HR Update; April 27, 2012
In this Edition
- New Employee Orientation on Hold
- Celebrate UCSF’s Annual LivingGreen Fair
- National Take-Back Initiative
- Summer Student Training
- What’s Up with Learning & Development?
- Upcoming Development Classes
- Free UC Retirement Readiness Education Programs for Faculty & Staff
- Share Your Bright Ideas
New Employee Orientation on Hold
Campus New Employee classes are temporarily on hold while a campus wide work team reviews the on-boarding process. It is anticipated that an integrated on boarding process that includes campus orientation materials will be available in a few months. Benefits orientations will continue on the same schedule.
Celerbate UCSF’s Annual LivingGreen Fair
When: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 11am–2pm
Where: Millberry Union Gymnasium
What: Join us to celebrate UCSF’s annual LivingGreen event which we hope will inspire and engage you!
- Celebrate Bike to Work Day
- Bid for a bike at our bike auction
- Visit over 60 green vendors
- Win a $100 gift card, a folding bicycle, and other raffle prizes
- Recycle your old sneakers and get a free 1-day fitness center pass
- Win a moonlight kayak paddle trip for two
- Buy a $5 veggie burrito with chips/drink from Carmelina’s Taqueria (bring your own cup) BYOC!
- Bring unwanted books for the book drive
- Taste sustainable foods
- Enjoy live music
National Take-Back Initiative
The Drug Enforcement Administration has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.
Summer Student Training
Now that UCSF has transitioned safety and compliance training to the UC Learning Center, it is necessary to ensure that OLPPS inputs are prepared for summer students to allow them to access the system. This can be achieved easily by submitting an excel spreadsheet with information on your summer students to Esther Carmona. Esther’s team will enter the information into the identity management system, which will trigger the creation of a UCSF ID number, UCNetID number, and ultimately access to the learning management system. Once access is provided, interaction with the learning management system will be the same as other UCSF employees.
Allow 3 days for the information to be input into OLPPS, and an additional 3 days for the information to migrate to the learning management system. Please contact Esther Carmona with any questions regarding the process.
What’s Up with Learning & Development?
UCSF is beginning the process of conducting a learning and development review in support of the Chancellor’s goal to “be the workplace of choice for diverse, top-tier talent.” A steering committee has been formed and will begin meeting in June to assess current learning and development activities and identify the most cost effective solutions to support staff learning and development.
Upcoming Development Classes
May 7, 2012, 8:30 am-4:30pm>
May 8, 2012, 1-5pm
May 15, 2012, 8:30am–12:30pm
May 18, 2012, 8:30am–12:30pm
May 18, 2012 1-5pm
May 22, 2012, 8:30am–12:30pm
May 23, 2012, 8:30am–12:30pm
May 24, 2012, 8:30am-12:30pm
May 31, 2012, 8:30am–12:30pm
May 31, 2012, 1-5pm
June 5, 2012, 9am-12pm
June 7, 2012, 9am–12pm
June 13, 2012, 9am–12pm
June 19, 2012, 9am–1pm
June 22, 2012, 9am–1pm
Log on to the UC Learning Center to register.
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
- Focus on Your Future - Resources
Share Your Bright Ideas
Share your Bright Ideas! Do you have an idea that will change our campus for the better? The UCSF Medical Center, UCSF School of Medicine, and Office of Sustainability now have an online suggestion box for employees to submit ideas that will improve UCSF’s ability to run operations more safely, efficiently, and sustainably. Go to the Bright Ideas website to share, vote and comment on ideas.
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