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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.

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.