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California Matters: What oysters reveal about sea change

Head out with ​New York Times food columnist M​ark Bittman as he cruises the waters off Marshall, Calif., in the latest California Matters segment from the UC Global Food Initiative.

Purge your files: Records Compliance Week coming to UCOP Aug. 3

Last year, more than 18 tons of UCOP records were removed and destroyed. Next month, we'll have another chance to declutter when recycling barrels and locked shred bins appear in all UCOP buildings.

A message from COO Rachael Nava: Salary increases

President Napolitano has authorized a 3 percent salary increase for non-represented staff for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

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President Napolitano announces $15 an hour university minimum wage

The Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan, which requires that all UC employees hired to work at least 20 hours a week be paid at least $15 per hour, will be phased in over the next three years.

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Half of new UC students are first-generation college students

UC continues to stand apart from both public and private research universities in educating large numbers of socioeconomically disadvantaged students, according to the university's annual Accountability Report.

TAMP: UCOP’s computer purchasing program

Under the centralized Technology Asset Management Program, Information Technology Services provides one standard computing bundle per employee. When an employee leaves or switches departments, the equipment reverts to ITS or goes with the staff member to the new department.

BRC Blast: Annual purchase orders save time and effort

Does your department have recurring monthly charges? Eliminate the need to obtain approval for each monthly invoice by setting up an annual purchase order.

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Sign up now for August financial planning workshops

The Fidelity workshops in August include an overview of the UC Retirement Savings Program, an introduction of planning your financial future and more.

UC releases payroll data

Because UC is a public institution and employee compensation is considered a public record, the university is conducting its annual disclosure of systemwide employee compensation for calendar year 2014.