Announcements

New Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Services

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Schnirel as UC Riverside’s next Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Services. He will start in mid to late September with date to be determined. In his role, Adam will oversee the Facilities Services unit functions and activities in maintenance, housekeeping, custodial, landscape, recycling...

By Gerry Bomotti |

Student vaccine submission deadline

Dear Highlanders, Fall quarter is quickly approaching. In an effort to return to campus safely, we have been encouraging our students, staff, and faculty to get vaccinated and submit their proof of vaccination sooner than later. Well, later has come, and the deadline to submit your vaccination information is Monday, August 16, 2021 by 11:59 p.m....

By Brian Haynes |

Vaccine submission deadline

Our messages over the last few months have become increasingly pointed: get vaccinated. Thank you to each of you who has submitted your COVID-19 vaccination record. As of this week, we have received vaccination records for over 67% of employees. UCOP instituted a new SARS-CoV 2 Vaccination Policy on July 15, 2021, mandating vaccination by all...

By Human Resources |

Updated daily wellness check

All employees working in campus-owned or leased facilities are required to complete the UC Riverside Daily Wellness Check on all days when they will be working in campus owned or operated facilities. Please bookmark wellnesscheck.ucr.edu and make sure you complete the survey before coming to work. If you are unable to complete the survey before...

By COVID-19 Management Team |

Policy Spotlight Series: Establishing and Maintaining Presidential Policies

Each month the Chief Compliance Office will highlight a policy for its Policy Spotlight Series. This month focuses on the technical revision of the UC Policy on Establishing and Maintaining Presidential Policies ("Policy on Policies"): The University of California Presidential Policy on Establishing and Maintaining Presidential Policies ("Policy on...

By Ian Harazduk |

Campus buildings opening date

Beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, UCR campus building locations will return to normal pre-pandemic unlocking and locking schedules. This universal date serves to assist the campus community and Facilities Services (FS) with a synchronized building access date as organizations prepare for the return of in-person services on September 1. In addition...

By Gerry Bomotti |

Face coverings while indoors

Since yesterday, the CDC and CDPH issued new guidance recommending mask wearing indoors for areas where COVID-19 transmission is high. Southern California and Riverside County fall into this category. In response to changing conditions, we are updating our campus requirements. Effective July 29, 2021, mask wearing will be required indoors while on...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Vaccination policy update

As announced last week, the UC Office of the President released the final COVID-19 vaccination policy. Faculty, staff and students can submit their proof of vaccine via the Employee Vaccine Tracking and the Student Portal. Proof of vaccination or request for an exemption/deferral must be submitted by August 16, 2021. The final SARS-CoV-2...

By Human Resources |

Chancellor’s Update - July 2021

Dear Campus Community, On journeys that involve airplanes, I find that one of the hardest parts of the trip is the return flight. In that time when an adventure is over and I am anticipating the comfort of home, the distance seems to grow longer. In just two months, we’ll be opening our doors for the beginning of fall quarter. Our campus—designed...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Vaccination requirement, submit your student vaccination record by August 16

Dear Highlanders, Today, I am writing to announce two important pieces of information. 1. A new UC vaccination policy has gone into effect. 2. All UC Riverside employees and students must upload a vaccination record by Monday, August 16. As of last week, more than 330 million doses of vaccine had been administered and 158.6 million individuals were...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

New vaccination policy, submit your employee vaccination record by August 16

Dear Campus Community, Today, I am writing to announce two important pieces of information. 1. A new UC vaccination policy has gone into effect. 2. All UC Riverside employees and students must upload a vaccination record by Monday, August 16. As of last week, more than 330 million doses of vaccine had been administered and 158.6 million individuals...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

UCR campus operations update

The safety of our campus community remains our priority. All campus community members accessing campus facilities must continue to follow all established COVID-19 prevention guidelines and their department’s Worksite Specific Plan. As we move toward the fall and increased building occupancy, there are a number of changes building occupants should...

By Operational Continuity Working Group |

Use of Federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) at UCR

Dear Campus Community, The coronavirus pandemic wrought substantial devastation on our nation and community since the first diagnosed U.S. case in January 2020. In the 18 months since then, Congress has passed three rounds of stimulus acts, each of which offered financial relief to institutions of higher education. Chancellor Wilcox and I, in...

By Elizabeth Watkins |

ACE Fellow joins chancellor's office

Dear Colleagues, I’m pleased to introduce Dr. Yuqing (Melanie) Wu, Professor of Computer Science at Pomona College. Selected as a 2021-22 ACE Fellow, Dr. Wu has chosen to be placed at UCR to learn about university leadership and work directly in the Chancellor’s office. This unique program condenses years of on-the-job experience and skills...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Policy Rescission – Travel Risk Reduction

Each month the Chief Compliance Office will highlight a policy for its Policy Spotlight Series. This month focuses on the rescission of the interim policy on Travel Risk Reduction: The interim policy on Travel Risk Reduction (900-25) has been rescinded. This was an interim policy that outlined the requirements for travel to ensure the health...

By Ian Harazduk |

Research Ramp-up updates

Dear Campus Research Community, The Chancellor recently announced the new guidelines in place regarding COVID 19 precautions and restrictions. In particular, labs and research facilities are now allowed to function at 100% capacity, provided new Worksite Specific Plans (WSSPs) are submitted and approved, or WSSPs are updated to include additional...

By Rodolfo H. Torres |

Safety Orientation 2021 training

Dear Campus Community, Environmental Health and Safety has made significant improvements to content and streamlined the online Safety Orientation course. These changes include more relevant content to support a healthy and safe workplace and reflect Cal/OSHA requirements. This mandatory training will be assigned to all faculty, staff, affiliates...

By Sheila Hedayati and Gerry Bomotti |

Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Transition

Dear UCR Community, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Peter Hayashida has shared with me his plan to leave UC Riverside in December 2021. Arrivals and departures are a normal part of university life, and Vice Chancellor Hayashida has diligently prepared to minimize the impact of this change on our external relations efforts. Since his...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Campus and Workplace COVID Update

Dear Members of the UCR Campus Community, This week, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) issued its latest guidance on workplace requirements for workplace safety. As of today, at UCR: Fully vaccinated employees and students may work indoors without face coverings, except for staff in health care settings and...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Time to vaccinate

Dear Campus Community, If you have been waiting to get vaccinated, now is the time. Over the last several months, vaccines have been available to UC Riverside employees through health care providers, pharmacies, and public clinics. Now, as we near the end of the academic year, we are experiencing minimal transmission of coronavirus on campus...

By Kim A. Wilcox |