News

August 26, 2021

UC Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ sent the following message to the campus community on Wednesday:

As we begin this fall semester with high hopes for our return to in-person learning, extracurricular activities and all that makes this campus an amazing, vibrant place, we are also aware of the continued uncertainties and concerns born of the pandemic’s ever-changing contours and impacts.

June 1, 2021

Message sent June 1, 2021
Colleagues,
 
Updates to the Direct Bill system

May 18, 2021

People & Culture

This message was sent to all staff on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. 

Dear Colleagues,

Effective July 1, all eligible PPSM covered Berkeley staff will be receiving an across-the-board 3 percent salary increase. This 2021-22 general salary increase program is for our policy-covered staff employees and academic appointees.

Staff employees and academic appointees who are represented by our various unions are not included in this program because their wages are governed by collective bargaining agreements.

April 22, 2021

UC Berkeley News

This message was sent to all staff and faculty. 

UC Berkeley Community,

We’re writing to provide an update on our planning to begin returning larger numbers of employees to on-site work to prepare for the return of students and “close-to-normal” operations for the Aug. 18 start of the fall semester.

April 5, 2021

This message was sent to all staff and faculty. 

Dear Colleagues,

In recognition of the many challenges that UC employees continue to face, UCOP has decided to offer all its employees, including represented employees, an additional 2021 allotment of Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) - available for use immediately.

March 16, 2021

UC Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ and Paul Alivisatos, executive vice chancellor and provost, sent the following message to the campus community on Tuesday:

February 11, 2021

This message was sent to all staff.

Dear Colleagues,

This message was sent to all staff & faculty. 

Dear Colleagues,

We wanted to update you on essential COVID-19 training and other public health matters that affect our Berkeley community. But first, please be on the lookout for an email from University Health Services’ e-Tang portal giving you the opportunity to signup to receive your COVID-19 vaccination right here on campus. We are encouraging all our staff and faculty to take immediate advantage of this when they receive their email invitation.

February 3, 2021

People & Culture

This message was sent to all managers and supervisors.

Dear Colleagues,

January 19, 2021

UC Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Paul Alivisatos sent the following message to the campus community on Tuesday:

December 21, 2020

UC Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ sent the following message to the campus community Monday:

At UC Berkeley, where our motto is Fiat Lux, it is our duty to spread light, even during the darkest hours. I am pleased to offer my brightest wishes to you and your loved ones for good health and peace in 2021. I hope you enjoy this video message and highlights from this past year.

https://youtu.be/hv3vGMntYpA

December 9, 2020

UC Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ sent the following message to the campus community Tuesday:

December 7, 2020

KQED

The Bay Area’s flagship public university, UC Berkeley, is trying to work its way out of an unprecedented $340 million deficit due to the pandemic. And that means some of the hardest-hit departments and individuals on campus are having to fend for themselves.

The campus has seen plunging revenue on several fronts, including $35 million gone in tuition fees.

December 4, 2020

This message was sent out on October 21 to staff, faculty, students, and administrators. 

To our campus community,

We are writing to inform you of a necessary shutdown of our Data Center scheduled to start Saturday, Jan. 2, with completion planned by Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. This work is required to support the campus research mission by enabling new research systems and to provide improved resilience for these systems when running on generator power during campus power outages. 

October 27, 2020

UC Berkeley News

Wearing masks, washing hands and staying physically distant from each other are still the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and UC Berkeley has just launched a new social norms marketing campaign to encourage students, faculty and staff coming to campus for work, research or school to do just those things.

The campaign, conceived this summer and organized by Berkeley’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs, offers a modular approach, providing units and divisions with an array of tools they can use to tailor the ads to their audiences.

October 21, 2020

UC Berkeley News

UC Berkeley remains the world’s top public and fourth best university overall in the latest global rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

As it did last year, Berkeley came in fourth among public and private universities, preceded by Harvard, MIT and Stanford, with the UK’s University of Oxford rounding out the top five.

Columbia University came in sixth, the California Institute of Technology, seventh, followed by the University of Washington, the University of Cambridge and Johns Hopkins University finishing out the top 10.

September 28, 2020

VC Finance Colleagues,

It’s my pleasure to announce that Mike Riley will be joining our team as our new Assistant Vice Chancellor and Controller. Mike joins UC Berkeley from UC Merced, where he was the interim Vice Chancellor and CFO. Mike comes to us with almost 20 years of experience in finance, budgeting, accounting, financial analysis, and financial reporting in a higher education environment.

August 27, 2020

UC Berkeley News

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ sent the following message to the campus community on Wednesday:

As we begin a fall semester unlike any other, I want to provide you with updates and new information about our plans, hopes, and expectations for the months ahead.

August 6, 2020

UC Berkeley News

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Paul Alivisatos, Vice Chancellor for Administration Marc Fisher and Rosemarie Rae, vice chancellor for finance and chief financial officer, sent the following message to the campus community on Thursday afternoon.

August 3, 2020

UC Berkeley News

Classrooms are dark. Residence halls are nearly vacant, performance spaces are suddenly silent and stadiums and playing fields are void of fans. State support is drying up and, while research continues, productivity has been tempered.

All told, Berkeley looks to be as much as $340 million short of its budget projections by the end of the 2021 fiscal year, as the university is facing a budget crisis unlike any before, campus leaders said Friday.