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March 3 deadline for comments on proposed changes to leave policy

UC, in an effort to help employees balance their work and life needs, is considering changing some personnel policies and adopting others to allow greater flexibility in the use of accrued sick leave. Employees have until March 3 to comment on the proposed changes. Comments should be directed to Rene Jackson at

Campus Copy closed Feb. 26

The UCOP office of Campus Copy will be closed Friday, Feb. 26 to accommodate employee furlough schedules. Please contact Martin Der at 642-7127 or Richard Platt at 812-0646 to pick-up copy work or arrange copier service on those days.

UCOP Cares Inaugural Meeting

UCOP Cares, a new employee group aimed at broadening awareness of volunteer and giving opportunities, is considering using the April 16 furlough day to plant gardens at Oakland schools.

UC Advocacy Progress Report

Advocates for the University of California are planning large rallies in Sacramento this spring to persuade lawmakers that public higher education should be a funding priority.

In Profile: Connexxus Travel Program

UCOP’s centralized travel management program, Connexxus, saves UCOP $200,000 a year. Learn how you can save on business and personal travel through this program.

Share your views about UC retirement benefits

Want to share your views about UC pension and retiree health benefits? You can do so via a short and confidential online survey. Just go to the Future of UC Retirement Benefits website between February 5 and March 1 and select the survey button. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and all answers are confidential.

COSMOS applications due March 15

California State Summer School for Mathematics & Science (COSMOS) is giving students who love math and science a chance to spend four weeks at one of five UC schools this summer learning about astronomy, biomedical sciences, engineering, robotics and more. tudents are invited to apply to one of the four campus programs. Students should apply online at by March 15.

Employee Outing to Cal Women’s Basketball Game: Sign Up by this Thursday

Join your colleagues and cheer for the Cal Bears basketball teams at an upcoming staff outing! UCOP has an opportunity to purchase a block of tickets at discounted prices.

10-Second Bio: Juan Conrado

I would like to be the main chef in the White House.

Off-The-Clock with Alfred White

UCOP's Alfred White was one of eight Bay Area artists selected to design a 5-foot, 400-pound fiberglass heart for a San Francisco citywide art installation and fundraiser for the San Francisco General Hospital.

Spotlight: Éxito Escolar: Success in School

UCOP’s Ricardo Vázquez appears on Univision each Friday to educate Latino parents and students on higher education issues—in Spanish.

10-Second Bio: Gordon Jeong

I eat soup with a fork.