News

July 2, 2020

Dear Campus Community,

The composite benefit rates (CBR) for FY2020-21 have been approved. The new values will be effective as of July 1, 2020, with payroll adjustments beginning on that date. 

June 30, 2020

CalPlanning Community,

The CalPlanning planner tools, CalPlan and HCP, are now available with the FY20 Forecast Q3 Submission version.  

The CalPlanning tools (CalPlan, HCP, CalRptg, SmartView) are available with the 2020 April and May Actuals. The FY2019-20 Forecast Working version has also been updated with April and May Actuals. As a reminder, CalRptg is updated with Actuals on a daily basis.

June 25, 2020

VC Finance Colleagues,
 
As we prepare for the fall, the Chancellor and the People & Culture team have provided several updates around working remotely. Below are updates that address some of the most frequently asked questions from our staff. 
 

June 18, 2020

UC Berkeley News

How many students should live in each UC Berkeley residence hall this fall? What happens if one of them gets sick with COVID-19? What research should continue in a lab and what can be done at a dining room table? Which classes move online? How can the campus cut some $240 million from its budget?

And what happens if a second wave of the coronavirus spreads across the Bay Area?

Those are the difficult questions UC Berkeley leaders have been grappling with in recent weeks as they lay out a sketch of the plans for the fall semester.

June 17, 2020

UC Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Paul Alivisatos sent the following message to faculty, staff, graduate student instructors, and graduate student researchers on Wednesday:

We are writing to announce plans for fall semester, in which we are asking our community to resume limited on-campus research activities and engage in hybrid teaching with some amount of in-person teaching. We will have to work together across many dimensions to achieve this.

UC Berkeley News

Eugene Whitlock, chief people and culture officer, sent the following message to the campus community on Wednesday on behalf of the Chancellor’s Cabinet:

June 15, 2020

UC Berkeley News

Eugene Whitlock, chief people and culture officer, and Ben Hermalin, vice provost for the faculty, sent the following message to faculty and staff on Monday: 

In the coming months, although the public health crisis will continue to evolve, the campus will begin gradually increasing on-campus operations, consistent with orders issued by public health authorities, and in close coordination with them. We are writing today to share information and direction on how we will proceed.

June 4, 2020

UC Berkeley News

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

Today, a memorial service for George Floyd will be held in Minneapolis. As we acknowledge his senseless death, let us take a moment together to reflect.

June 3, 2020

Divisional Finance Leaders and Chief Administrative Officers,

 

May 29, 2020

UC Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ and Oscar Dubón, Jr., vice chancellor for equity and inclusion, sent the following message to the campus community on Friday:

May 22, 2020

UC Berkeley News

Vice Chancellor for Administration Marc Fisher and Vice Chancellor for Research Randy Katz sent the following message to faculty and staff on Friday:

May 14, 2020

Campus Colleagues,

The fiscal close deadlines are available on the Chief Financial Officer website

May 6, 2020

UC Berkeley News

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

We are writing today to provide an update on our ongoing planning for fall semester operations. The planning process is wide-ranging and is deepening every day as we bring more faculty and staff onto the committees (described below) that are helping us envision what the fall term could look like. We aim to make key decisions in regard to fall operations by mid-June.

April 23, 2020

This message was sent to DFLs and CAOs. 
 
Divisional Finance Leaders and Chief Administrative Officers,
 

April 17, 2020

UC Berkeley News

Dear Colleagues, 

We wrote to you earlier this month to describe our campus budget picture and the principles we are using to make decisions. Today, we share an update, as well as additional information that we are using to further understand and shape the campus budget for the remainder of this fiscal year, for FY 2021, and beyond.

April 2, 2020

UC Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Paul Alivisatos sent the following message to faculty and staff on Wednesday:

We are writing today to share the latest information regarding the campus budget, our principles for decision making, and our initial recommendations.

March 21, 2020

The Accounts Payable team is continuing its services with minimal interruption during the shelter in place order. Most services will continue unaffected, however, until further notice the production of paper checks will be run once a week on Wednesdays. 

We encourage you to sign up for electronic funds transfer (EFT) if you have not already done so. 

March 19, 2020

March 18, 2020


Dear undergraduate, graduate and professional school students,

With the shelter in place order in effect for the Bay Area, there are a few updates to the way we’re receiving and processing payments. 

Temporary suspension of onsite check payment processing

March 17, 2020

Divisional Finance Leaders and Chief Administrative Officers,

As you move forward with preparing for and mitigating the impact of the coronavirus to your daily operations, please track the expenses related to the coronavirus by using the following pay codes and chartfields. Please proactively monitor and record how these codes are being used. 

Tracking compensation expenses