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New survey asks staff’s opinions about working at UC

UC is launching a survey to learn more about what its non-represented (policy-covered) staff thinks about working at the university.

The survey aims to help UC better understand the views, experiences and needs of non-represented staff on topics related to working at UC, including career development, performance management and workplace collaboration.

This is the second staff engagement survey; the first was in 2012. Results from that survey were shared with UCOP senior leadership and the chancellors or senior administrators at each location. By comparing the results of the two surveys, UC Human Resources will get insight into areas where progress has been made and areas that need further effort and focus.

About 20,000 of UC’s roughly 50,000 non-represented staff will be randomly selected to participate in the UC Staff Engagement Survey. During the week of March 30, the representative sample of staff members will receive an email from Towers Watson, a firm conducting the survey on UC’s behalf, with an invitation to take the survey.

“This survey is an opportunity to get direct feedback from individual staff that will help shape how we will all work at UC,” said Dwaine Duckett, vice president of human resources. “This valuable feedback is a critical step in engaging staff along with those who lead and drive UC’s mission every day.”

The survey is completely confidential. Individual responses to the survey and personally identifying information will not be shared with UC.

The survey was developed by the Council of University of California Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) in collaboration with systemwide Human Resources’ Employee Relations department and Towers Watson, a national firm specializing in workforce opinion survey research.

Union-represented employees will not participate in the survey because UC receives their feedback through their union representatives during the collective bargaining process.





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