To UCSF Staff,
It is election time again. As you may or may not know non-union represented employees are eligible to be nominated and elected to serve on the Staff Council Board. Employees elected by their peers to perform the duties for which they opted will play an integral part in the future of UCSF. When elected you become the representative of all (approximately 5,500) UCSF non union represented employees by participating in some of the Chancellors committees, raising questions and concerns that are being asked by your peers and most importantly being part of a board that addresses those concerns.
The outgoing board members are leaving with the knowledge that we have achieved nearly all of the goals we set at the beginning of our term. These achievements are included in the attachment sent with this email and can also be reviewed on our Staff Council website at http://staffcouncil.ucsf.edu. Additional information about Staff Council can be found on the same website.
Having almost completed my term as Staff Council Chair I am acutely aware that there is a lot left to be done. Your role as a board member is very important in achieving the continued involvement of Staff Council in UCSF matters and ensuring non-union members have a voice. I wish every candidate the best of luck and I look forward to meeting the newly elected 2012-2013 Staff Council Board at the first meeting in July 2012.
Staff Council Chair
UCSF has developed an array of services designed to enhance your work-life experience as an integral member of the UCSF family. Below is a listing of useful staff resources to enhance your UCSF experience.
“UC Oracles” is a unique means of learning and improving your communicative abilities within an atmosphere of fellowship and fun with fellow members. This club meets in Laurel Heights Suite 340 on the 1st Thursday of each month and 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Thursdays in School of Nursing classrooms 12:00 noon. For additional information, please contact current VP of Membership, Sheila Quimpo; or visit the UC Oracles website.
Looking For Some Inspiration? Feeling stressed? Wondering how to make more of your “job”? Well, the ABOG Book Club has some inspiration! ABOG Mentorship Program pairs experienced UCSF managers from academic departments and units, central administration and the medical center, with less experienced staff members seeking to learn more about management and to better understand the UCSF organizational culture.
Tools of the Trade is a program designed to provide assistance the the UCSF employees with managing their daily workload. A successful program which originated from the ABOG-SFGH subcommittee. Visit the ABOG-SFGH website for additional information
In support of the mission of the University of California it is the purpose of the Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) to maintain and enhance communication within the University Community on matters of interest to staff employees in accordance with California laws and Regent policy.The constituency of the Council is understood to be staff employees of the University of California. The Council is involved in matters of interest and concern to those who are not exclusively represented and may address matters not within the scope of representation for those exclusively represented. Visit the CUCSA website for additional information
From transportation, housing, and business support to child care, entertainment, fitness, and more—for 50 years the businesses of Campus Life Services have touched everyone, at every campus location. In ways great and small, we work hard to help make life better for the people who teach, study, work, and visit UCSF. Visit the Campus Life Services website
UCSF Human Resources-UCSF Human Resources provides quality HR services to attract, develop, motivate and retain a diverse workforce within a supportive work environment.Visit the HR Website
As a member of the UCSF Campus and Medical Center community, the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) invites you to use our confidential employee assistance program services. FSAP services are provided at no cost to you. We are staffed by licensed professionals who provide confidential brief counseling to individuals and professional consultation services to managers, supervisors, and adminstrators. Visit the FSAP website
Last fall, the University implemented changes to Personnel Policies for Staff Members 60, Layoff and Reduction in Time. The Campus and Medical Center are now implementing guidelines consistent with the Policy changes:
An important change is the ability to factor in documented performance as a criteria for the order of layoff. Only documented performance issues such as letters of warning, letters of suspension, letters of warning in lieu of suspension, demotions, disciplinary reductions in pay, and final letters of warning may be considered. Undocumented performance issues may not be considered. When business plans are submitted to LER for review, particular attention will be paid to those plans which utilize performance as factor in the order of layoff. Please utilize the new form (the Layoff Justification Template,click here for an example) when submitting a business plan for review.
BRIGHT IDEAS - your opportunity to submit an idea that will improve our organization's ability to run safely, efficiently and sustainably. We want to preserve UCSF's vision of advancing health worldwide, as well as our reputation as a leader in Patient Care, Discover, and Education. This forum is available for all UCSF Medical Center and School of Medicine staff, faculty and residents - we need your talent, knowledge and experience to make this a successful program.
EVERYDAY ERRANDS - Everyday Errands is a service, which provides a convenient way for taking care of errands for UCSF students, staff, faculty and patients. Some of the services that are available include postal services, jewelry/watch repair and special event tickets. Everyday Errands has two UCSF locations, 500 Parnassus Avenue and Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero St., Room C-126A (next to the Hellman Conference Room).
CAREGIVER RESOURCES - Sittercity - Sittercity is America’s largest website for connecting families with quality local in-home caregivers with nearly 2 million caregivers nationwide. Your Sittercity benefit gives you online access to local caregivers with profiles that include background checks, references, parent reviews, pictures, and more.
The cost of membership is paid by the University of California and is completely FREE to you. You pay only for the services of the caregivers you hire. Activate your membership today!