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UCOP offices closed April 16

Don't forget that UCOP offices will be closed for a furlough day Friday, April 16. Employees who have already used all their furlough time, and those employees who are exempt from the program, should make arrangements with their managers or supervisors to use vacation time, leave without pay, or comp time, during the closure.

Facts about restarting contributions to the UC Retirement Plan

After a holiday of nearly 20 years, UC and employee members of the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) will begin contributing to the plan in mid-April in order to sustain and preserve faculty and staff pension benefits. Get the facts here.

UCOP Brown Bag: Attendance Management

Join this informal, lunch-time session on April 29 to learn successful approaches to attendance management and to hear up-to-date information from Michael Lum of Labor/Employee Relations.

April 15 deadline for 2009 FSA claims and StayWell health assessment

All 2009 FSA claims must be submitted to Conexis by April 15. Mailed claims must be postmarked by the deadline to be processed. This is earlier than in previous years. April 15 is also the deadline for completing a StayWell Health Assessment and receiving a gift card. Get the details about both programs here.

UCOP guests must be pre-registered at iVisitor

iVisitor is a quick and easy way to allow visitor access to the Franklin building. Users may access iVisitor from the Building Services home page by clicking on the iVisitor link. To use the online security tool, you need to obtain a user name and password from building services. If you don’t already have one, request it at:

Online tool: dealing with angry people

UC's Learning Center has a new online presentation on how to deal with angry people. View the 10-minute presentation at UC Learning Center . Search for "angry people” and click the green start button. Questions? Contact Tacy Trowbridge at 510-987-0673 or

Spotlight: Task Force to present pension and benefit options

Hear about the possible options for pension and retire health benefits at a forum Wednesday, March 31, from 1-3 p.m. in the Kaiser Auditorium. Learn more.

New coaching toolkit for supervisors

The UC Learning Center is now offering an online resouce for supervisors. The Day-to-Day Coaching toolkit helps supervisors identify and take advantage of in-the-moment coaching opportunities. Use employees' current assignments and responsibilities to develop the skills they need.