Announcements

Class of 2020 Online Celebration Date and Time Announced

Dear UCR Community, As you are aware, the in-person 2020 Commencement ceremonies scheduled for May and June have been postponed until they can be safely rescheduled, except for the School of Medicine, which will have an online graduation ceremony for their M.D. graduates on May 29. An online celebration for UC Riverside’s Class of 2020 will be held...

By UCR Commencement Team |

ITS advisory on protecting against hackers

Dear Campus Community: The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a Public Service Announcement regarding targeted hacking campaigns. This alert warns that state-sponsored malicious actors are targeting organizations and researchers conducting COVID-19-related research. The UCR ITS Information Security Office...

By Information Technology Solutions |

Governor’s Revised Budget Proposal

Dear Campus Community, Each year around this time, the Governor provides an updated budget proposal for the coming year based on the state’s financial outlook. Last week, Governor Newsom released his May Revise. In light of COVID-19 and the pandemic’s impact on state revenue and expenses, this year’s update was more significant. If enacted, the...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Update to Graduate Students

This note is intended to update you on broader campus discussions about where we stand and where we are going. As we proceed through the second month of this situation the campus, like everyone else in the state, is beginning to discuss whether and how we might open up again. Campus leadership meet regularly each week to discuss questions relating...

By Graduate Division |

Proposed Presidential Policy on Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation - Systemwide Review

The UC Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy on Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation. The proposed policy substantively revises the existing Policy and Procedures on Curation and Repatriation of Human Remains and Cultural Items (“Current Policy”). The policy pertains to the treatment and...

By Ian Harazduk |

Fall Working Groups and Leadership Office Hours

Dear Campus Community, As I’ve mentioned in recent messages, the questions I receive most frequently now revolve around the status of fall quarter and how are we preparing for an eventual resuming of on-campus operations. The purpose of this message is to provide information about the work we are doing to prepare for various scenarios. You will...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Updated Riverside County Public Health Order

Dear Campus Community: On Friday, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors asked the Public Health officer to rescind the order mandating the closure of universities in the county. This action will not result in any immediate changes to UC Riverside’s campus operations or our plans for remote instruction this spring and summer. These actions...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Talent Match Program

The effects of the campus closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in decreased workloads for staff and students in many campus units. Human Resources has developed UCR’s Talent Match Program to pair staff and students with diminished workloads with temporary job assignments. Specifically, the program strives to identify reassignment...

By Human Resources |

Chancellor's Update -- April 2020

Dear Campus Community, Across the country, the debate rages on: when will it be safe to re-open businesses? For those of us who have been actively working and studying under modified circumstances, the questions are different. While we are continuing to move forward, we want to know when all of us can return to our physical locations or resume...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

UCPath will be unavailable during two downtimes

UC San Diego (UCSD) and UC San Francisco (UCSF) are planned to become the next UC locations to implement UCPath in May 2020. During this transition, there will be TWO downtimes over a total of 10 days, including 5 business days when UCPath will be down. During this implementation, direct access for UCR employees to UCPath Online will be unavailable...

By FOM/UC Path Project Team |

Commencement 2020 Update

Dear UCR Community, As announced on April 3, 2020, I asked the Commencement Working Group to convene and discuss our existing plans for this year’s graduation activities in light of Riverside County’s extended school closure order. Last week the Working Group submitted to me three recommendations that apply to all graduates except those in the...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Chancellor's Spring Campus Update

Dear Campus Community, Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to visit more than 30 virtual class, staff, and faculty meetings. I have appreciated the chance to meet with many of you and answer your questions. On May 4 I will provide a spring Chancellor’s Update, which will be available on the UC Riverside YouTube channel. After...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Job Protection & COVID-19 Related Paid Leaves

Dear Campus Community: First, I’d like to offer a sincere thank you for all you’re doing and for your patience as we work through the myriad of issues that are confronting the university at this unprecedented time. We hope that this guidance on staffing is final and complete at this time, and at least will provide a clear direction through June 30...

By Gerry Bomotti |

Highlander Orientation to be done remotely

Dear Campus Community, As many of you know Highlander Orientation hosts more than 7,000 new students and their family members each July through September. It’s an opportunity to welcome our new class to the campus community as they prepare for their academic careers at UC Riverside. This year, with the uncertainty of COVID-19, we have made the...

By UCR Student Affairs |

Facilities Services Limited Services During the Campus Closure 

In an ongoing effort to adhere to the Riverside County request for social distancing with essential workers on-campus, Facilities Services (FS) continues to have limited staff on-campus. Below is an overview of current maintenance-focused services during the campus closure. Campus Custodial Services: Custodial services are limited to cleaning...

By Facilities Services |

Formal Review/Employee Comment: Presidential Policy: Gender Recognition and Lived Names

The University of California (UC), Office of the President is proposing Presidential Policy: Gender Recognition and Lived Name. The proposed policy is expected to be fully implemented by UC campuses and locations by July 1, 2021. The policy includes the following key issues: UC must provide three equally recognized gender options on university...

By Human Resources |

Formal Review/Employee Comment: Proposed Revised Presidential Policy on Protection of Human Subjects in Research

The University of California (UC), Office of the President is proposing revisions to the Presidential Policy on Protection of Human Subjects in Research. The proposed policy describes the responsibilities of the UC, its campuses and researchers, in protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects who participate in research at UC. A list of some...

By Human Resources |

Lost and Found Property Interim Policy

The Lost and Found Property policy has been updated on an interim basis. The policy originated in 2000 and was previously revised in 2017, prior to this interim update in April 2020. The revisions focus the purpose and scope of the policy and include new language regarding items that the UCPD cannot accept due to sanitary, safety, and/or biohazard...

By Ian Harazduk |

Expanded digital access to UCR Library content during the COVID-19 crisis

Dear UCR Faculty, Students, and Staff, UC Riverside is moving into uncharted territory as we begin our first-ever Spring quarter with all remote instruction. Your UCR Library staff have been working diligently to provide support, services, and remote access to resources, which are outlined in this new LibGuide on Expanded / Free Access during the...

By Steven Mandeville-Gamble |

Guidance for Asymptomatic On-Site UCR Personnel with Non-Healthcare Duties

Who should self-monitor for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)? • Essential staff performing non-healthcare duties on the UCR campus (including School of Medicine and UCR Health personnel not performing healthcare duties on campus) • Any UCR members on campus who may come in close contact (within 6 ft) of other persons • Anyone who has been exposed...

By Lisa Martin |