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HR Update; February 18, 2011

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Operations Excellence in Human Resources/ Employee and Labor Relations for UCSF

As part of the UCSF-wide operational excellence initiative, UCSF Campus Human Resources and Medical Center Human Resources have decided to consolidate Employee and Labor Relations services under one management structure.  We are pleased to announce that effective February 21, 2011, Shelley Nielsen will provide oversight for the Campus and Medical Center Employee and Labor Relations services and operations as Director of UCSF Employee and Labor Relations.  We believe with a single manager, we will be able to leverage resources for efficiency, improve consistency across UCSF, and save money. 

Shelley has significant UC experience.  Since February 2010, she has served as Director of Employee Relations for UCSF Medical Center.  Shelley brings to this appointment more than 17 years of human resources management experience.  Prior to UCSF Medical Center, she served as Interim Senior Director of Employee Relations at the Office of the President.  In addition, she served as the University’s negotiator for labor contracts on behalf of The Regents of the University of California.  Shelley also spent five years in private-sector companies where she managed human resource areas including labor relations, recruitment, training, investigations, disciplinary actions, workers’ compensation and safety.

While the management structure is being consolidated, there will be no immediate change to the Employee Relations Consultant or Labor Employee Relations Analyst (campus side) assigned to your area(s).  The reorganizing of human resources campuswide continues. 

For additional information about the Operational Excellence HR efforts see http://operationalexcellence.ucsf.edu/work-groups/hracademic-affairs

If there are any questions about the new Employee and Labor Relations organization please contact Shelley Nielsen at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 415-353-4013.

Jennifer Hermann
Human Resources
UCSF Medical Center

Mike Tyburski
Human Resources


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Free Upcoming Wellness Classes and Events for the UCSF Campus Community

Living Well at UCSF is a new health and wellness initiative designed to support our campus community’s health and well-being and improve the quality of life at UCSF.  Go online to learn about more free classes and access UCSF wellness resources. Free chair massage, free yoga classes and much more!

Compete the Wellness Needs Assessment – provide feedback and suggestions for new activities, services and programs and sign-up for the Wellness List-serv.

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Flexible Spending Account Deadlines Approaching

March 15, 2011 is the last day to incur eligible expenses for both the Health and DepCare FSA plans for the 2010 plan year. Any funds remaining in either account, which have not been used by that date, will be forfeited.

April 15, 2011 is the last day to file reimbursement claim forms for any eligible Health FSA or Dependent Care FSA expenses incurred for the 2010 plan year. Claims must be postmarked or faxed by the April 15 deadline, along with any required substantiation documents. This is also the deadline to provide requested documentation to substantiate Health FSA card purchases incurred during 2010.

Account balance information or information about any documentation requirements can be obtained on the CONEXIS website or by calling the CONEXIS toll-free automated phone system at 1-800-482-4120.


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Administering Effective & Appropriate Discipline

This March 4th session is a must for all supervisors and managers who want to become more proactive and skilled in managing their staff’s performance and in administering progressive discipline. 

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

This session is scheduled for March 4th, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Laurel Heights, Sublevel, Regent’s Conference Room.

Log on to the UC Learning Center at https://learningcenter.ucsfmedicalcenter.org/  and search for “Administering Appropriate and Effective Discipline” in the search box to register.

If you have any questions, contact Patsy Kennedy at 476-3637 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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More Career Management Workshops Added

The completely filled class at Parnassus is just ending, and we’ve now added a new series at Mission Bay.  Begin the New Year by taking charge of your career! 

Learn how to manage change.  Do some self-assessment to determine your strengths and your preferences.  Then develop a plan, update your resume, expand your network, and practice interviewing.  Focus on YOU!

Module 1:  Managing Change & Self Assessment
Module 2:  Development Plan & Resume Writing
Module 3:  Networking & Interviewing
Module 4:  Resume Critique & Interview Practice

Upcoming Sessions:

Log on to the UC Learning Center at https://learningcenter.ucsfmedicalcenter.org/  and search for “Career Planning” in the search box to register.

If you have any questions, contact Katy Liddell at 476-0420 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).



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Free UC Retirement Readiness Education Programs for Faculty & Staff

Are you ready for retirement? Start to plan now - it’s never too early. Check the Retirement Readiness Workshop Schedules for new listings today!

Did You Know? You may attend a workshop at any UC campus. Just check the schedule for your preferred location and sign up online.

UC Retirement Plan (UCRP): UC’s Defined Benefit Plan

The UC Retirement Savings Programs: 403(b), 457(b) & Defined Contribution (DCP Plans)


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