News

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.

July 21, 2020

UC Berkeley News

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost A. Paul Alivisatos, Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education Catherine P. Koshland, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division Lisa García Bedolla, and Chair, Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate Oliver M. O’Reilly sent the following message to UC Berkeley faculty and staff on Tuesday:

As you are all aware, the trend lines regarding COVID-19 positive cases in Alameda county, the region, and the state, show that infections continue to increase.

July 15, 2020

UC Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost A. Paul Alivisatos, Vice Chancellor for Administration Marc Fisher, and Vice Chancellor for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Rosemarie Rae sent the following message to the campus community on Wednesday:

July 8, 2020

UC Berkeley News

The University of California Board of Regents today (Tuesday, July 7) announced the appointment of Dr. Michael V. Drake as the new University of California president. Drake will begin his new role no later than Aug. 15, succeeding current UC President Janet Napolitano, who will step down Aug. 1.

The former president of Ohio State University, Drake, 69, has vast experience addressing access and equity and will be the UC’s first Black president in its 152-year history and the 21st president of the 10-campus system.

July 7, 2020

As the Chancellor announced on Friday, March 13, Vice Chancellor of Finance and Chief Financial Officer Rosemarie Rae will remain on our campus in her current role.

July 6, 2020

VC Finance Colleagues,

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

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

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.

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