UC has issued its first accountability report on staff employees. The report underscores the fact that staff play a vital role in UC's success. It also highlights the looming issues that must be addressed, including an aging workforce, compensation and leadership development. Read about the report and find a link to the full document here.
Communication Basics for Team Supervisors and Team Leaders is 1-5 p.m. Jan. 27 in Franklin Room 10325. Outlook 2007 Intermediate is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 1, in Franklin Room 7107. Also, check out the new online resource: Quick Tips for Providing Constructive Feedback can help you deliver constructive feedback through open, evidence-based and forward-looking discussions.
Read the status report issued to UC Regents last week on Working Smarter, the administrative efficiency initiative that brings systemwide, regional, and campus?level efforts together under one umbrella, with a commitment from the top to achieving a level of administrative excellence equivalent to that of UC's teaching and research enterprises.
Monthly paid employees will notice a change in their February 1 paychecks due to reduced Social Security withholding for 2011 from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent. Because the change was not implemented in time to affect the January 3, 2011 paycheck, monthly employees paid on that date were subject to Social Security withholding tax at the old rate. Employees will be refunded the difference in the Feb. 1 paycheck.
Know a teen who loves math and science? Come learn about the COSMOS program at a Feb. 3 brown-bag information session in Franklin, Room 10325. The program gives students in grades 8-12 a chance to spend four weeks at UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, or UC San Diego this summer learning about astronomy, biomedical sciences, engineering, robotics and more.