People & Organization Development
The People & Organization Development (POD) team is part of Berkeley People & Culture. Our goal is to help individuals, groups, teams, leaders, and in general, our campus, grow. We do this in many ways, over many modalities, meeting people where they are and giving them the support and tools that they need to grow at UC Berkeley.
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Cal Answers is an analytical tool allowing UC Berkeley to view centralized, integrated information from various campus systems. The tool makes data accessible to all, enabling staff, faculty, and students to locate reliable, consistent answers to critical campus questions. Whether you're performing big tasks like developing your unit's annual budget or managing your aid offerings - or you're conducting day-to-day inquiries like reviewing last month's on-contract spending or researching your students' graduation rates - Cal Answers helps you to quickly and easily find the data to inform your work.
Center for Race & Gender
The Center for Race & Gender (CRG) is an interdisciplinary research center that creates knowledge on critical intersections between race, gender, and social justice.
Othering & Belonging
The Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley brings together researchers, organizers, stakeholders, communicators, and policymakers to identify and eliminate the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society in order to create transformative change.
Division of Equity & Inclusion
The Division of Equity & Inclusion provides leadership, accountability & inspiration to the UC Berkeley campus in integrating equity, inclusion, and diversity into all aspects of university life.
Berkeley Regional Services
In 2010, UC Berkeley embarked upon a campus-wide shared services solution intended to streamline operations and aggressively manage administrative costs throughout campus. Campus Shared Services (CSS) was launched as part of Berkeley's Operational Excellence effort, a multi-year effort to make operations more efficient so that the University may direct more resources away from administrative expenses and toward teaching and research. Transition concluded in 2015.
The Berkeley Staff Assembly creates community, champions staff interests, and provides opportunities for networking and development. We are an organization made up of all UCB staff employees.
African American Initiative
Under the leadership of the first Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion, Gibor Basri, the Division was working to address data from the University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES) that was released by UCOP March 14, 2014. According to the survey, African American students at Berkeley said the campus climate was very poor. Independent of this work, the Black Student Union (BSU) developed ten demands in response to the survey. These two pieces became the basis for the African American Initiative that was endorsed by then Chancellor Nicholas Dirks in 2015.
Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)
In the fall of 2018, Chancellor Christ announced that UC Berkeley would begin the process of becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution. One of the boldest goals in the campus’ strategic plan, the university will seek to become an HSI by 2027, joining six other UC campuses with that distinction. Under HSI status, at least 25 percent of the enrolled undergraduate students will be Chicanx/Latinx. Becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution is an important step towards ensuring every student thrives and has equal access to Berkeley’s extraordinary opportunities.
In 2018, UC Berkeley’s entire campus community was invited to share their experiences, beliefs, norms and knowledge regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment (SVSH) through the MyVoice Survey.
UC Berkeley plans to use the information to:
Inform campus prevention, intervention, and response efforts
Tailor campus programs and services to the needs and strengths of the campus community
Learn UC Berkeley communities’ protective and risk factors for SVSH
Acquire a prevalence rates baseline
My Experience Survey
The My Experience survey results were released to the campus community on Feb 25, 2021. The project, which was launched in Spring 2019, queried the entire campus community about their experience. This was the first community-developed, customized survey for the UC Berkeley campus and the first of its kind in the UC system.
Basic Needs Center
The Basic Needs Center acts as a virtual and physical hub to support students in their journey to access essential services that impact health, belonging, and overall well-being. The Basic Needs Center team is committed to fostering belonging and justice on the UC Berkeley campus through a robust model of prevention, intervention and emergency relief efforts addressing holistic needs. We define basic needs as an ecosystem that includes: financial stability; nutritious and sufficient food; safe, secure and adequate housing; accessible and equitable health/medical care, technology and transportation.
The UndocuAlly Staff Training has been available to UC Berkeley staff and faculty who are interested in becoming allies to undocumented students on campus.
Multicultural Education Program
Established in 2011, the Multicultural Education Program (MEP) provides diversity workshops, resources and consulting services to the campus community with the goal of fostering a more welcoming and inclusive environment.
Featured topics include identity, unconscious bias, cross-cultural communication, and creating inclusive classrooms and workplaces. The program uses a collaborative peer-leadership model, in which 20 trained campus staff members serve as workshop facilitators and a volunteer team of expert leaders is available to conduct additional needs assessments, consult with departments, and help with the design of new workshop modules.
Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership
The Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) at International House Berkeley is a center of excellence for training to advance leadership, understanding, and collaboration across cultures. CIL consultants have decades of experience providing customized training across all sectors: education, business, government, and non-profit.
CIL’s products combine the best insights from the worlds of intercultural leadership development, with its global focus, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), with its commitment to social impact.
Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance is the campus faculty and staff employee assistance program providing no-cost confidential counseling and referral for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, visiting scholars, and postdocs. It is also the Employee Assistance program for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
PATH to Care
The PATH to Care Center leads the efforts to transform our campus into a community that is free of sexual violence, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, and stalking through prevention, advocacy, training, and healing. We collaborate with the campus community to make social change with the goals of preventing, intervening in, and responding to harassment and violence, eliminating oppression, and creating the culture and environment we all aspire to and deserve. We envision a campus community free of violence and grounded in social justice. This vision will be realized when every member of our community is a beacon of support and respect for those around them.
Staff Ombuds Office
The Staff Ombuds Office provides a confidential place for employees to discuss and clarify concerns, identify options, and discover problem-solving strategies to constructively navigate and overcome workplace disputes and problems.
Disability Access & Compliance
Disability Access & Compliance (DAC) connects the UC Berkeley community with the resources, training, evaluative tools, and services that support equal access to students, staff, faculty, and visitors with disabilities to participate in university-sponsored non-course-related programs or activities. In collaboration with our community, Disability Access & Compliance:
Strives to create a university environment universally accessible to all regardless of their relative level of ability;
Honors UC Berkeley’s critical role in the history of the Disability Rights Movement and works to build on the efforts of those past disability advocates;
And Searches for opportunities to engage the campus in embracing equitable and inclusive practices encompassing the broadest spectrum of disabilities.
To achieve those objectives, DAC offers a combination of direct services and accommodations to people with disabilities, consultations for campus units in support of people with disabilities, accessibility assessments, and compliance mandates in accordance with federal, state, and local law.
Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination
UC Berkeley is committed to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic and research excellence, and to creating a community where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of discrimination, harassment, exploitation or intimidation.
The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) contributes to this university commitment by overseeing campus compliance with University of California and UC Berkeley policies prohibiting protected category discrimination and harassment (including sexual harassment and violence). Our oversight of these policies encompasses responding to and resolving reports of harassment and discrimination from students, staff, faculty and visitors that are related to protected class and civil rights policies.