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October BRC Blasts: ServiceNow and Hotel Direct Billing

This month, there are two BRC Blasts: One about ServiceNow and the other about a pilot of Hotel Direct Billing for UC business travelers.


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IT Orientation explains UCOP systems to both new hires and experienced staff

Beginning Nov. 1, an IT Orientation session will be offered every Tuesday morning for new hires and any other staff who want help navigating UCOP's technology.


Celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, at APISA potluck

All staff are invited to celebrate the 2016 festival at the APISA potluck on Wednesday, Oct. 26.


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Third annual UCOP Food Drive: Donate by Oct. 31

Virtual donations on Alameda County Food Bank's website are both easier and better than bringing in food items.


Open Enrollment on UCPath: Preview your choices online or attend a webinar

Open Enrollment is coming soon — beginning on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 8 a.m. and ending on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. There will be significant changes this year, including a one-time opportunity to


Meet your 2016-17 OP Staff Assembly Steering Committee

  This summer, you elected seven highly motivated staff members to a two-year term on the OP Staff Assembly (OPSA) steering committee: Terry Barton, director, Systemwide Staff Development Programs, Systemwide HR Garen Corbett, director, California Health Benefits


UC Irvine alum creates line of tech-savvy dolls to empower girls

  Glittery pop stars. Pink princesses. Wholesome, high-priced American Girls, and frivolously rude Bratz. When it comes to the doll market, UC Irvine entrepreneur Gina Heitkamp and her sister Jenae Heitkamp are betting that young girls


An important announcement about improvements to the performance appraisal process

In response to your feedback, changes are being made to UCOP's performance appraisal process.


Great Shakeout this Thursday: How to prepare for the “Next Big One”

At 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, UCOP will join more than 10 million Californians in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. Are you prepared for the next big quake?


Register by Oct. 24 to vote in the Nov. 8 election

In California, Monday, Oct. 24 is the deadline to register to vote in the November election. We encourage all staff to exercise their right to vote and will grant time off to do so if needed.