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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.

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: