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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.

10-second bio: Meet Robert Koster of Tech Support

A transplant from the East Coast, Koster embraces life in Oakland — except when it comes to baseball.

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.

OP Staff Assembly election results announced

Robert Cook joins returning OPSA steering committee members Tracy Fitzgerald, Matthew Leet and Karla Wood for the 2015-16 term.

It’s not too late to sign up for tomorrow’s blood drive

You can donate blood right here at the office when the American Red Cross bloodmobile returns to UCOP on Wednesday, July 15. Contact Jan Kehoe to make your appointment.

Celebrating the UCOP community

Know someone deserving of a shout-out in Link? OP Staff Assembly wants to hear about them.

Discover mentorship program at upcoming brown bags

The UCOP Mentorship Program pairs experienced professionals from across OP departments with staff who seek to develop themselves professionally. Come to a brown bag on July 16, 17 or 20 to learn more about it.

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.

Performance self-evaluations due July 10

If you’ve been putting off your performance reviews, now would be a good time to get started! There are just a few days left before the deadline for employee self-appraisals.

We all scream for ice cream!

Beautiful sunshine and the lure of a free afternoon treat drew staff to Franklin's fifth-floor rooftop garden on June 30 for UCOP Pride's fifth annual ice cream social.

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.