June 6, 2016

Cal Answers is now available with student data pulled from the SIS Campus Solutions database(link is external)(link is external). The change in the source of the data should not greatly impact your work; however, there are a few changes Student Data dashboard users should be aware of. 

Cal Answers Student Data Dashboards Users

April 14, 2016

Louise Davidson (Project Lead for the Finance Reform Initiative in the Office of Finance, Planning & Analysis), Amber Machamer (Executive Director, Office of Planning and Analysis), and Jean Bednarz (Director of Communications, Change Management, and Training in the Office of the CFO) are contributers to this month's Using Data

March 23, 2016

March 17, 2016

CalPlanning is now available for continued planning in the working version.

During yesterday's outage, CalPlanning was updated with February Actuals and FY16 Forecast and FY17 Operating Budget snapshots in the Planner Submission version, as of March 16.

Planner Submission Versions Available for Reporting
The FY16 Forecast and FY17 Operating Budget Working versions were copied to the following versions for reporting purposes (CalPlan/CalRptg/HCPRptg):

March 14, 2016

Check out the new CalPlanning Compensation Data Planned Home Department vs. Distribution Entity job aid to get clarity on the difference between compensation data by PHD vs Distribution Entity and details on where in CalPlanning tools each type is displayed.

March 10, 2016

There will be a CalPlanning blackout from Wednesday, March 16 to Thursday, March 17 for the Forecast and Operating Budget snapshot and February monthly Actuals data load to CalPlan.

February 17, 2016

Want to call up Cal Answers data on your tablet during a meeting? Need access to your PI Portfolio financial data on your smartphone while traveling?

Now there is an Oracle BI Mobile App that will allow you to access Cal Answers from any Apple or Android device. This app allows you to view and share dashboard pages on your smartphone or tablet. Just download the app, input the Cal Answers settings and your full catalog of dashboards and reports will be available on the go!

January 26, 2016

Now Available: New Cal Answers Dashboard Reports

January 25, 2016

OPA actively led, supported, and engaged in the UC Summit on predictive analytics at the Clark Kerr Campus on January 7-8, 2016. Conversations from conference participants (including faculty and representatives from student advising, undergraduate education, educational technology, and institutional planning & analysis from all UC campuses and UCOP) highlighted the use of data and analytics in enrollment, advising, and curriculum management.

January 6, 2016

Finance Reform is UC Berkeley’s initiative to develop a new metrics-informed, internal financial model — the roadmap that governs how revenues and expenses flow on campus — in order to improve transparency, align incentives with campus goals, and simplify our planning and management environment in a multi-year planning framework.

Read more.

August 10, 2015

July 23, 2015

hrc_healthequityleader_artwork.pngWe are thrilled to announce that UHS has been recognized as a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" by Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.

July 1, 2015

The University of California, Berkeley Guide to Contracting(link is external)(link is external), a step-by-step guide to creating, amending, executing, and terminating contracts on the Berkeley campus is now available.

June 16, 2015

June 12, 2015

The Office of Planning and Analysis and the Central Budget Office rocked two recent campus events by showcasing UC Berkeley's Divisional Finance Leaders and Cal Answers, a tool used to quickly and easily find the data to inform your work.

June 10, 2015

On behalf of Supply Chain Management,(link is external) Sandy Macasieb and Alex Butler (shown here) accepted a 2015 Sustainability Award from the

June 9, 2015

The TSA PreCheck event was a huge hit! Thank you to everyone who signed up, attended, and made this event successful. The original two days were expanded to a week due to demand for appointments. Over 300 faculty, staff, students, family, and friends attended and applied for expedited security screening at over 100 participating airports.

April 24, 2015

The Office of the CFO and Campus Shared Services continue efforts to improve the campus' processes for travel and entertainment (T&E). Our goal is to make your T&E experience easier so you can focus your time on more important work that supports UC Berkeley's mission.

We heard you.

April 7, 2015

CFO Staff at Lake Merritt Day Clean-UpIn 2015, one of the big campaigns of the CFO Appreciations Team is to give back to the community by partnering with various community groups to assist them with their projects.

Our first event, Lake Merritt clean-up day hosted by the Lake Merritt Institute, took place on Saturday, April 4. 

April 2, 2015

"In my 20+ years at Berkeley, this was one of the best initiatives I have ever seen. I was extremely pleased with what I and my team were able to accomplish."

This was one of the many comments received by Space and Capital Resources during the recent Law School Complex clean up.