HR Update; June 3, 2011
In this Edition
- OE AP/HR Recruitment: Tier 2 Positions Posted
- California Nurses Association Contract Ratified
- Randy Daron, PsyD Selected as UCSF’s First Ombuds
- UC Retirement Readiness Education Programs for Faculty & Staff
OE AP/HR Recruitment: Tier 2 Positions Posted
Recruitment for Tier 2 positions in the new AP/HR integrated service delivery model has begun. By the end of the day, the following requisitions will have been posted on the UCSF Campus Internal Candidate Gateway at http://ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/careers/:
- Benefits Manager
- Compensation & Classification Manager
- Learning & Development Manager
- Employment Manager
- Disability and Leave Administration Manager
- Senior Labor and Employee Relations Specialist
- Senior Employee and Labor Relations – Advocate
- Staff Labor and Employee Relations Specialists
- Investigations Supervisor
- Investigations Specialists
- Manager Academic Personnel Services
- Academic Labor and Employee Relations Specialist
- Academic Cluster Managers
- Staff Cluster Managers
Please note there will be a Tier 2.5 posting next week that includes remaining manager positions for the Specialty Center, Deans’ Offices and the VPAA office.
Only career employees at UCSF will be considered for opportunities at this time. Qualified individuals should apply at their earliest convenience but no later than June 22, 2011. The interview and selection process will occur June 27 through July 22, 2011.
If you are applying for a cluster position, you will be asked to specify your cluster preference. To do so:
- Click the link on the candidate gateway to determine which departments are assigned to which cluster
- Please note that your computer must have a UCSF internet protocol (IP) address to access the internal candidate gateway, i.e. you must be on the UCSF network, or accessing this site through VPN.
- Determine your top three preferences as you will be prompted to answer this when you complete your application in Brassring
The number of positions and key responsibilities, required skills knowledge and ability and education/training/experience for each position will be posted on the Operational Excellence website by the end of today. To access, click Resources, then Applicant Tools http://operationalexcellence.ucsf.edu/resources/oe-job-descriptions
Recruitment/Hiring FAQs and Answers is posted in the Resources/Presentation page under Presentation Materials from AP/HR All Hands Meeting http://operationalexcellence.ucsf.edu/resources
California Nurses Association Contract Ratified
The agreement UC recently reached with the California Nurses Association (CNA) has been ratified. The contract maintains competitive market wages and benefits for UC nurses, recognizing both the difficult financial environment the University is in and the unique nursing markets in which we operate. Once finalized, the full contract will be posted on the UC website at
Meanwhile, here are some highlights for UCSF nurses in the CNA unit:
- A 3 percent salary range increase effective May 29, 2011, plus a 4 percent salary range increase in both February 2012 and February 2013
- An increase to the charge nurse differential from $2.20 to $2.50 effective May 29, 2011
- Step increases for eligible nurses in July 2011 and July 2012
- Continued access to excellent health insurance with:
- Guaranteed limits/bargaining triggers regarding annual health insurance premium increases – nurse costs toward premiums may not increase more than 10 percent without bargaining
- UC continuing to pay the vast majority of health insurance premium costs―at least 85 percent
- UC continuing its progressive salary-based approach to health insurance whereby lower-paid employees pay lower monthly premiums than other employees
- Continued excellent pension benefits, with nurses increasing their annual contributions to the UC Retirement Plan at the same rate as other UC employees: 3.5 percent of annual salary on July 1, 2011, and 5 percent on July 1, 2012. (UC also will be increasing how much it contributes as well, raising its contributions to 7 percent on July 1, 2011 and to 10 percent on July 1, 2012).
If you have any questions, contact your assigned Labor and Employee Relations Analyst.
Randy Daron, PsyD Selected as UCSF’s first Ombuds
After a system-wide search, Randy Daron, PsyD has been selected as UCSF’s first Ombuds. The Ombuds is a designated official who provides independent, neutral, confidential and informal assistance in order to resolve disputes. In this role, Randy will serve all members of the UCSF community, including faculty, staff and students at all sites including the Medical Center.
Randy brings to this role a deep understanding of UCSF, previously serving as Acting Director of the Work~Life Resource Center (WLRC), a unit designed to promote a productive work climate, collaboration and supportive work and learning environments, through the development and implementation of initiatives and services for individuals, teams and departments. In his role in the WLRC, Randy has provided a range of problem-solving services including mediation and problem resolution, in addition to trainings and presentations on a variety of workplace topics such as effective communication, emotional intelligence and conflict management. He has completed certificate training programs in organizational ombuds and workplace mediation. He is a member of the International Ombudsman Association, whose professional standards of practice and Code of Ethics will serve as the guiding practices for this role. Randy’s academic training as a clinical psychologist, his work experience in the UCSF WLRC, his knowledge of the complexities of UCSF, coupled with his personal standards related to ethics, confidentiality, and neutrality make him well-poised to fulfill the responsibilities of this critical position.
Randy will report directly to Sally J. Marshall, PhD, Vice Provost and his position is effective immediately, although the WLRC will convert to the Ombuds Office in July. Please join us in congratulating Randy on his appointment as the first Ombuds at UCSF.
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
- Schedule “The Features of UCRP” workshop for your department - click here
- Read about The Future of UCRP
The UC Retirement Savings Programs: 403(b), 457(b) & Defined Contribution (DCP Plans)
- Attend a Workshop at a location near you and make your reservation online - click here for the schedule
- Arrange to have these workshops at a meeting in your department – click here
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