December 16, 2019

Happy Holidays VC Finance!

Watch a short holiday video for the VC Finance division.

Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication. I truly appreciate you and everything you do in service of the university.

Happy Holidays!


Rosemarie Rae, Vice Chancellor of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

November 15, 2019

November 14, 2019

Dear Campus Community,

This year there are changes to the way Composite Benefit Rates (CBR) are calculated and approved. In previous years, we worked directly with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to set the approved rates. Now that we have implemented UCPath, rather than work directly with DHHS, we will follow a standard process for calculating rates led by UCOP and will adopt their agreements with the federal government. 

October 31, 2019

UC Berkeley News

UC Berkeley is among the most environmentally responsible colleges, according to a new Princeton Review survey of some 413 American colleges and universities.

The survey found that Berkeley was the number 14 greenest college in the country, and the top University of California honored, with UC Merced coming in at number 20.

October 30, 2019

UC Berkeley Human Resources

Dear Colleagues,

October 15, 2019

Human Resources


Dear Colleagues,

We’ve started planning for our annual energy-conserving event around the end of year holidays and wanted to share some information with you for planning purposes. The annual closure of the campus will occur this year between Monday, December 23, 2019, and Wednesday, January 1, 2020. 

The holiday and campus closure days are:

  • Monday, December 23, 2019: Closure day

September 26, 2019

September 23, 2019

UC Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ issued the following message to the campus community on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019: 

Dear friends and colleagues,

As the academic year begins, I want to provide you with an update on the progress we are making with key campus initiatives. Thanks to strengthened financial foundations and extraordinary preparatory work by faculty, staff and students, we are putting the pieces in place for a new era of excellence.

September 14, 2019

UC Office of the President

Statement from UC President Napolitano on Public Education Facilities Bond

UC Office of the PresidentSaturday, September 14, 2019

University of California President Janet Napolitano issued the following statement today (September 14): 

August 29, 2019

UC Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ sent a message to the UC Berkeley community on Wednesday about an ongoing seismic assessment of the roughly 600 buildings owned or occupied by the university.

What’s happening?

Berkeley is in the middle of conducting seismic evaluations of the more than 600 buildings on campus. These evaluations are part of a coordinated effort by the UC Office of the President to assess the seismic safety of all buildings across the 10-campus system using new standards.

August 22, 2019

UC Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ gave the following remarks during the 2019 convocation ceremony to welcome new students to UC Berkeley:


Welcome to the transfer students, the Class of 2021!

Welcome to the freshmen, the Class of 2023!

August 7, 2019

BFS Community,

As the Controller's Office has communicated previously, the Payroll and Personnel System (PPS) is being retired because of the implementation of UCPath. The key deadlines to be aware of before the September PPS retirement are listed below. 

July 25, 2019

Cal Answers HR Community,

We're pleased to announce we've updated the Cal Answers HR Workforce Detail dashboard to include reports on job funding data.

June 27, 2019

June 11, 2019

UC Berkeley News

UC Berkeley’s self-described “storyteller-in-chief” took her role to heart this week, reminding an audience of campus communicators that, “We are a story-telling species, and we are always writing history in the strands of the present.”

June 3, 2019

BFS Community,


GAEL journal related to PPS payroll expense transfers was not posted in April 
The monthly General, Automobile, and Employment Liability (GAEL) file which records adjustments related to Payroll Expense Transfer (PET) actions in the Payroll Personnel System (PPS) was not received in time for posting to April and was posted in May.


May 30, 2019

Bisnow has honored UC Berkeley’s Vice Chancellor of Finance Rosemarie Rae with a Bay Area Power Women award. This award celebrates Bay Area Power Women who have helped shape Bay Area cities, neighborhoods, businesses and lifestyles. Fellow honorees included Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Jackie Safier of Prometheus, among others. The winners were honored on May 30 at Bisnow's Bay Area Power Women award ceremony at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco.

May 21, 2019

May 15, 2019

Vice Chancellor, Administration

Fiscal Close deadlines and information for FY2018-19 is now available on the Vice Chancellor Administration website. This year’s fiscal closing steps mirror those in previous years for the  VCA divisions of Berkeley Regional Services (BRS), Supply Chain Management (SCM), and Central Human Resources (CHR). Please review the information to ensure that all relevant steps are taken according to the schedule.

May 13, 2019

Berkeley News

By Will Kane| MAY 13, 2019

UC Berkeley’s budget is balanced, Chancellor Carol Christ told an excited crowd of students, staff and faculty Monday.

But the hard work is far from over.