Announcements

Intercollegiate Athletics next steps

Dear Campus Community, In November, I announced the establishment of the Athletics Working Group to conduct a thorough assessment of Intercollegiate Athletics on the UC Riverside campus; review challenges and opportunities; and make recommendations on the long-term sustainability of the program. Over the past few months, the working group has...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Campus return updates for May 5

UC Riverside has created five campus working groups to plan for the fall and the transition to returning to campus. See below for the latest updates from the working groups: Research Ramp-up A recording of the Research Ramp-up group's May 3 return to campus briefing is available on the UCR YouTube channel. COVID Management The vaccines subcommittee...

By University Communications |

Welcome message from Provost Elizabeth Watkins

Hello Highlanders, It is with great pleasure that I officially join the UC Riverside family today as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. There are few universities as well-positioned as UCR to take on the complex and intersectional challenges confronting our world today, and even fewer that can take pride in their core values and inclusive...

By Elizabeth Watkins |

Return to campus planning

Dear Campus Community, Over the last couple months, while developing return-to-campus guidelines, we have been reviewing remote work options in relation to the needs of our entire community. I recognize that work flexibility and remote work are discussions of significant interest, not only at UC Riverside, but in workplaces nationwide. Our staff...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Chancellor's Update - April 2021

Dear Campus Community: Over the last few months, news of vaccines and downward shifts in COVID-19 cases across California have offered hope of a return to many of the activities we enjoyed before coronavirus impacted our movements. Unfortunately, too quickly, we were reminded of our pre-pandemic challenges. Anti-Asian hate and violence. Mass...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Potential cybersecurity exposure for ParkMobile users

UC Riverside was made aware of a data cyber-security incident that may have potentially exposed the data of UCR ParkMobile users, the pay-by-phone parking app. We take this threat seriously and our Information Technology Solutions and Transportation Services teams are closely monitoring the situation. If new information becomes available we will...

By Information Technology Solutions |

Employee review and comment: proposed university police policies and administrative procedures

The University of California, Office of the President (UCOP) is proposing changes to the University Police Policies and Administrative Procedures, which are applicable to UC Peace Officers. The proposed changes have been updated in consultation with the UC Chiefs of Police and UC Legal. The policies were also reviewed by the Federated University...

By Human Resources |

Employees asked to report on how they get to work, even if you work from home

As a large employer, UCR is mandated to administer an annual commute survey to its employees as part of South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) Rule 2202. All employees (including student employees) are obligated to complete the short questionnaire. The survey collects data on the number of people and vehicles coming to campus the...

By UCR Transportation and Parking Services |

Campus return updates for April 21

Upcoming Briefings Each of the Return to Campus working groups will deliver a briefing for the campus community, which will be available for viewing on the UC Riverside YouTube channel. The campus community will have the opportunity to pre-submit questions to each working group prior to the briefing. The Instructional Continuity Working Group will...

By University Communications |

Statement on Verdict in Chauvin Case

Dear Campus Community, This afternoon, a jury in Minneapolis returned three guilty verdicts against Derek Chauvin, acknowledging that his brutal killing of George Floyd was murder. This will not bring George Floyd back to life, nor will it undo centuries of harm against Black Americans. Instead, this is a reminder that we must continue in our...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Campus return updates for April 14

UC Riverside has created five campus working groups to plan for the fall and the transition to returning to campus. See below for the latest updates from the working groups: Research Ramp-up Effective immediately, all laboratories on campus, including dry/computational labs, are permitted to increase their personnel density up to 50% of maximum...

By University Communications |

Labs may increase density up to 50% maximum occupancy

Dear UCR campus community, Effective immediately, the UCR Research Ramp-up Committee has approved all laboratories on campus with an updated Work Site Specific Plan (WSSP) to increase their personnel density up to 50% of maximum occupancy. The decision applies to all labs, including dry/computational labs which may have been closed up to this point...

By Rodolfo H. Torres |

Commencement Follow-up for Graduating Students

Dear UCR Students, Yesterday’s announcement about commencement has prompted questions, so I’d like to offer clarification on a few key points: Students who are unable to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons will not be excluded from participating; Unvaccinated students must have a PCR-based coronavirus test performed no more than 48...

By Brian Haynes |

California Assembly Bill 685 - Request for Anonymity on COVID-19 Notifications to Unions

This communication is to inform you of required union notifications related to positive cases of COVID-19. On September 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed California Assembly Bill 685 (AB 685) which requires the University of California to notify exclusive union representatives of the names of employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 and...

By Risk Management |

Policy Spotlight Series: UCR Local Procedure on Giving Employment References

Each month the Chief Compliance Office will highlight a policy for its Policy Spotlight Series. This month focuses on the UCR Local Procedure on Giving Employment References: UCR Local Procedure on Giving Employment References The Local Procedure on Giving Employment References is to provide managers and employees information on how to determine...

By Ian Harazduk |

In-person Commencement activities, classes of 2020 and 2021

APRIL 9 UPDATE: Follow-up to graduating students from Vice Chancellor Brian Haynes. Dear UCR Community, I have received and endorsed recommendations from the Commencement Task Force for limited, in-person commencement activities for the graduating classes of 2021 and 2020, consistent with public health guidance, assuming local SARS CoV-2 infection...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Campus return updates for April 7

UC Riverside has created five campus working groups to plan for the fall and the transition to returning to campus. See below for the latest updates from the working groups: COVID Management Students Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine All UC Riverside students are now eligible to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine under eligibility criteria announced by...

By University Communications |

Federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) awareness raising

Dear UCR Campus Community, The UC Office of the President (UCOP) issued the Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Interim Policy on July 24, 2020 to clarify the process with which all UC campuses will implement the Federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and the California NAGPRA (CalNAGPRA). NAGPRA...

By Rodolfo H. Torres |

UC COVID-19 related leaves

TO: All Staff Employees (represented and non-represented) This communication is to inform you of recent guidance on University of California’s (UC) COVID-19 Related Leaves for policy-covered and represented staff employees. On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) into law, which give employers the...

By Human Resources |

RUSD STEM Education Center Project – Second Community Project Review Meeting

Dear Colleagues, A second community meeting on the STEM Education Center (previously called STEM High School) project is scheduled for April 21, 2021, starting at 6 p.m. This will be a zoom/virtual public meeting (see details below). The first of the project’s community meetings was held in November 2019, prior to COVID-19. This project’s schedule...

By Gerry Bomotti |