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UC Health initiative cuts costs, improves quality

A University of California initiative to reduce costs and improve quality across UC's five academic medical centers has saved more than $70 million in its first year.

The survey shows: UC staff has high regard for UC as employer

Results of a recent systemwide staff engagement survey show UC non-represented staff regards the university as a good employer. Watch for details about the survey and ideas for improvements in the coming months.

Glenda Humiston named head of Agriculture and Natural Resources

UC President Janet Napolitano has tapped veteran administrator Glenda Humiston to lead ANR. She brings decades of experience in agriculture, natural resources and sustainability to the job.

Revamped UC jobs website offers improved search, sharing

The new design makes it easier to search for and sort jobs across all locations, share job opportunities by email and social media, and connect with UC's Careers page on LinkedIn.

Lab Management gets a new name

The Laboratory Management Office in the UC Office of the President has changed its name to the Office of the National Laboratories.

UC moves to ensure campuses are inclusive for LGBT students, faculty and staff

Beginning this fall, the University of California will provide students with the option to voluntarily self-identify their sexual orientation and gender identity on the undergraduate admission application to help the university better understand and meet the diverse needs of its students.

Two UC staff elected to retirement system advisory board

Michael A. Fehr of UCLA and Naomi Nakamura of UCSF Medical Center have been elected staff representatives to the University of California Retirement System Advisory Board.