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President Drake and EVP/COO Nava welcome you to Future of Work Phase Two

The following message was sent to all UCOP employees on April 3, 2023.

Dear UCOP Colleagues:

This week marks the beginning of a new phase for UCOP. Among other things, it means more of us will be working on-site more frequently. We want to welcome those of you who will be coming into the office more often. We also want to extend a very warm welcome to those colleagues for whom this may be their first time in the office. We’re grateful to be at a point where many of us can spend more time together in person, and we look forward to connecting with many of you at the Community and Connection events and EPIC Week activities that will be kicking off this week.

We know the last three years have been challenging for everyone. We want to thank you for your resilience, flexibility, professionalism and dedication. We also want to take a moment to recognize and thank those UCOP colleagues who have worked on-site — every day — for the past three years. UCOP, and all of us, would not have been able to function effectively for the last three years without the dedication of these colleagues.

A key element of this new phase of work is the concept of “anchor days” — two days per week when all hybrid staff will work on-site. Many employers have adopted similar approaches. We believe this model will help foster a stronger sense of community and make the best use of our time in the office, while still offering eligible employees the flexibility of hybrid work schedules.

As a reminder, there are many resources available to support you, both at home and in the office. In support of everyone’s well-being we are, for the time being, maintaining our current COVID-19 protocols as we return in larger numbers. We will of course continue to assess and adjust these as circumstances allow.

Again, welcome and welcome back! We look forward to seeing you in the office in the days ahead.


Michael V. Drake MD
UC President

Rachael Nava
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer


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