News

January 14, 2021

People & Culture

Campus Community:

We write to announce the expansion of the mandatory testing for COVID-19. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 26, anyone who comes to campus to work or study — including faculty, staff, postdocs and students who have permission to work on campus — will be required to get tested for COVID-19. 

January 13, 2021

Cal Messages

Dear E&I colleagues,

January 12, 2021

Berkeley News

Anna Harte, medical director of University Health Services and Guy Nicolette, assistant vice chancellor of University Health Services, issued the following message on Tuesday:

We write to provide an update on our campus COVID-19 vaccination plan. The first shipment of vaccine arrived at University Health Services today and we are ready and very excited to start vaccinations at clinics on Thursday and Friday at the Tang Center.

Vice Chancellor, Administration

Dear Campus Community:

This is a timely message regarding the campus’s obligations to provide information about COVID-19 positive tests.  

January 11, 2021

Chancellor's Office

Dear Campus Community,

University of California President Michael Drake announced today in this message that the University of California is planning for a return to primarily in-person instruction systemwide in fall 2021.

December 16, 2020

Chancellor's Office

Dear Campus Community,

December 4, 2020

Chancellor's Office

The Chancellor's Independent Advisory Board on Police Accountability and Community Safety (IAB) is holding its first public meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 1:00pm-3:00pm. This public meeting will be recorded and the agenda is as follows:

Agenda 

1:10 - 1:20 -- IAB Welcome, Introductions, and Community Agreements

December 2, 2020

People & Culture

Dear Colleagues,

Our Fall Staff Appreciation Week for 2020 is next week. In the September Employee Morale Survey, we asked you how you wanted to be appreciated, and we’ve built a week of offerings that reflect your responses.

November 18, 2020

Chancellor's Office

Dear Campus Community,

I am writing to share good news: Our requests to unname LeConte Hall and Barrows Hall have been approved by University of California President Michael Drake. The names “LeConte Hall” and “Barrows Hall” have been officially removed from each building, and are already in the process of being physically removed or covered. For now, until new names have been approved, we will refer to the former, which actually includes two structures, as Physics North and Physics South, and the latter as the Social Sciences Building. 

November 16, 2020

People & Culture

Dear Colleagues,

November 12, 2020

People & Culture

Dear Colleagues,

After much discussion at both the local and systemwide levels, we want to announce the following fixed Winter Curtailment days: December 23, 28, 29, 30, 2020, and January 4, 2021. Our campus Winter Curtailment is separate from any kind of curtailment that UCOP is proposing to the UC Regents. We will know more about the UCOP proposal after next week’s UC Regents Meeting.

To help you plan accordingly, the holiday and campus closure days are officially:

  • Wednesday, December 23, 2020: Closure day

Chancellor's Office

Campus Community,

We are writing to ask for your help in slowing the spread of COVID-19 on our campus and in our community. We encourage all members of the campus community to enroll in California COVID Notify when it goes live on Monday. 

November 4, 2020

Chancellor's Office

Dear Campus Community,

I am pleased to announce the call for nominations for the annual Chancellor’s Awards for Public Service, recognizing students, staff, and faculty for their individual and collective efforts to benefit others locally and globally. 

Please take time to submit nominations by November 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The award categories are as follows:

November 2, 2020

People & Culture

Key takeaway: If eligible, non-represented staff will continue accruing vacation leave through June 30, 2021, even if they are over their maximum.

Dear Colleagues,

UC President Drake has approved the request to extend the approval to temporarily increase the amount of additional time that PPSM-2.210 (Absence from Work) provides to policy-covered staff employees to use to bring the employee’s vacation accrual below the maximum from December 31, 2020, to June 30, 2021. 

October 30, 2020

Berkeley News

After more than 32 years on the Berkeley campus and 21 years of leading the Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP) within the Division of Equity & Inclusion, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Educational Partnerships Marsha Jaeger is retiring on November 1, 2020.

October 29, 2020

People & Culture

Key Takeaways:
Massive local response to Curtailment Survey

UCOP Survey closes Thursday 5 pm
UCOP issues Update Message for Employees

 

Dear Colleagues,

October 22, 2020

Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Campus Community,

We’re pleased to announce that our proposal to pilot a limited number of outdoor instructional activities has been approved by the city of Berkeley Public Health. The pilot will kick off on Monday, Oct. 26, and end on Tuesday, Nov. 24, before the Thanksgiving holiday. 

October 20, 2020

Disability Access & Compliance

Dear campus community:

The UC Berkeley community celebrates disability awareness in October each year, and this year is especially meaningful as it is the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Berkeley campus is the home of the Disability Rights/Independent Living Movement and we are excited to share several announcements and events related to disability awareness. 

Announcements

October 19, 2020