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October 21, 2021

Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) is planning to observe the upcoming annual winter curtailment period which will occur between Thursday, 12/23/21 and Friday, 12/31/21. These dates have been finalized with UCOP and were communicated to campus on 10/6/21. Below are details and BRS deadlines to help departments in their efforts to submit service requests by year end.

September 17, 2021

Berkeley Regional Services' (BRS) HR Service Hub Project Team has just announced the 10/25/21 launch of the HR Service Hub which will replace HR ServiceNow (IT ServiceNow will not be impacted). BRS regions continue to communicate updates to their campus departments about the new platform. In addition, campus Chief Administration Officers (CAOs), Control Unit Administrators (CUAs) and Chiefs of Staff (COS') received an update on 9/15/21.

July 7, 2021

(Editors note: the following details were announced by Supply Chain Management (SCM) in their SCM News Special Announcement of 7/7/21)

We are pleased to announce new functionality and a simpler user interface for BearBuy! To celebrate, we have rebranded BearBuy as BearBUY (emphasis on the BUY)!

May 26, 2021

With next semester a few short months away and a projected increase in hiring, it is a good idea for campus managers and supervisors to get reacquainted with hiring processes by reviewing Berkeley Regional Services' (BRS) Eight Tips for Successful Hiring at Berkeley

May 17, 2021

**Update to 4/26/21 article**

Check out the VCF/VCA joint CalMessage from 5/14/21.

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Next month, Fiscal Close (FY20-21) deadlines will be shared with faculty and staff via a joint Vice Chancellor Finance (VCF) / Vice Chancellor Administration (VCA) CalMessage.

April 14, 2021

Collaborative groups in Berkeley Regional Services (BRS), Business Process Management Office (BPMO) and Technology @ Berkeley have been working over the past year and a half on the new and improved HR ServiceNow system. There is definite excitement about an anticipated Fall ‘21 launch. Campus units and their employees who use ServiceNow to request and track HR services will experience a more modern system that is being called the HR SERVICE HUB. 

March 18, 2021

As outlined in a 3/5/21 CalMessage to campus leadership from Marc Fisher and Eugene Whitlock, they are recommending divisions observe four administrative closure days (Mon., 3/22 - Thurs., 3/25) during the Berkeley Campus Spring Break (a short work week due to theCésar Chávez holiday on 3/26). The Vice Chancellor Administration division

March 4, 2021

(Editor's note: Below is the email from Moon Jang-Shinn, CAO, Summer Sessions, Study Abroad & Lifelong Learning (SSALL) and the BRS HR Management Team on 3/4/21 to announce the 2021 Summer Sessions Hiring Process has now begun.)

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Dear Department Managers and Colleagues,

January 15, 2021

(Editors note: the following is a 1/15/21 campus email sent to academic contacts by Heather Archer, Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Personnel and the Berkeley Regional Services Leadership Teams as a preview to the 2021 Summer Salary deadlines and important information.)

Dear Colleagues:

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a nice and restful holiday break. 

October 26, 2020

Updated on 11/13/20 based on this People & Culture email from Eugene Whitlock on 11/12/20 (Note: BRS deadlines announced on 10/26/20 are not impacted):

Dear Colleagues,

October 9, 2020

In anticipation of the upcoming semester and efforts for Spring hiring, this week, Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) regions have begun communicating details, important deadlines, actions to take and other reminders to their campus clients. While updates are still being made to existing Smartsheet(s) to improve the processes, departments should begin collecting their hiring details now.

August 26, 2020

Berkeley’s CalTime Team has just added new labels to enable employees and managers to easily view the total year to date amount of COVID-19 related leave hours recorded in CalTime. CalTime users may locate these hours taken by viewing the accrual tab at the bottom of their employee timecard. This is the same section where employees currently view their vacation and sick leave accruals and balances.

August 24, 2020

Looking for an easy way to see a “snapshot” of the employees who report to you and see information like their job code, title, department (org node), pay chartstrings, etc.? 

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.)

Colleagues, 

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