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Unsubscribe Week continues at UCOP

The unsubscribe effort that began on Aug. 25 is still under way, as the mail team continues to sift through bins of discarded mail to stop unwanted materials and deliveries to long-gone former staffers.

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Asian Pacific Islander Staff holds holiday potluck on Dec. 17

OP's Asian Pacific Islander Staff Association is hosting a holiday potluck for its final meeting of the year tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 17, noon to 1 p.m. in Franklin 9204.

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Thursday, Dec. 11: Celebrate the season with your UCOP colleagues

It's almost time for the Winter Celebration. You'll have an opportunity to party with your colleagues and support families through the East Oakland Community Project.

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Deadline this Friday to apply for UCOP’s Take Charge program

If you're interested in the Take Charge program, specifically designed for administrative and support staff to advance their careers, apply by this Friday, Dec. 12.

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Fig. 1 videos feature animated interviews with UC researchers

Watch UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner explore the concept of “survival of the fittest” and delve into Darwin’s idea that sympathy is one of the strongest human instincts, sometimes stronger than self-interest. Keltner is featured

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Final UCOP Wellness Workshop Dec. 15: Back Care

Even if you’re one of the lucky 20 percent of U.S. adults who’ve never experienced back pain, learn more about how to use your back properly at UCOP’s wellness workshop on Back Care.


Shout-out to Benjamin Tsai, UCOP senior tax analyst

Athelynne Robinson in the President's Executive Office sent us this shout-out to Benjamin Tsai for taking the initiative to improve his health, one day at a time.

Reminder: Don’t use UCOP Mail Services for your holiday mail

Policy prohibits UC Mail Services from handling personal packages through the USPS, FedEx, UPS and all other couriers, so please explore these other alternatives.


Personal staff travel is eligible for great UC coverage, rates

Did you know that UC has a travel insurance program that offers convenient coverage and competitive rates for staff personal travel outside the United States?