March 15, 2016


Starting with the 2015 tax year, a new IRS Form 1095 will be issued, as required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

March 14, 2016

With growing concerns related to everything that's going on at UC Berkeley right now, please remember that the following resources are available to help you with reducing your stress:

March 4, 2016

UC began the Payroll Personnel System (PPS) Initiative after a 2009 assessment found PPS inadequate for meeting UC’s complex operational needs.  Built on 30-year-old technology, PPS is difficult to use, maintain and enhance, and requires redundant data entry, manual calculations and significant paper processing.  An RFP was issued in February 2011 to find a suitable replacement of the UC payroll system.

An update on the initiative and the process for securing a vendor is provided by UCOP at the following website:

February 26, 2016

On Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 the campus announced that it is mailing notification letters to about 80,000 current and former students, employees, and vendors about a cyberattack on a UC Berkeley system that stored their Social Security numbers and/or bank account numbers.

Those impacted would have received a payment from UC Berkeley as a student, employee, or vendor estimated between the time period of 2004 through 2015. Most were non-salary payments.

February 10, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

Today, we announce a strategic planning process designed to ensure our excellence in the face of continuing financial challenges.   This process is comprehensive, encompassing academic and administrative realignment, investment in our fundraising and revenue-generating activities, and the reexamination of all our discretionary expenditures, including athletics and capital costs.

February 9, 2016

January 26, 2016

On January 20, 2016 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced new stipend levels for fiscal year 2016 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA). Pursuant to the Postdoctoral Scholars’ Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the University of California and the UAW, Article 4, Compensation, Section A-3 states, “increases to the University Postdoctoral Scholar salary/stipend minima rates shall be made in accord with the NIH Notice pertaining to the Ruth L.

January 13, 2016

The collective bargaining agreement covering Student Health Service physicians (DX) is now online.  The agreement and other information pertaining to the DX unit is available on the following website: Student Health Service Physicans Unit (DX).

November 11, 2015

November 10, 2015

Blue Shield has informed UC Human Resources that it has reached agreement on a contract with Sutter Health effective Feb. 1, 2015. This means that Sutter-contracted hospitals and doctors will continue to be participating providers in the Blue Shield network.

Blue Shield and Sutter terminated their contract on Dec. 31, 2014, leaving more than 200,000 Californians—including UC faculty and staff enrolled in UC Care, Blue Shield Health Savings Plan and Core—caught in the middle and uncertain about their future relationship with their Sutter doctors.

November 3, 2015

October 20, 2015

Open Enrollment for health and welfare benefits is around the corner and "Are You Covered?" is our theme for UC Benefits this fall.

Additional information, including a general summary of key benefits enhancements and plan costs will be available on Oct 26th at the 2016 Open Enrollment link.

October 2, 2015


Every fall, as the new academic year begins, it has been our custom to send out two, key messages to the campus community. One is traditionally about our dedication to building an inclusive and diverse workforce, and a working environment where people feel welcomed. The other is focused on the importance of our Principles of Community, and how the values enshrined in those Principles intersect with our support for free speech and expression.

September 22, 2015

Principles Guiding Accountability for Violation of University Time, Place & Manner Rules

The University strongly supports the constitutionally guaranteed rights of members of the University community as well as visitors to engage in discussion, debate and protest.  The free and open exchange of ideas and perspectives is essential to a healthy democracy and a foundational element of any academic community.