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July 31, 2018

June 28, 2018

Cal Answers and HR BAIRS Community,

June 27, 2018

Dear Staff, Faculty and Students,

We are delighted to share information about positive developments regarding the state budget and philanthropy – two areas where faculty, students, staff and alumni have joined forces to build support for Berkeley.

State Budget

May 24, 2018

Cal Answers Financials and BAIRS Community,

May 22, 2018

Cal Answers Financials and BAIRS Community,

May 16, 2018

Please note that there is a clarification for the campus budget update from then chancellor-designate on June 26, 2017.

May 11, 2018

University Partnership Program

Could you run 150,000 miles in 30 days? A feat that might seem impossible to one individual can be obtained by a community that rallies together for a common goal–supporting campus basic needs programs and initiatives.

April 19, 2018

Cal Answers Financials and BAIRS Community,

April 18, 2018

Dear Campus Community,

Over the past year the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the ASUC student leaders, and VC Finance’s Office of Planning and Analysis (OPA) have been collaborating on ways to better equip students with information that allows them to provide contextual data about their Berkeley grade point averages (GPA) to prospective employers and graduate schools.

April 16, 2018

April 3, 2018

Berkeley Financial System Community,
The new and improved Berkeley Financial System (BFS) home page navigation is available as of today, April 3. When you log in, instead of using list menus to navigate around BFS, you'll use a tile-driven navigation. Starting today, you also must log in to BFS directly; the BLU log in option is no longer available.
Log in to BFS directly - new browser information 

April 2, 2018

Cal Answers and HR BAIRS Community,

We are pleased to announce the Cal Answers Campus Workforce (HR) dashboards are now live. The Cal Answers team partnered with Human Resources professionals from central and campus units to develop dashboards to replace the HR reporting currently in BAIRS, which is being retired in December.

March 12, 2018

The University Partnership Program (UPP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Gardner as the next executive director of University Business Partnerships & Services (UBPS). Read more. 

March 7, 2018

Divisional Finance Leaders,

The FY2018-19 budget call letter, assumptions and guidelines, and working templates are now available on the budget process webpage

March 6, 2018

Please see the linked FY2018-19 Budget Call Letter sent this morning on behalf of EVCP Alivisatos.

February 22, 2018

CalPlanning Community,

The FY2018-19 Operating Budget is now open in CalPlanning. Please read below for information about tool enhancements and budget process planning.

Actualized compensation data and simplified HCP now available

We’re excited to announce that CalPlanning is now open with the following updates:

February 20, 2018

The Office of VC Finanice is pleased to welcome Chris Stanich, our new Associate Vice Chancellor of Financial Planning & Analysis. 

February 8, 2018

UC Berkeley’s newest residence hall will be named after David Blackwell, the first black professor to ever receive tenure at UC Berkeley and a preeminent statistician, Chancellor Carol Christ announced on Thursday. Read the story.

Dear Faculty and Staff:

As a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (P.L. 115-97) that was signed into law on December 22, 2017, please be aware of the below updates to university policies on paying for relocation expenses and on giving gifts to employees.

Relocation Expenses Must Be Reported as Taxable Income

  • Charge relocation and moving expenses to general ledger account 57232

February 2, 2018

Dear campus community, 

We are writing with an update on efforts underway to address the campus’s budget deficit and to provide the University with a strong, stable and sustainable financial foundation.

Three years into our efforts to achieve a balanced budget by 2020, we are pleased to inform you that there is cause for cautious optimism. We are on track to reduce the budget from $149 million to $57 million by July 2018 and to eliminate the deficit altogether by 2020.