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New UC Website to Help Veterans Transition to Civilian Career

The new website serves as a one-stop shop where veterans can easily access UC’s systemwide jobs search website and learn about the university’s salaries and benefits, professional development programs, and upcoming career and networking events. More>

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Staff, Retirees Happy With Health Plans, Survey Shows

Employees and retirees enrolled in UC-sponsored health plans are highly satisfied with their plans, according to surveys conducted last spring. The survey looked at enrollees’ satisfaction with their health care, health plan, access to care (including appointments with specialists), and customer service. More>

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Legal Plan Assistance for Employees Affected by Wildfires

ARAG, UC’s legal plan, is offering free access to their “DIY Docs,” the Education Center, and the “Find-an-Attorney” tool. All impacted staff, even those not currently enrolled in ARAG, will have free access for six months. Eligible employees can visit the ARAG website and enter code “18323cfr.” Deadline for enrollment is Jan. 11, 2018. More>

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Open Enrollment Begins Oct. 26; Updates on Costs, Changes

Open Enrollment begins at 8 a.m. on Oct. 26 and ends at 5 p.m. on Nov. 21. Booklets will be available starting the week of Oct. 23, with full details about options, costs, and changes for 2018. Most employees will see medical plan premium increases of less than $10 a month. More>

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2016 Annual Report on UC Employee Compensation

As part of the university’s commitment to being transparent and publicly accountable, including in the way it compensates its faculty and staff, UC is conducting its annual disclosure of systemwide employee compensation for calendar year 2016. This disclosure parallels last year’s payroll disclosure and is consistent with similar practices at many other public institutions. More>

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Lab Delegate Sought for Council of UC Staff Assemblies Through July 21

The Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) is seeking a new Berkeley Lab junior delegate for a two-year term. CUCSA is comprised of delegates from each UC location, including Berkeley Lab. Delegates meet quarterly with top UC administrators and Regents to discuss initiatives that impact staff. Go here for more information and to apply. Applications due by July 21.

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New Staff Advisor-Designate to the UC Regents Named

Sherry Main, the assistant vice chancellor of Communications and Marketing at UC Santa Cruz, has been selected as the next Staff Advisor-Designate to the UC Regents. Main said she plans to advocate for increased professional development to help staff succeed in their careers at UC and to support workforce retention. The Lab’s Bill Johansen is a former staff advisor. More>

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UC Staff Engagement Survey Deadline Extended to June 9

The deadline to complete the UC Staff Engagement Survey has been extended to Friday, June 9. Berkeley Lab is currently at a 36% response rate. If you are one of the non-represented employees selected to take the survey, you are highly encouraged to do so. More>

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EESA’s Sarick Matzen Participates in UC Agriculture Tour, Global Food Initiative

Sarick Matzen of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area recently joined fellow University of California Global Food Initiative awardees in a tour of the San Joaquin region to learn more about food production. Matzen is researching the removal of arsenic from soil using ferns. More>

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Deadline for UC Family Member Recertification Extended to June 1

Due to delays in processing, Secova, project administrator of the recertification project, extended the deadline for employees who were asked to recertify family members to June 1. UC will not immediately de-enroll dependents on June 1, however the follow-up process will begin at that time. Contact Secova (888-926-5687) for more information. More>

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