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January 30, 2014
The Division of Business and Administrative Services is launching a new initiative to convert many of its most commonly used forms to a paperless (eDocs) format.  Our goal is to improve both the efficiency and transparency of our business processes. Human Resources is piloting this effort...
January 30, 2014
Effective January 1, 2014, UC joined more than 1,100 colleges and universities nationwide by implementing a systemwide smoke & tobacco-free policy. In order to promote a healthy and sustainable campus environment, UC Merced -- along with the entire University of California system -- is now...
December 16, 2013
As a result of the Violence against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), signed by President Obama earlier this year, the University’s Policy on Sexual Harassment is undergoing a formal review. Employees covered by this policy who wish to provide comments may submit them to Wendy Smith, Campus...
December 15, 2013
During the 2013 holiday season, UC Merced will officially close for nine (9) days between Tuesday, Dec.  24, 2013, and Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.  The closure period includes four University paid holidays: Dec.  24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1.  Staff employees must charge any non-holiday...
November 22, 2013
Human Resources has been working to improve the efficiency of our processes.  As a result, we have converted many of our compensation, classification, and employment forms to an electronic format that supports electronic signatures and routing.  The new paperless system provides increased...
November 5, 2013
UC has set a process for helping employees and retirees reclaim back taxes in regards to the Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  The deadline for submitting a consent form in order to recoup back taxes is November 15, 2013.  For this change, please contact...
October 15, 2013
Job Builder has received substantial enhancements.  Come learn how easy it is to create and edit a position description using Career Tracks, Job Builder.  Only non-represented positions are part of Job Builder. Job Builder is an online tool that has been enhanced and is used in the...
October 11, 2013
When Open Enrollment begins on Oct. 28 at 8 a.m., faculty and staff will see some notable changes to the medical plans offered in 2014. Most University of California employees will see only small increases in monthly premiums for medical insurance next year and some people’s rates will go...
October 10, 2013
As part of our commitment to a workplace culture supportive of family care-giving responsibilities, and in recognition of the importance and benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and their infants, the University established the staff policy on Accommodations for Nursing Mothers. Under the...

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