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UC’s fourth systemwide staff engagement survey launches May 13

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UC is launching its fourth systemwide engagement survey, building on a growing body of valuable information about the experiences, views and needs of UC’s non-represented (policy-covered) staff.

About 20,000 of UC’s non-represented staff will be randomly selected to participate in the UC Staff Engagement Survey. During the week of May 13, the representative sample of staff members will receive an email from Willis Towers Watson, a firm conducting the survey on UC’s behalf, with an invitation to take the survey. The survey closes on Friday, June 7.

UC’s first staff engagement survey was in 2012, and engagement surveys have been conducted regularly every two years since 2015. Survey results have guided a number of campus initiatives. For example:

  • At UC Santa Barbara, a newly formed Service Milestone Committee collaborated with HR to host the first annual reception honoring career staff members who reached a service milestone.
  • At UCLA, staff members from a variety of positions came together in task forces that were charged with addressing issues the 2017 survey identified as priorities for UCLA staff. Reports and recommendations are being shared as part of a Town Hall on May 7, 2019.

“UC’s Staff Engagement Survey helps us take a clear, honest look at what it’s like to work for UC,” said Vice President of Systemwide Human Resources Dwaine B. Duckett. “We want to thank UC staff for breaking participation records with our last survey. The more feedback we receive, the more we can continue to improve.”

The survey is completely confidential. Individual responses to the survey and personally identifying information will not be shared with UC.

The survey was developed by the Council of University of California Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) in collaboration with systemwide Human Resources’ Employee Relations department and Willis Towers Watson, a national firm specializing in workforce opinion survey research.

Union-represented employees will not participate in the survey because UC receives their feedback through their union representatives during the collective bargaining process.

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