training at Mission Bay (2014-10-19)

Please register! This sexual harassment prevention training course is required by the State of Ca...


Reminder: Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint at Laurel Heights (2014-10-19)

Microsoft Word Workshop - Half-day course at Laurel Heights – Nov. 21, 8:30 a.m.–12...


UCSF Annual Flu Outreach Clinics (2014-10-11)

UCSF will be holding free drop-in flu shots to all UCSF employees, students, and volunteers from Mon...


Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint at Laurel Heights (2014-10-11)

Microsoft Word Workshop - Half-day course at Laurel Heights – Nov. 21, 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m....


User Tips and FAQs About the New HR Website (2014-10-11)

Tip for users: Log in using your My Access credentials before searching for content. It will help to...


New HR Website Replaces Old Website Today (2014-10-05)

The new UCSF Human Resources website replaces the old website today! Bookmarks for the old website w...


Updated Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM): PPSM 2.210 Absence from Work and PPSM-62 Corrective Action (2014-09-29)

Two Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) have recently been revised and have been published o...


New HR Website Replaces Former Site on October 1 (2014-09-21)

The new UCSF Human Resources website (http://hr.ucsf.edu/) replaces the old website (http://ucsfhr.u...


Faculty Practice Organization (2014-09-18)

Faculty Practice Organization - SFFPO Business Unit A new Business Unit called "Faculty Practi...


New Course Offering: Accomplishing More With Less, October 10 (2014-09-17)

Sign up now for a new offering of the popular Accomplishing More With Less course. In this one-day w...


Living Well at UCSF Seeks Participants for Group Interviews (2014-09-10)

Are you trying to add more healthy habits to your life? For example: Eating healthy foods, exer...


Labor and Employee Relations Training Series to Resume in Spring 2015 (2014-09-10)

Given current staffing limitations and competing priorities, Labor and Employee Relations (LER) ...


UCSF HR Process Maps Now on New HR Website (2014-09-07)

The Staff and Academic HR process are now available in the Knowledge Bank on the new UCSF HR website...


Microsoft Excel Courses at Laurel Heights--New Sessions, Oct. 2014 (2014-09-04)

Microsoft Excel Intermediate – Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Microsoft Excel Advanced...


New Course Offering: Accomplishing More with Less, Oct. 10 (2014-09-04)

Sign up now for a new offering of the popular Accomplishing More With Less course. In this one-...


Reminder: New Professional Staff Development Series--Fall Series (2014-08-26)

Sign up now for the popular Professional Staff Development Series (PSD). PSD is an interactive, mult...


Reminder: Updated Final Engagement Post-Survey Training Sessions (2014-08-26)

To ensure that all UCSF supervisors and managers at all levels are introduced to the updated 2014 en...


Academic Demographics System (ADS) to be discontinued on November 30, 2014 (2014-08-26)

On July 1, 2013, UCSF required the use of a web-based tool called AP Recruit to facilitate the acade...


Supplement To Military Pay Revised and Extended Through June 2018 (2014-08-16)

The Policy on the Supplement to Military Pay, which expired on June 30, 2014, has been revised and e...


Updated: Final Engagement Post-Survey Training Sessions (2014-08-16)

To ensure that all UCSF supervisors and managers at all levels are introduced to the updated 2014 en...


New Professional Staff Development Series--Fall Series (2014-08-16)

Sign up now for the popular Professional Staff Development Series (PSD). PSD is an interactive, mult...


New Guidelines: "UCSF Criteria for Advancements--Faculty Series" (2014-08-16)

New campus guidelines have been issued which update the UCSF criteria for advancements in the facult...


Kelly Sheridan to Serve as Labor and Employee Relations Interim Manager (2014-08-07)

Effective immediately, Kelly Sheridan will serve as interim manager of Labor and Employee Relat...


Update from the AVC Human Resources - Summer 2014 (2014-07-16)

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to share my summer update on UCSF Human Resources news and initiati...


New HR Website Now in Beta Testing (2014-07-02)

The new UCSF Human Resources website is now in beta testing at http://hr.ucsf.edu/. We will be ...


Educational Technology Services to Implement No-Show Charges (2014-07-01)

Educational Technology Services (ETS) will phase in a fee assessment over the course of the 2014-15 ...


Controller's Office Solution Center to Offer Payroll Processing Support (2014-06-01)

As the Controller’s Office Solution Center continues to broaden its scope, effective June 5, 2...


Temporary Employment Program (TEP) Transitions to HBS for Timekeeping on July 20 (2014-05-30)

The UCSF Temporary Employment Program (TEP), formerly called Interim Staffing, will be transitioning...


New Course Offering -- Accomplishing More With Less, Aug. 1 (2014-05-30)

Sign up now for a new offering of the popular Accomplishing More With Less course. In this one-day w...


Update on Payroll Processing (2014-05-30)

Identified Issues: Transaction Services Unit (TSU) has been encountering frequent funding error mes...


Retirement Plan Contributions to Increase July 1 for Most Employees (2014-05-30)

As previously announced, contribution rates to the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) for both the university...


New HR Website Now in Beta Testing (2014-05-30)

The new UCSF Human Resources website is now in beta testing at http://hr.ucsf.edu/. We will be gathe...


New Service Partnership Agreement Effective July 1, 2014 (2014-05-30)

The new HR Service Partnership Agreement (SPA) is effective July 1, 2014. We look forward to partner...


Key Points About the New HR Website (2014-05-29)

 The New HR Website Is...  That Enables...  ...


Compensatory Time Off (CTO) Election Period (2014-05-29)

June is the election period for employees represented by AFSCME-PCT, AFSCME-SX, UPTE-HX, UPTE-TX, UP...


UCSF to Participate in SF-wide Effort to Hire Youth Through Summer Program (2014-05-29)

Have some special projects that need to be completed? UCSF is participating in a San Francisco commu...


Reminder: Increased Visa Recharge Fees Effective July 1 (2014-05-29)

Increased visa recharge fees will be applied to all requests submitted to the International Students...


Summer 2014 Interview and Selection Boot Camp Series (2014-05-28)

Join Human Resources for an interactive boot camp series of focused, 1.5-hour sessions on key interv...


Rehiring UC Retirees Into Staff Positions - Approval Process Now Online (2014-05-15)

Starting this June, HR is launching an improved process for requesting authorization to hire a UC re...


Equity Focal Point Review Process (2014-05-12)

On April 28, 2014, John Plotts the Senior Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration and the Chai...


Update from the AVC Human Resources - Spring 2014 (2014-04-17)

Dear Colleagues, UCSF Human Resources started 2014 with clear priorities for process improvement ...


HR Service Partnership Agreement Announcement: Labor and Employee Relations Support to Campus (2014-04-14)

Labor and Employee Relations Support to the Campus, April 2014 Human Resources is pleased to prov...


New PAN Review Compliance Process, April 2014 (2014-03-30)

UCSF HR Shared Services and the UCSF Controller’s Office-Payroll are pleased to announce a new...


HR Shared Services Director Jenny Schreiber Announces Classification Process Changes (2014-03-26)

UCSF HR's commitment to continuous improvement involves regularly assessing our service delivery...


Academic Renewal Process (2014-03-19)

This communication provides an overview of the academic renewal process and offers a best practice p...


SRS Changes with the New Chart of Accounts (2014-03-05)

The HR Service Request System is changing to support UCSF’s new chart of accounts. Click here ...


HR Service Partnership Agreement Announcement: Guidelines for Postdoctoral Scholar Salary Setting (2014-03-02)

HR Shared Services is pleased to share new Guidelines for Postdoctoral Scholar Salary Setting and up...


HR Service Partnership Agreement Announcement: Academic Calendar Guidelines for Advancement Actions (2014-03-02)

HR Shared Services is pleased announce new Academic Calendar Guidelines for Advancement Actions. The...


Updated Funding Forms for New COA (2014-02-27)

UCSF Human Resources has developed new forms for the chart of accounts conversion. Effective March 1...


COA Conversion Impact on Human Resources Transactions (2014-02-04)

UCSF Human Resources is partnering with Payroll and the Finance3 team to prepare for the chart of ac...


Update from the AVC Human Resources - Winter 2014 (2014-01-15)

Dear Colleagues, Happy New Year! In my first update of 2014, I am pleased to share news about a n...


Disability Insurance Statement of Health Process Improvement (2014-01-14)

An employee requesting to enroll in supplemental disability insurance or decrease their waiting peri...


Academic Recruitment Procedures: Document Update (2014-01-14)

The "Academic Recruitment Procedures" document has been updated and includes revisions tha...


Update from the AVC Human Resources - Fall 2013 (2013-09-30)

Colleagues,  I am writing to share some updates on UCSF Human Resources’s recent and u...


Recent Open Enrollment Articles

Supplemental Disability Rates are Increasing in 2015 for 7-day and 30-day waiting periods. Learn more about your options. (2014-10-12)

Supplemental Disability Premiums for the 7-day and 30-day waiting periods are increasing; if you'...