HR Update; June 15, 2012
In this Edition
- UCSF Recognized for Helping Employees Mitigate Injuries & Illnesses
- New Conflict of Interest for Researchers Coming in July
- Upcoming Development Classes
- Free UC Retirement Readiness Education Programs for Faculty & Staff
- Share Your Bright Ideas
UCSF Recognized for Helping Employees Mitigate Injuries & Illnesses
The annual UC Risk Summit was held June 6-8, 2012, and brought the UC campuses and medical centers together to review best practices and trends in Risk Management, Disability Management, Environmental Health and Safety, and Occupational and Student Health Services. At this year’s conference, Judy Rosen represented the UCSF campus, which received awards for ‘Best Reduction in Workers’ Compensation Rate’ and ‘Best Improvement in Overall Program Performance’ for fiscal year 2011-2012. Michael Coleman represented the UCSF Medical Center, which received awards for ‘Best Reduction in Workers Compensation Rate’ and ‘Best Workers’ Compensation Rate’ for fiscal year 2011-2012. These awards reflects the efforts of Disability and Leave Administration, Environmental Health and Safety, Occupational Health Services, and Human Resources; and the proactive responses to mitigating injuries and illnesses, identifying and intervening with high risk departments, providing ergonomic interventions, developing modified duty/Transitional Work Plans, and implementing accommodations which allow our employees to continue working.
Bruce G. Flynn, Director of UCSF Risk Management and Insurance Services, was awarded the first annual Steven A. LaShier Risk Management Leadership Award at the 2012 UCOP Risk Summit. This award is given in honor of former UC Riverside risk manager, Steve LaShier who passed away in 2011. The award is intended to honor risk managers who embody the enthusiasm and spirit that Steve LaShier brought to our programs – the winner is selected by a vote of peer risk managers, systemwide.
UCSF Risk Management and Insurance Services provides risk management consultation to all schools and programs at UCSF – in the past year, Risk Management partnered with many other UCSF departments to secure insurance coverage for all UCSF construction projects (including the $800 million Mission Bay Health Center); improve shuttle safety; enhance travel safety resources for global travelers; and improve safety for human subjects participating in UCSF clinical trials. View the Risk Management website at: https://www.rmis.ucsf.edu.
Chris Jones, Director of Emergency Management, was the recipient of the ‘Power of 10’ award. This award was based on the work of UCSF PD, with the support of UCOP (Grace Crickette and Tim Carson) in which they developed a process which reduced staff time from 400 hours 10 hours to input the statistics from all 10 campuses to complete the annual report. The annual report can be found on the UCSF PD website.
New Conflict of Interest for Researchers Coming in July
A new COI-R (PHS) Briefing will be delivered on line and is mandated for all researchers. It will be rolled out centrally from UCOP using the UC Learning Center (learning management syste) on or around July 15, 2012 to be completed by September 30, 2012. Compliance rates will be tracked and reported to campus and system senior leadership. Look for more news as we get closer to the course rollout.
Upcoming Development Classes
- Project Management Series-Module 2: Planning & Estimating a project
June 19, 2012, 9am–1pm
- Project Management Series-Module 3: Scheduling & Tracking a project
June 22, 2012, 9am–1pm
- Accomplishing More with Less
June 27, 2012, 8:30am–12:30pm
- Setting Performance Expectations
July 9, 2012, 8:30am–12:30pm
- Coaching for Improved Performance
July 9, 2012, 1pm–5pm
- Accomplishing More with Less
July 13, 2012, 8:30am–4:30pm
- Conducting Performance Appraisal
July 25, 2012, 8:30am–12:30pm
- Delegating for Success & Accountability
July 25, 2012, 1pm–5pm
- Influencing Without Authority
July 27, 2012, 8:30am–12:30pm
- Communication Skills
July 27, 2012, 1pm–5pm
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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