Announcements

It's Time for Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is now available and ends on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. 2020 Highlights Continued Low Costs: Despite increases in health care costs nationwide, UC’s premium changes for faculty and staff are moderate, with some members even seeing decreases. Changes to Prescription Drug Formulary for UC’s Non-Medicare PPO Plans: To help...
By Human Resources |

Upgrades to Emergency Notification System

To ensure that UCR’s Emergency Notification System (ENS) is effective in keeping all students, faculty, and staff aware of and safe from immediate threats to our campus, we are making upgrades to the system. Please be advised that upon logging into the Central Authentication Service (CAS) on Monday, December 9, 2019, all UCR faculty, staff, and...
By Lisa A. Martin and Mike Lane |

Interim AVC/CIO Appointment

Dear Colleagues, As many of you know, Danna Gianforte, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer (AVC/CIO), will be leaving us in mid-November to join Ellucian as their Vice President for Digital Transformation and the Ellucian Collaboration Hub. Starting Friday, November 1, David Gracey will take up the position of Interim AVC /CIO....
By Thomas Smith |

Great California ShakeOut

Dear UCR Community: Tomorrow (10/17) at 10:17 a.m., UCR will take part in the 2019 Great California ShakeOut—a statewide drill aimed at preparing for a major earthquake. All members of the UCR community are encouraged to participate by Dropping, Covering, and Holding On for 60 seconds at 10:17 a.m. Faculty are encouraged to take time from their...
By Lisa Martin |

UCR Healthy Beverage Initiative (HBI)

Spearheaded by UC President Napolitano in 2016, the Healthy Campus Network (HCN) is a robust network of diverse coalitions on all 10 campuses who work together to promote individual campus and systemwide changes to promote a culture of well-being by focusing on upstream public health measures. The HCN promotes innovative reforms in all dimensions...
By Julie Chobdee |

UCR Campus Not Affected by Power Shutdown

Planned power shutdowns are affecting communities in Northern and Southern California this week, resulting in class cancelations at some university campuses. UC Riverside Facilities staff have been in frequent contact with Riverside Public Utilities, which has confirmed that there are no anticipated power shutdowns at or near the UCR campus. If for...
By Office of the Chancellor |

Brand Visual Identity Initiative Underway

Last academic year, n early 2,000 UC Riverside stakeholders contributed toward the Brand Messaging Initiative, which assessed the university’s reputation among our core audiences and led to the development of a new suite of messaging assets to enhance the telling of the university’s story. These assets are available on the UC Riverside Brand...
By Johnny Cruz |

Notice of Availability: 2019 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

Dear Campus Community: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act , also known as the Clery Act, the University of California, Riverside has published our 2019 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report . The purpose of this report is to provide crime and other safety-related information to...
By Magaly Perez |

Revised BFB-RMP-7, Protection of Administrative Records Containing Personally Identifiable Information Policy

On September 16, 2019, the University of California, Office of the President released the revised BFB-RMP-7, Protection of Administrative Records Containing Personally Identifiable Information policy. The revised BFB-RMP-7 policy consolidates three existing policies into one: RMP-7, Privacy of and Access to Information Responsibilities; RMP-11,...
By Human Resources |

Reminder: 10-minute shift starts this fall quarter

Get ready for the 10-Minute Time Shift! Beginning fall quarter 2019, UCR classes will start and end 10 minutes earlier. This means all classes will start on the hour or half hour and your academic day will start and end 10 minutes earlier too. For example, an 8:10–9:00 class will change to 8:00–8:50. This adjustment may cause temporary disruptions...
By Ken Baerenklau |

2019-20 Winter Holiday Closure

As in previous years, UCR plans to observe a Winter Holiday Closure during the 2019-2020 holiday season. The campus is scheduled to close beginning Monday, December 23, 2019 and will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Pursuant to Personnel Policy 2.210: Absence from Work and relevant provisions of our collective bargaining agreements, the campus...
By Human Resources |

Update on Seismic Safety

Dear Colleagues: We write to provide an update on the University of California’s proactive, multi-year efforts to address seismic safety, and to reinforce our commitment to the safety and well-being of individuals and property on all UC campuses, including UC Riverside. Starting last fall, structural engineers have been evaluating existing UCR...
By Kim Wilcox |

“ucrwpa" Wireless to Become "UCR-SECURE"

Dear colleagues, The current “ucrwpa” wireless network will be replaced with a new “UCR-SECURE” wireless solution on the evening of Tuesday, September 17. When you arrive to campus on September 18, you will need to connect to the new “UCR-SECURE” wireless network on your devices. You will need to enter your UCR NetID and related password to...
By Danna Gianforte |

UC Riverside police begin use of body worn cameras

During the fall quarter, the University of California Police Department at Riverside will begin using body worn cameras, known as BWCs, and in-car video systems as a part of its patrol functions. The addition of BWCs is part of a multi-year initiative across all UC campuses to leverage a modern resource for law enforcement that is expected to...
By Mike Lane |

Changes to personal profile in UCPath

D ear Colleagues, We are pleased to bring to your attention the possibility to update aspects of your personal profile in the UCPath system. Many of you will be used to entering the portal by clicking on the link in Rspace. Alternatively, you may click here UCPath Online . There are now additional options for self-identification. Once you log in,...
By FOM/UC Path Project Team |

UCR Smoke/Tobacco-free policy updated

The UCR Smoke/Tobacco-Free Policy Committee has updated UCR’s Smoke/Tobacco-Free policy to make it clear that smoking or vaping of tobacco and cannabis along with smokeless tobacco and all electronic smoking devices is prohibited on UC property. The committee is asking faculty to consider class projects focused on areas that support and strengthen...
By Julie Chobdee |

Welcome to UCnetwork

We are excited to announce UCnetwork — a monthly email newsletter sent directly to staff across the system sharing benefits news, professional development opportunities and inspiring stories about colleagues who are making a difference. Launching this month, UCnetwork will serve as a common touchpoint for staff at all locations, helping to promote...
By UC Office of the President |

Upcoming UCPath downtime

In September 2019, UC Davis (UCD) and Agriculture Natural Resources (ANR) are planned to become the next UC locations to implement UCPath, which will add 34,746 employees, increasing the total number of employees served by the UCPath center to 135,496. During this transition, direct access for UCR employees to UCPath and UCPath Center support...
By FOM/UC Path Project Team |

Campus counseling available for those in need following area shootings

This summer has been full of sorrow, with four horrific shootings taking place – including in Gilroy, California; Dayton, Ohio; El Paso, Texas; and on Monday, as a gunman opened fire on police officers on the 215-freeway overpass, here in Riverside. These tragic acts have claimed many innocent lives, left multitudes of people injured, and eroded...
By John Stephen Henderson |

California Whistleblower Protection Act

Dear Members of the Campus Community, The University of California is committed to maintaining the highest standards of conduct in the fulfillment of its education, research, public service and patient care mission. The University’s Whistleblower Policy provides multiple avenues for employees to bring forward concerns of potential employee...
By Kiersten Boyce |