News

08/21/2017

Please join us for our August meeting.

Site: Castle

Location: Redwood Room

Zoom Meeting Link

05/25/2017

UC Merced’s newest employees will get a different introduction to the campus next month when ...

05/25/2017

More than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students participated in UC Merced’s 12th commencement on May 13 and 14,...

05/25/2017
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05/25/2017

With an epidemic of food insecurity in the Central Valley, UC Merced is taking steps to fight hunger and tackle food waste on campus and across Merced County.

05/25/2017

Grab a pair of sneakers and a water bottle and get ready to move during the annual UC Walks event at UC Merced.

05/25/2017

Susan Carter, director of ...

05/25/2017

Mark T. Harris, J.D., has been appointed to the California Fair Employment and Housing Council by Gov. Jerry Brown.

05/16/2017

If you missed the April 27 interactive webcast about the staff hiring plan, you can ...

05/11/2017

The works of Shakespeare, perhaps more so than any in the western canon, have been subject to reinterpretation and...

05/11/2017

UC Merced is in the process of reaffirming campus accreditation and is seeking faculty and staff input on the draft report....

05/11/2017

The Office of Campus Climate and Compliance invites staff to comment on four campus policies. An outline of these policies and a link to provide feedback can be found here.

05/11/2017

The latest issue of Panorama welcomes Jenna Allen as the new leader of UC Merced’s ...

05/11/2017

Mentor and mentee applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 Career Advancement Mentorship Program (CAMP), a...

05/11/2017

After five years as UC Merced’s vice chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations (DAR), Kyle Hoffman — whose career with the University of California spanned 30-plus years and three...

05/11/2017

Get out your sunscreen and shades — next week’s Staff Appreciation Week is focused on “Fun in the Sun,” and includes a laundry list of activities tailored to the campus’s professional staff...

04/27/2017

Today's (April 27) webcast on the latest Staff Hiring Plan update is now available online.

04/27/2017

Whether it’s a student-led tour of the campus, a ...

04/27/2017

UC Merced is in the process of reaffirming campus accreditation and is seeking staff input on the draft report. More information can be found...

04/27/2017

Commencement 2017 is two weeks away and the Event Team needs volunteers to help make this year’s ceremonies memorable...

04/14/2017

School of Natural Sciences Dean Juan Meza was recently elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) Committee on Council Affairs.

04/14/2017

The UC Merced Police Department’s annual Bagging for Bucks fundraiser at Save Mart in Merced raised more than $2,000 to support Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

04/14/2017

Enthusiasm continues to build for next weekend’s “Shakespeare in Yosemite” event.

04/14/2017

Staff and faculty are invited to participate in a candid two-hour webcast from 10 a.m.

04/14/2017

Join UC Merced Staff Assembly for its monthly general meeting from noon to 2 p.m. Monday (April 17) in Room 232 of...

04/14/2017

April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) on campus and across the nation.

04/14/2017
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04/14/2017

UC Merced announced Wednesday (April 12) the appointment of Chou Her as chief of police, effective immediately.

03/30/2017

The UC Office of the President invites comments on a new ...

03/30/2017

The Commencement 2017 Event Team is forming and all staff members are encouraged to lend a hand to make this year’s events a success.

03/30/2017

Beginning in April, Secova, Inc., working with UC Human Resources, will reach out to certain employees to reverify the...

03/30/2017

Have an idea that could help move our campus forward?

03/30/2017

The results are in: The ...

03/30/2017

Local and student actors will perform excerpts from classic works of William Shakespeare, as well as writings by naturalist John Muir, against the dramatic backdrop of ...

03/24/2017

UC Merced's Human Resources is changing the way new employees are oriented when they join the university, and needs departmental representatives to serve as ambassadors for the new program when it launches in May.

The Chancellor's Innovation Awards is accepting proposals from teams until April 14.
03/15/2017

Have an idea that could help move our campus forward?

03/15/2017

UC Merced faculty and staff are experts in a wide range of topics, many of which are of public interest.

03/15/2017

UC Merced Staff Assembly held its most recent general meeting Feb. 27. Here is a recap of...

03/15/2017

The next Safe Zone training workshop will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. March 27 in the Classroom and Office Building,...

03/15/2017

At the newest campus in the University of California system, UC Merced staff and faculty members experience campus...

03/15/2017

UC Merced’s Web Communications team has launched more websites that feature ...

03/15/2017

It’s not easy being the new kid on the block. At UC Merced, where close to 900 full-time staff are employed, navigating the workplace as a new hire can be overwhelming.

03/15/2017

The Dependent Care and Health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) programs allow enrolled employees to save on income taxes by taking money from their paychecks each month to cover certain...

03/15/2017

The Rainbow Lunch Series is an opportunity for those who identify on the LGBTQ+ spectrum to gather for lunch to build community and support. We encourage you to bring your lunch and enjoy the...

03/03/2017

This is a reminder that the deadline to complete mandatory online cybersecurity awareness training for most UC Merced...

03/03/2017

The University of California is launching a new sytemwide initiative, the Framework for UC’s Growth and Support project...

03/02/2017

The Council of UC Staff Assemblies has formed a Financial Wellness workgroup to review current systemwide and location...

03/02/2017

Staff and faculty members who missed this week’s webcast, “Linking Mandatory Training to Performance Appraisal, Merit Pay” can ...

03/02/2017

Staff members across the UC system who are interested in public policy, advocacy and the future direction of the university are encouraged to apply to become the next staff advisors to the UC...

02/15/2017

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Grant program is accepting proposals for projects that help UC Merced cultivate an...

02/15/2017

The University of California Office of the President has put together a new systemwide website that provides news, resources and support for those affected by President Donald Trump’s...

02/15/2017

UC Merced's annual United Way campaign wraps up on Friday (Feb. 17), and so far, staff members have done as they always...

02/15/2017

UC Merced's Human Resources is changing the way new employees are brought aboard when they join the campus, and departmental representatives will be sought to serve as ambassadors for the new...

02/15/2017

UC Merced’s provost and executive vice chancellor, along with two senior administrators from the Division of Planning and Budget, met with faculty members to discuss and provide updates about...

02/15/2017

Campus leadership recently announced two key appointments and one departure from the Division of Planning and Budget....

02/15/2017

In April, Secova Inc., working with the University of California’s Human Resources office, will begin contacting certain...

02/15/2017

The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (CACSW) recently announced the UC Merced cohort selected to...

02/13/2017

Build Your Network Program Information

02/01/2017

Staff and faculty members who missed last week’s Downtown Campus Center webcast with Andy Boyd and Jason Martin can ...

02/01/2017

As of Jan. 1, Anthem Blue Cross became the administrator for medical, behavioral health, and prescription drug benefits...

02/01/2017

On Friday, Jan. 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order restricting immigration from seven primarily Muslim countries.

02/01/2017

University Communications has updated the campus’s brand standards, which provide a strong visual link from our university environment to our brand identity across the wide range of...

02/01/2017

UC Merced’s ambitious Merced 2020 Project continues to unfold with the first facilities scheduled to open in Fall 2018.

02/01/2017

For the fifth year in a row, the ...

02/01/2017

Tax season is here and the University of California is reminding employees that they might be eligible for federal or...

01/18/2017

Nominations are now open for UC Merced’s Financial Management Certification Program (FMCP).

01/18/2017

You may have noticed that the ...

01/18/2017

The UC Merced ...

01/18/2017

With the start of the spring semester, UC Merced officials are reminding the campus community to be mindful of traffic...

01/18/2017

UC Merced’s annual ...

01/18/2017

Several hundred UC Merced staff members kicked off the 2017 spring semester with a briefing from Chancellor Dorothy...

12/19/2016

In a message distributed to faculty and staff members earlier this month, Chancellor Dorothy Leland discussed the next steps regarding the campus’s Workforce Planning Initiative. As the process moves forward,...

12/15/2016

With the arrival last month of heavy construction equipment, UC Merced’s ...

12/15/2016

Last week’s student forum on the ...

12/15/2016

Faculty and staff members are invited to join Andy Boyd, executive director of business and financial strategic initiatives, and Jason Martin, organizational development consultant for...

12/14/2016

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) would like the campus community to be aware that on Thursday, Dec. 22, the...

12/14/2016

UC Merced's eventful 2016 included many milestones, from breaking ground on its Merced 2020 Project and making its debut...

12/14/2016

The campus’s expansion under the Merced 2020 Project has provided an opportunity to review existing space use and...

12/14/2016

UC Merced’s Police Department displayed ho-ho-holiday spirit during the 22nd annual Merced Hometown Christmas Parade held Dec. 2.

12/14/2016

The result of last month’s presidential election left many campus community members concerned about the outcome and what...

12/12/2016

UC Merced honored 164 employees recently at its annual Celebrating Service awards ceremony. The annual event honors staff who have achieved milestone anniversaries both at the campus and system levels.

12/02/2016

In a busy two weeks of media highlights featuring UC Merced, the most notable might have been a ...

12/02/2016

UC Merced is guided by systemwide policy requiring that reimbursements for travel and entertainment expenses comply with receipt and documentation rules specified in the UC Business and...

12/02/2016

UC Merced is mourning the loss of two respected campus community members who died recently, athletics coach Ryan Nunez and faculty member S.A. Davis.

12/02/2016

Performing acts of public service and giving back are important components of UC Merced’s mission.

11/16/2016

Come network with colleagues while supporting the UC Merced Food Pantry by attending Staff Assembly’s Fall Social and...

11/16/2016

Join Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Tom Peterson and Associate Vice Chancellor for Physical Operations, Planning and Development Michael McLeod for a webcast Thursday (Nov. 17) about...

11/16/2016

The next meeting of the Rainbow Lunch Series for faculty and staff members and postdoctoral researchers takes place from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday. For location and RSVP information, click...

11/16/2016

Recreational marijuana is now legal in California, but it’s still prohibited at the University of California.

11/02/2016

The Downtown Campus Center (DCC) transition team would like the campus community to share in the progress of the project...

11/02/2016

Katilyn CacabelosThe cost of college is something that...

11/02/2016

The next webcast, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Nov.

11/02/2016

Faculty, staff and students can learn about services offered by the ...

11/02/2016

People who want to cast their ballots on campus on Tuesday, Nov. 8, can do so from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the California...

11/02/2016

Student interest in an intercultural center on campus has been growing.

11/02/2016

Recently the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) announced the adoption of ...

11/02/2016

The UC Merced Library has received a collection of literary works of the contemporary Spanish poet and playwright Ana Rossetti.

10/19/2016

The Division of Business and Administrative Services (BAS) will conduct a survey that asks employees about the quality...

10/19/2016

Join Vice Chancellor Michael Reese and Vice Provost for the Faculty Gregg Camfield for an interactive webcast Oct. 24...

10/19/2016

People on campus might not often see Robyn Lukens, who spends her days tucked away at the Castle Research Facility.

10/07/2016
Fall is in full swing, and our campus has a busy month of activities planned that are of interest to new and veteran employees. More information on these events can be found in this week’s issue of Panorama:

Oct. 11

10/06/2016

On Oct. 14, UC Merced will break ground on its ambitious 2020 Project, the campus’s...

10/05/2016

The UC Merced Staff Assembly invites campus community members to put their creative flair on display in the Merced community by...

10/05/2016

Chancellor Dorothy Leland was the keynote speaker at the Public-Private Partnership Higher Education Summit on Monday in San Diego...

10/05/2016

Staff and faculty members who didn’t watch this week’s webcast with Assistant Vice...

10/05/2016

The symbolic beginning to UC Merced’s next phase of growth happens Friday, Oct. 14, when the university holds a groundbreaking...

09/19/2016

Staff Assembly will host its general monthly meeting today from noon to 2 p.m. in the Redwood Room at Castle Commerce Center, 4225 North Hospital Road, Atwater. All non-student staff members are welcome to attend; you may bring your lunch as well.

09/07/2016

Laura Martin is the new executive director of the Academic Senate office at UC Merced.

08/24/2016

Kent Carpenter has worked in information technology for nearly 20 years, so it’s safe to say he’s seen many changes...

08/19/2016

Join Chancellor Dorothy Leland at 9 a.m. Friday for UC Merced’s second annual Staff Convocation in the Dr. Lakireddy Auditorium.

07/06/2016

The University of California launched its Retirement Choice Program for new and newly eligible employees on July 1. To help new employees learn about their options and make informed decisions, UC has developed a range of educational resources.

06/28/2016

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Staff Excellence Awards. Each year, Staff Assembly recognizes and celebrates five UC Merced employees for outstanding service to the university. We encourage everyone on campus to...

06/15/2016

Grab a pair of sneakers and get ready to move: UC...

04/20/2016

Viewers can watch the webcast at this link: April 20 Town Hall Webcast

Chancellor Dorothy Leland and Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Thomas W. Peterson invite faculty and...

04/15/2016

Daryl Fitzgerald wanted to be a businessman when he grew up.
“I respected businessmen and the way they took care of things that needed to be done,” Fitzgerald said. “I wanted to emulate that.”
Now, Fitzgerald helps UC Merced students and alumni take care of business by helping them...

04/01/2016

The results are in: UC Merced’s ...

04/01/2016

The University of California Board of Regents approved a new retirement program for future UC employees, proposed by President Janet Napolitano as part of a broader effort to maintain the university’s excellence and sustain its long-term financial health.

01/07/2016

Chancellor Dorothy LelandChancellor Dorothy Leland invites staff members to start their new year off at UC Merced by...

11/19/2015

After receiving approval from two of its key committees, the UC Board of Regents approved UC Merced’s ...

11/02/2015

UCPath, the systemwide project to centralize, streamline and standardize the UC’s human resources, payroll benefits, general ledger, workforce administration and academic personnel processes, has developed significant momentum after many fits and...

11/01/2015

Open Enrollment is an annual opportunity for employees review their UC benefits to make sure they have the coverage that best meets their needs for 2016.

Open Enrollment ends at 5 p.m. Nov. 24. Changes made during Open Enrollment become effective  Jan. 1.

10/23/2015

In a recent edition of Panorama, UC Merced's online newsletter for faculty and staff, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Brian Powell shared a message about the important role employees play in fulfilling the vision of the 2020 Project.

10/21/2015

Angi Baxter says the past nine months have been an absolute whirlwind. And she wouldn’t have it any other way.

10/09/2015

Help UC Merced be recognized as the coolest campus in the UC system by signing up now to participate in the University of California’s inaugural Cool Campus Challenge.

09/11/2015

The three candidates for the open ombuds position will be on campus for interviews the week of Sept. 21. There is time set aside for each candidate to meet various members of the campus community, but all sessions are open forums. Faculty and staff members are encouraged to attend the sessions...

08/28/2015

A group of UC Merced staff members recently demonstrated that innovative ideas can come from all corners of the university.

08/27/2015

UC Merced Staff Assembly is taking its monthly meetings on the road in 2015-16.

08/26/2015

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Brian Powell will host a series of brown bag lunches in September and October.

08/01/2015

A video on UCnet, UC’s website for faculty members, staff members and retirees, provides information people need to help them understand and/or begin the retirement process.

05/25/2015

The winners of UC Merced’s 2015 Staff Excellence Awards were announced May 22 during the campus’s annual Staff Appreciation Week picnic.

05/22/2015

Officer Brandon Thomas’ performance and contribution to the safety of the campus was recognized earlier this month, when he was awarded with the 2014 Police Officer of the Year award.

05/04/2015

Staff Assembly is reopening nominations for the 2015-2016 Staff Assembly Executive Board for the following board positions that were recently approved via a revision to the Staff Assembly Bylaws:

03/05/2015

Dear UC Merced staff,

The Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) Delegation is coming to the University of California, Merced, on March 4, 5 and 6.

The delegation meets quarterly to share organizational best practices, and to...

02/13/2015

All UC Merced staff are invited to the Network & Coffee Event.  Please ...

11/21/2014

UC Merced Staff Assembly would like to invite all staff to participate in the Executive Board meeting scheduled for Friday, November 21, 2014  from noon to 2:00 p.m. in KL 232. 

If you are unable to attend in person, please feel free to call in to ReadyTalk.

09/29/2014

Through UC Merced Staff Assembly, staff have the opportunity to become representatives on new and existing campus committees.  Staff Assembly would like to recruit you to promote the interest of the general staff constituency by serving as a representative in...

06/24/2014

UC Merced Staff Assembly

Special Election for President 2014 - 2015

 

05/26/2014

Board positions up for election are: Vice President; Finance Officer Elect;...

05/19/2014

UC Merced is celebrating its Super Staff this week during Staff Appreciation Week. There are a number of fun activities planned for staff on campus.

05/16/2014

Program Description

The UC Merced Career Advancement Mentorship Program (CAMP) is a volunteer career development program that matches experienced UC Merced staff (mentors) with staff members (mentees) seeking mentoring and professional development.

05/12/2014

2014 - 2015 UC Merced Staff Assembly Executive Board Elections

We want YOU to consider becoming part of the leadership team!

For a brief summary of the duties required for each Board position up for election, click on the position:

04/07/2014

With the results for our Staff Excellence Awards Criteria poll in, we would like to announce that the proposed new criteria received more votes than the previously used criteria. As such, we will be moving forward with the new criteria as presented last week.

03/27/2014

Event: Where in the world is Rufus Bobcat?

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014 (Must sign up by 3/24/2014 at 5pm)

Time: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. (Packet pick up at 3:30 p.m.)

Location: Kolligian Library Lantern patio...

03/25/2014

Spring Town Hall

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lakireddy Auditorium, COB 102

03/21/2014
UC Merced Staff Assembly would like to invite all staff to participate in the Staff Assembly Executive Board meeting scheduled for Friday, March 21, 2014 from noon to 2:00 p.m. in KL 232.  If you are unable to attend in person, please feel free to call in to ReadyTalk.
 
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03/14/2014

UC Merced Staff Assembly is excited to announce the opportunity to purchase a Staff Assembly polo shirt with our new logo for only $25! Men’s and women’s options are available. 

02/28/2014

UC Merced Staff Assembly would like to invite all staff to participate in the  Executive Board meeting scheduled for Friday, Feb. 28 , from noon to 2:00 p.m. in KL 232.  If you are unable to attend in person, please feel free to call in to ReadyTalk.

02/11/2014

Staff Assembly announced the creation of the Networking and Public Service Series (NPS) in collaboration with the Office of the Chancellor.  The kickoff event of the...

12/20/2013

UC Merced Staff Assembly would like to invite all staff to participate in the  Executive Board meeting scheduled for Friday, December 20 , from noon to 2:00 p.m. in KL 232.  If you are unable to attend in person, please feel free to call in to ReadyTalk.

12/17/2013

Through UC Merced Staff Assembly, staff members are offered the opportunity to become representatives on campus committees.  This provides us with an opportunity for personal and professional growth and service to our campus community. 

12/11/2013

We are pleased to announce a visit from our University of California Staff Advisors to the Regents. 

11/29/2013

Colleagues,

As we reach the end of the 2013 fall semester, I write to share with you some recent actions of Staff Assembly (SA) and a reminder of upcoming events.

11/15/2013

Staff Assembly is dedicated to promoting the interests and well-being of all staff members and the UC Merced community and your opinion matters to us. We want your voice to be reflected in what we do. As such, your input is critical.  Staff Assembly would like to invite you to particpate in the...

11/14/2013

Dear Staff Assembly Members,

10/31/2013

UC Merced Staff Assembly is pleased to announce changes that will realign several of our key programs in order to better support staff retention, incorporate some of your ideas into those efforts and continue to advance our campus’s public service goals.

09/06/2013

First Fridays Coffee Hour

09/05/2013

Colleagues,

It is my honor to officially welcome you to UC Merced Staff Assembly 2013-14! 

08/22/2013

Summer Town Hall

Thursday, August 22, 2013

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lakireddy Auditorium, COB 102

07/01/2013

Dear membership,

It’s that time of the year where I say goodbye to you as President of Staff Assembly. Over the past year, I have had the wonderful opportunity to represent staff at UC Merced both at the local level here on campus and at the systemwide level as delegate of the Council of...

06/03/2013

The Staff Assembly Opt-In List is a voluntary, opt-in e-mail system for receiving staff specific event notifications, invitations to serve on campus-wide committees, and other information pertinent to UC Merced staff members. Increase your awareness of campus issues, ensure you are notified of...

05/31/2013

2013-2014 Staff Assembly Executive Board

President: Katie Unruh
Vice President: Joe Wilensky
Past President: Rachael Martin
Secretary: Sherry Ward
Finance Officer: Pam Taylor
Finance Officer Elect: Diane Caton
Chair for...
05/24/2013

Baryard Dodgeball Tournament Results

Dodgeball Tournament Winners: The undefeated "Housing & Residence Life"
Best Dressed Team Winners: "Nerd Outrage" from Business and Financial Services (BFS) 
Most Spirited Entourage: "...

12/04/2012

In May 2012, the Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) embarked on a project with Systemwide HR to survey a random sample of non-represented employees regarding their engagement with the UC.

08/31/2012

As President, I welcome you to the 2012-13 year of Staff Assembly (SA). And I welcome you to become a part of shaping campus events for staff. With over 700 staff serving UC Merced, we have the priviledge of organizing campus wide events and we have the opportunity to share ideas and issues...