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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,
As you know, UC Berkeley is pursuing Public Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for COVID-19 related eligible costs. FEMA provides reimbursement for specific emergency protective measures taken by entities such as ours to protect the health and safety of people and personal property during this COVID-19 pandemic. On April 10, 2020, we submitted the request for public assistance. Now, we are beginning the data collection process. 

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 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

UCOP

The University of California continues to respond to the fast-moving developments surrounding COVID-19. Already, most of our locations across the state have curtailed academic and operational activity and, following the guidance of the Governor, the California Department of Public Health and the CDC, we continue to take steps to best protect our students, faculty, staff and communities.

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

March 16, 2020

UC Berkeley News

By Patrick Holmes| MARCH 16, 2020

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

March 13, 2020

UC Berkeley News

Eugene Whitlock, assistant vice chancellor for People and Culture, and Benjamin E. Hermalin, vice provost for the faculty, issued the following message the evening of Friday, March 13:

March 10, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

this updated message was sent to your supervisors and managers today for you to continue discussing alternative working arrangements in light of the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 situation.

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Dear Supervisors and Managers: