Recent HR Update Articles

Career Tracks Reconsideration Process - IT Job Family (2015-06-28)

The reconsideration period for the IT Career Tracks implementation is July 1–Aug. 31, 2015. Th...


2015 HR Customer Satisfaction Survey Starts Next Week (2015-06-28)

The annual UCSF Human Resources customer satisfaction survey will launch next week. We use the surve...


HR Transformation Progress Update (2015-06-28)

We continue to make progress toward our July 29 go live for the transition to consolidated postdoc a...


Staff Learning and Organization Development Learning Opportunities (2015-06-24)

The following are newly scheduled development offerings from August through September. Registration ...


IT Career Tracks Titles for New Postings Effective Immediately (2015-06-21)

Beginning immediately, all IT-related job titles will be posted using the new IT Career Tracks (CT) ...


Win $500 in Step it Up: The No Sugar Challenge, June 22-July 17 (2015-06-18)

Challenge yourself to reduce your added sugar consumption in the newest edition of Step it Up: The N...


Mark Your Calendar: Watch Fed Up with LivingWell! (2015-06-18)

Date: Monday, June 29 Time: 4:30 p.m. Locations: Cole Hall (Parnassus) and Byers Auditorium (...


Staff Learning and Organization Development Learning Opportunities (2015-06-18)

The following are newly scheduled development offerings from August through September. Registration ...


Career Tracks Update: IT Job Family Employee Notification Letters (2015-06-14)

The IT Job Family Career Tracks Titles will become effective July 1, 2015, for monthly paid employee...


University of California Retirement Plan (UCRP) Membership and Appointment Transitions (2015-06-14)

This is a reminder that employees participating in the University of California Retirement Plan...


IT Career Tracks Webinars for Managers and Employees (2015-06-11)

Career Tracks Goes Live July 1, 2015 Webinar Invitation Career Tracks job classification has con...


Campus Annual Performance Evaluation Process Transition (2015-06-11)

Per the June 2, 2015, email from John Plotts, the Senior Vice Chancellor - Finance and Administratio...


Commuter Alert: Doyle Drive Closure (2015-06-11)

Commuter Alert: Doyle Drive Closure – Thursday, July 9 at 10 p.m. through Monday, July 13...


Toast of the Mission 4th Anniversary Open House Celebration (2015-06-07)

Toastmasters International Club - Toast of the Mission (TOTM), chartered and established in 2011 at ...


UCSF Staff Assembly Call for Elections (2015-05-28)

Dear UCSF Non-Represented Staff, It is election time for UCSF Staff Assembly Executive Board posi...


Staff Joining Compensation Team (2015-05-28)

I am happy to announce that we have identified the two HR generalists who will be joining the Compen...


Staff Learning and Organization Development Learning Opportunities (2015-05-21)

The following are newly scheduled development offerings. Registration instructions and course detail...


USCIS Premium Processing for H-1B Extensions and Transfers Suspended May 19 to July 27, 2015 (2015-05-21)

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) just announced this week that it will temporar...


Compensatory Time Off (CTO) Election Period (2015-05-20)

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


POSTPONED: Commuter Alert: Doyle Drive Closure (2015-05-14)

*This closure has been postponed. Stay tuned for updates.* Commuter Alert: Doyle Drive Closu...


UC Walks Day is May 20! (2015-05-12)

Join Living Well at UCSF on May 20 for UC Walks Day! Walk at the same time as thousands of UC s...


UC Oracles Toastmasters Open House (2015-05-12)

Date: Thursday, May 28 Time: Noon–1 p.m. with Q&A until 1:30 p.m. Location:&nb...


New Policy for Shortening J-1 Programs (2015-05-10)

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has issued a guidance directive notifying institutions of new pro...


ISSO Limited Services, May 26-29, 2015 (2015-05-10)

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) will be operating on minimal staffing May 26&n...


Staff Learning and Organization Development Learning Opportunities (2015-05-10)

The following are newly scheduled development offerings from June-September. Registration instructio...


HR Transformation: HR Partners Manager Recruitment (2015-05-10)

The next step in our efforts to transform UCSF Human Resources to improve customer service and effic...


Transitions in UCSF HR Compensation unit (2015-05-07)

As you may know, several members of the UCSF Human Resources Compensation unit will be retiring at t...


HR Staff Moving to Postdoc and L/ER Teams (2015-05-05)

UCSF Human Resources is happy to announce the HR generalists who will be moving into the n...


Nominate a Green Champion for the Sustainability Awards! Deadline Extended to May 11 (2015-05-03)

Seeking faculty, staff, students, or teams to be recognized. Do you know of a green champion wh...


J-1/J-2 Policy Limiting Electronic Transfer of DS-2019 Forms (2015-05-03)

In recent outreach efforts, the U.S. Department of State has requested universities restrict the ele...


Paper Payroll Checks to be Printed and Mailed by Wells Fargo Bank Beginning in June 2015 (2015-05-03)

UCSF will be transitioning to a new check printing service in June 2015. The initial announcement to...


From Renee Navarro and David Odato: progress review for new recordkeeping requirements (2015-05-01)

The next step in our effort to meet UCSF's compliance obligations (background here) with the Off...


Update from the AVC Human Resources - Spring 2015 (2015-04-26)

Dear Colleagues, In my spring update on UCSF Human Resources, I am pleased to share progress and ...


UCSF Staff Assembly - 2015 Call for Nominations (2015-04-26)

Dear UCSF Non-Represented Staff, It is election time for UCSF Staff Assembly Executive Board posi...


HR Website Search Enhancements Launched (2015-04-26)

UCSF HR is excited to announce the launch of enhanced search functionality for the HR website! The n...


New Performance Evaluation Form For Non-Represented Staff (2015-04-16)

As part of a process of continuous improvement, Human Resources has designed an easy-to-use performa...


SRS Enhancement to Support Compliance Reporting (2015-04-16)

To support reporting requirements for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), th...


Staff Learning and Organization Development Learning Opportunities (2015-04-16)

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


Career Tracks Orientation Session Invitation to All IT Employees (2015-04-12)

Find out how Career Tracks, UC’s new program to clarify job classifications and facilitate car...


Two Campus Onboarding Updates Start this Week (2015-04-12)

1.) New Hire Badge Fee Eliminated Departments no longer need to enter a chart string for ...


Upcoming Giants Home Games (2015-04-09)

Transportation Services recently sent an email to Mission Bay employees alerting them to likely...


Upcoming Faculty Renewal Workshops (2015-04-09)

The HR Service Centers are teaming up to offer four workshops focused on processing faculty renewals...


Formal Review/Employee Comment Period: Presidential Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence (2015-04-05)

The University invites comments on the proposed revisions to the Presidential Policy on Sexual Haras...


Staff Learning and Organization Development Learning Opportunities (2015-04-02)

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


From Jenny Schreiber: HR Reporting Changes for Service Center Consolidation (2015-04-02)

I'm excited to announce another important step in the consolidation to one Shared Service Center...


Life Theatre Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (2015-03-24)

Life Theatre Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Fulfills UCSF and AB1825 requirements D...


Living Well at UCSF Offers Free Walking Groups for Faculty and Staff - Surprise Giveaways in April! (2015-03-24)

Take a walk with colleagues and still have time to finish your lunch! There are Walk Fit groups at n...


Staff Learning and Organization Development Learning Opportunities (2015-03-22)

The following are newly scheduled development offerings during April and May. Registration inst...


Academic Renewal and Compensation Letter Process 2015 (2015-03-22)

This article provides departments with information about the timing and overall process for the rene...


Labor and Employee Relations Spring 2015 Training Schedule (2015-03-15)

Labor and Employee Relations (LER) Spring 2015 Training Schedule for UCSF supervisors and managers b...


Formal Review/Employee Comment Regarding Staff Policy 80 - Staff Personnel Records (2015-03-12)

The University of California is proposing revisions to PPSM 80 Staff Personnel Records, a policy whi...


Emergency Vacation Leave Sharing Program - Update (2015-03-08)

The Emergency Vacation Leave Sharing Program (EVLSP) was implemented in October 2014 to support thos...


8th Annual Chancellor's Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion (2015-03-05)

Event: 8th Annual Chancellor's Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion Date: Tuesday, April...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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-...


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...


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....


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...


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...


Mark Your Calendar: Introduction to Mindfulness Presentation (2014-08-17)

Event: Introduction to Mindfulness  Date: Sept. 4, 2014  Time: 12–1 p.m....


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...


SPA Update: New Affiliate Resources and Updated Processes (2014-08-10)

As part of the Service Partnership Agreement (SPA), clarification on affiliate titles was jointly id...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Academic Renewal Process (2014-03-19)

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


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...


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...