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Employee News

Check out the latest news for the UC community below. See bargaining updates and notices for represented employees.

UCnetwork: May 2024

May 22, 2024
In the May issue of UCnetwork, we’re highlighting travel health benefits, applause-worthy staff, how your colleagues support mental wellness and more!

Summer travel plans? Your UC medical plan has you covered

Man in surfing gear standing near the ocean
May 21, 2024
If you need medical attention while you’re traveling, here’s what you need to know to get the care you need.

Healthy minds: UC staff who support mental wellness

Emily Giovanelli sitting on a rock
May 20, 2024
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month! To celebrate, we asked staff throughout UC to share how they support mental health — at work and outside of it.

UC Spotlight: May 2024

Winners of the UC Santa Barbara 2024 Staff Citation of Excellence Awards pose with Chancellor Harry T. Yang and Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services Garry Mac Pherson.
May 17, 2024
UC Spotlight is a new UCnetwork feature that celebrates UC locations, teams and individual staff members who are helping to make UC a great place to work.

UCLA nurse’s invention may save millions of work hours

Veronica Pellegrino, RN
May 17, 2024
Veronica Pellegrino, R.N., designed the pill-package-opening device to save time and reduce repetitive stress injuries.

UC named “Most Sustainable Organization”

man working on beach
May 16, 2024
The accolade by EnergyCap, LLC recognizes UC’s wide-ranging and strategic approach to sustainability.

UC alumna appointed interim senior vice president of External Relations and Communications

Meredith Turner
May 16, 2024
Meredith Vivian Turner was selected after a competitive national recruitment process.

Jenny Kao named vice president and chief of staff to the president

Jenny Kao
May 15, 2024
Jenny has worked in the president’s office for nearly 25 years and has served President Drake from the beginning of his presidency as chief of staff. 

Annual medical plan satisfaction surveys launching on June 3, 2024

Man with laptop sits smiling in a cafeteria
May 14, 2024
On June 3, 2024, randomly selected faculty, staff, and retirees (as well as their spouses or domestic partners) will begin receiving requests to participate in the annual medical plan satisfaction survey.

Honoring student diversity at UCSF

Graduates from UCSF’s professional schools and Graduate Division
May 13, 2024
For the new alumni recently honored at UCSF, graduation is an opportunity to represent and serve traditionally marginalized groups of people.