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January 7, 2015
Vice Chancellor Michael Reese cordially invites you to a Welcome Reception Introducing Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources  Brian K. Powell  ​ Tuesday, January 20, 2015 3:30 p.m. in Kolligian Library 232   Please RSVP here
January 5, 2015
We are pleased to announce that the University is updating our Learning Management System, known as the UC Learning Center. The UC Learning Center is a resource for all staff and faculty at UC Merced and provides access to required training and additional online and in-person activities for...
December 23, 2014
The University of California is proposing revisions to Staff Policy 30 - Compensation, which applies to staff employees in the Professional & Support Staff and Managers & Senior Professionals personnel groups. The revisions are intended to incorporate current compensation-related policies...
December 15, 2014
During the 2014 holiday season, UC Merced will officially close for twelve (12) days beginning Wednesday, Dec.  24, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015.  The closure period includes four University paid holidays: Dec.  24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1.  Staff employees must charge any non-holiday...
December 8, 2014
The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that the 2015 Maximum Annual Contribution (MAC) limit for retirement plans is increasing.  The MAC limit for the UC Retirement Savings Program's 403(b) Plan and 457(b) Plan will increase to $18,000. For employees who are age 50 as of Dec. 31...
November 17, 2014
Colleagues, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Brian K. Powell as the campus’s new Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources. His appointment is effective Jan. 19, 2015. The nationwide search for a new assistant vice chancellor brought forth a talented pool of candidates, and...
November 10, 2014
UC’s annual Open Enrollment continues through 5 p.m., Nov. 25.  Take some time now to make sure you’re taking advantage of all UC has to offer: 1.   Thinking of changing medical plans?  View the Medical Plan Comparison video or use the Medical Plan Chooser  to...
November 10, 2014
The ARAG® Legal Plan is OPEN for the 2015 plan year and it has been enhanced with expanded ID theft protection! The threat to an employee’s identity and exposure to resulting fraud have never been greater.  In response to this trending risk, expanded ID theft protection becomes a...
October 28, 2014
Dear Colleagues, As we begin our annual Open Enrollment period, we are pleased to inform you that there are only a few changes to our plans for this year and that the portfolio of benefits the University will offer in 2015 remains relatively unchanged. This past summer, we conducted a...
October 24, 2014
Stability is the watchword for this fall’s Open Enrollment.   All current medical plans will remain available in 2015, with a few benefits enhancements and no major changes.    Open Enrollment begins at 8 a.m. Oct. 30 and runs through 5 p.m. Nov. 25.   On...

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