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WEDNESDAY: Come to OP Staff Assembly meeting and give your input!

The 2017-18 OP Staff Assembly (OPSA) Steering Committee is kicking off another year of staff-focused initiatives, fun social events and outreach activities — all geared to build engagement, support staff development and strengthen the OP community.

While the Steering Committee provides leadership, all OP staff are members of Staff Assembly. Do you have ideas for events or initiatives that would help foster community at OP? Please attend the monthly OPSA meeting and offer your input:

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 9
Time: 12 to 1 p.m.
Location: Franklin 5318
Remote access: Via Zoom: By phone: 408-638-0968 (toll charges apply) or *4 (from a UCOP office phone) Meeting ID: 510 587 6453

Every year, the OPSA Steering Committee hosts/co-hosts staff events for OP staff including Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, the Mardi Gras mixer, and brown bags on topics such as fire safety and supporting college-bound children. This year, the committee is also committed to helping address any concerns raised in the recent OP Staff Engagement Survey.

Taking the helm as OPSA chair for 2017-18 is Emma Sebastian, senior business systems analyst for Information Technology Services. She will lead the committee of 10 volunteer staff that includes newly elected Mindy Matthews, our first OPSA Steering Committee member from the UCPath Center!

The full committee roster and their roles:

Chair: Emma Sebastian
Vice-Chair: Matthew Leet
Secretary/Treasurer: Candace Jones
Programs Chair: Bobby Cook
Communications Chair: Carol Lake
Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) delegates: Garen Corbett (senior), Terry Barton (junior)
Juliann Martinez
Mindy Matthews
Bo Pitsker

Big thanks to outgoing members Tracy Fitzgerald and Karla Wood for their important contributions and many years of service on the OPSA Steering Committee and CUCSA!

About OP Staff Assembly

All OP staff are members of Staff Assembly and are welcome to attend the meetings held on the second Wednesday of every month (see the Link calendar for upcoming dates and locations as well as remote access information).

The Steering Committee wants to hear from you! Feel free to contact us at any time with your questions, ideas or desire to participate. We are always in need of volunteers to help with staff events and programs. Visit the OPSA website or email


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