August 4, 2020

(Editors note: the following represents a CalMessage sent to campus on 8/3/30 from Jenn Stringer.)

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Dear Campus Community, 

July 16, 2020

June 22, 2020

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(Editor's note: The following was a CalMessage to campus on 6/22/20 from the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Rosemarie Rae.)


May 29, 2020

(Editor's note: the following email was sent by the BEARS Region to their campus clients on 5/28/20. Similar messages are being sent by other BRS regions.)

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing today as a follow-up to the campus email from People & Culture on 5/28/20 which introduced the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) processes, forms, and leave codes now available in CalTime. 

May 14, 2020

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(Editors note: The following joint Vice Chancellor Finance and Vice Chancellor Administration CalMessage email was delivered to faculty and staff on 5/14/20.)

Campus Colleagues, 

April 21, 2020

(Editors note: the following information was shared with campus departments by their respective BRS Regions the week of 4/21/20) 

Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) is announcing some exciting improvements that have been adopted in order for new Berkeley hires to be more productive when they begin working. These improvements are some of the components of BRS’ larger Re-Envision Onboarding initiative.

April 15, 2020

March 20, 2020

To ensure the health and safety of UCPath employees, the UCPath Center Leadership Team has made the decision to shift all employees to remote work effective March 20, 2020

March 16, 2020

March 9, 2020

In the next evolution to improve the way HR help is requested and managed on campus, the Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) team, collaborating with partners in Information Services & Technology (IT&S) and the Business Process Management Office (BPMO) are working on introducing a new, more modern HR ServiceNow look and feel, calling it, HR ServiceNow 2.0.

Improvements you'll see ~

February 21, 2020

Navigating all the various hiring steps here at Berkeley for new employees can be tricky. In close collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs and the BRS BEARS Region, a new resource has been developed to help campus supervisors and managers who are planning to hire staff and students this year (and beyond).

January 24, 2020

Editors note: As anounced to Divisional Finance Leaders in mid-December 2019, this new offering was officially communicated to the entire campus by Rosemarie Rae, Vice Chancellor of Finance and Chief Financial Officer in an email on 1/23/20.

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December 5, 2019

Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) has just learned that the UC Berkeley UCPath Operations Team has scheduled three (3) upcoming Fall Update sessions to help people better understand the UCPath structure and leadership. 

Specifically, these sessions will cover: 

December 2, 2019

(The following Graduate Division email was sent to Berkeley Regional Services Directors, Divisional Finance Leaders, Berkeley HR, and the Controller's Office on 11/27/19)

Dear BRS Regional Directors and Research Administration Staff, Controller, Human Resources and Divisional Finance Leaders, 

This is an update regarding the process for charging fee remissions, one that will remain in effect through Spring 2020:

November 20, 2019

October 25, 2019

The following information was a joint communication by the Controller’s Office and Supply Chain Management on 10/23/19. Your applicable BRS Regional Director/Purchasing & Reimbursement Team can also offer additional guidance.

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October 15, 2019

Last updated 11/12/2019

Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) is observing the annual closure of campus to conserve energy which will occur this year between Monday, December 23, 2019 and Wednesday, January 1, 2020. 

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Here are more specific details:

September 27, 2019

Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) regional teams have begun communicating details that campus departments/units need to know to help in the onboarding of new ASE/GSR and Lecturer appointments for 1/1/2020. Check out those details on the BRS ASE/GSR and Lecturer hire webpage(s).

September 18, 2019

A location change was recently announced for Berkeley’s new employee onboarding sessions conducted by Berkeley Regional Services (BRS). Currently, these onboarding sessions are offered each week at 457 Evans Hall. Because of the popular demand for these sessions, and to give new Berkeley staff a much better experience with ample room to complete their new employee paperwork, etc., a new more convenient space has been secured.

September 4, 2019

Editor’s note: This CalMessage from the Director, Talent Management and Vice Chancellor, Administration was sent to all campus staff on 9/4/19. Managers and Supervisors were sent a similar message and those planning to hire new staff can visit the TAM page of Berkeley’s UCPath website for details.