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January 31, 2018

UC Berkeley’s chief financial officer, Rosemarie Rae, laid out her vision for the campus’s budget and took questions from a standing-room-only audience of faculty, students and staff during a Friday forum. Read the complete article.

January 30, 2018

January 25, 2018

Cal Answers Financials and BAIRS Community,

January 23, 2018

The Controller’s Office has rolled out a simplified travel reimbursement process that eliminates duplicate data entry by CSS, shortens processing time to payment and puts more control of the process in the hands of employee-travelers.

January 18, 2018

Divisional Finance Leaders and Chief Administrative Officers,

Thank you for sharing your feedback on the VC Finance quarterly reporting processes. Our teams have carefully reviewed your comments and questions with the DFL Communications Workgroup, and we're pleased to offer the following responses to the most common topics. 

Simplify collaborative sharing platform

January 17, 2018

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Paul Alivisatos sent a letter to Deans and Vice Chancellors requesting they submit their FY2018-19 strategic plans to the Office of the EVCP at by Friday, February 2. 

December 19, 2017

December 13, 2017

Dear students, faculty, and staff,

As the semester winds down and the holidays approach, I want to share with you a few reflections about where we as a campus have been and where we are headed. Please view this short video message for some of these thoughts: 
I hope your holiday break is invigorating, and I wish you a very happy and healthy new year.

December 4, 2017

Paul Alivisatos Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Dear members of the campus community:

You may recall earlier this year we announced that our campus would be better served if the portfolio of the former Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance was separated into two: one focused on financial issues and one focused on administrative issues. At that time, Rosemarie Rae was elevated to the role of Vice Chancellor of Finance and Chief Financial Officer while this September, Marc Fisher joined us from UC Santa Barbara to become Berkeley’s Vice Chancellor of Administration.

November 30, 2017

Associate Vice Chancellor of Capital Strategies Rajiv Parikh sent campus leadership an announcement today about his department's recent and upcoming changes.

November 20, 2017

Cal Answers Financials video link Watch a new video about the benefits of switching from BAIRS to Cal Answers!
Cal Answers and BAIRS Community,

November 9, 2017
Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized UC Berkeley with a Gold Bicycle Friendly UniversitySM (BFUSM) award, joining more than 180 visionary colleges and universities from across the country.

September 22, 2017


In order to align the functions of the Real Estate portfolio with the organizations that best support their work, we are pleased to announce that the Capital Strategies department is now a part of the VC Finance organization and the Facilities department is a part of the VC Administration organization. Capital Strategies is led by Associate Vice Chancellor Rajiv Parikh and Facilities is led by Associate Vice Chancellor Sally McGarrahan. We encourage you to learn more about these restructured functions on their websites:

August 31, 2017

August 23, 2017

Berkeley News

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ sent this message today to the campus community:

Dear students, faculty and staff,

August 22, 2017

Sierra magazine recently released their "Cool Schools 2017" list, which ranks colleges and universities with a commitment to sustainability. Sierra magazine (the national magazine of the Sierra Club) partners with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education to complete the annual survey.

August 15, 2017

It’s back-to-school week at UC Berkeley, and as thousands of students converge on the campus, Chancellor Carol Christ and her team issued a warm welcome and took questions from the media.

This is a time of beginnings, she said — new students embarking on their college or graduate school years, new faculty beginning their Berkeley careers.

August 8, 2017

FY2017-18 Budget and Financial Outlook

Sautter Award photoHeidi Wagner, Assistant Dean for Administration, Social Welfare and Max Michel, Enterprise Data Warehouse Dev/Ops Manager, represented the PI Portfolio team and accepted a Larry L. Sautter award today at the University of California, San Diego.

August 1, 2017