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March 13, 2024

(Editors note: the following is representative of an email sent to campus departments on 311/24 by Moon Jang-Shinn, COO, SSALL, and the BRS Regional HR Managers/Supervisors.)


Dear Department Managers and Colleagues,

February 23, 2024

Supply Chain Management is hosting a Supplier Expo on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, from 10:00 am. - 2:00 p.m., at Pauley Ballroom in the MLK Student Union. Registration is now open and a special giveaway and lunch will be provided to the first 300 people that register AND attend the event.

January 18, 2024

(Editors note: The following represents a campus email sent by Heather Archer, AVP/APO to their APO campus contacts on 1/18/24.)


Dear Colleagues:

November 17, 2023

Editors note: The following represents news the BRS Regional Directors/HR Teams will begin sharing this month with their campus clients.


Dear campus departments and key contacts, 

I/we am writing today to share some good news that will help expedite the onboarding time frame for new Berkeley employees and alleviate a pain point we have been striving to improve for several years. 

What is the news?

October 25, 2023

Editors note: A joint VCA/VCF email to faculty & staff was sent on 10/30/23 and will outline additional service impact details for various departments. An updated email was re-sent on 10/31/23 to correct a link/date.

September 1, 2023

Link to the BRS Timekeeping/CalTime sub page announcing this transition.

August 29, 2023

** UPDATE on August 29, 2023**

While many individuals have completed their re-verifications, the campus still must proceed with termination noticing (as outlined below) for those who do not complete the process because non-compliance can result in USCIS fines of up to $2,500 per employee and potential risk to federal funding. Accordingly, the following steps will occur: 

August 28, 2023

Background: In order for UCPath to correctly generate pay for GSIs/TAs, an appointment must be entered into UCPath for the full, five-month duration of the pay period for the semester (8/1/23 to 12/31/23 for fall 2023). Occasionally, situations arise in which a GSI/TA is hired late, or will be working a partial semester. The calculators in this worksheet will help units determine additional pay that is owed in these situations to ensure that the GSI/TA receives the correct amount of compensation for the semester based on time worked.

May 10, 2023

At the annual recognition ceremony on Tuesday, 4/25/23, recipients of the 2023 Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Awards (COSA) were honored plus featured in a campus CALMessage from the Chancellor and the COSA Committee on 5/16/23.

May 3, 2023

Fiscal Close (FY22-23) deadlines were shared with all Berkeley faculty and staff via a joint Vice Chancellor Finance (VCF) / Vice Chancellor Administration (VCA) CALMessage on 5/3/23.

In order to help departments/units begin their preparations, below is a "preview" of the deadlines that have been identified for services provided by Berkeley Regional Services (BRS). These deadlines will also be included in the VCF/VCA CalMessage.

April 25, 2023

Congratulations to ERSO's Sanchita Pal, and ProS' Tian Yu on being named two of the outstanding 28 campus managers and supervisors who were bestowed this year's Excellence in Management Award.

March 8, 2023

(Editors note: the following is representative of an email sent to campus departments on 3/8/23 by Moon Jang-Shinn, COO, SSALL, and the BRS Regional HR Managers.)


Dear Department Managers and Colleagues,

March 6, 2023

Beginning on Monday, 3/6/23, Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) regions will begin communicating all the details around this year's 2023 Summer Salary processes to their departments and PIs.

Below are highlights and more detailed processes and timelines can be found on the Summer Salary for Faculty pages of the BRS website:

February 28, 2023

(Editors note: the following email was sent to campus contacts by APO on 2/21/23)

Dear Colleagues, 

We are writing today to share some news regarding the implementation of a new combined Multi-Location Appointment/Interlocation One-Time Payment (MLA/IOTP) form, introduced by UCOP and UCPath.


January 19, 2023

(Editors note: The following represents a message sent on 1/18/23 by APO's Heather Archer, and the Berkeley Regional Services Leadership Teams. It provides a "preview" of this year's activities.)


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December 1, 2022

This article links to the full article appearing on the BEARS website. 

October 20, 2022

This is a link to the content page for 2022-23.

October 13, 2022

Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) launched the HR Service Hub last October to replace the legacy HR ServiceNow platform. We are now working to close any remaining open cases in the Legacy HR ServiceNow  system, before it becomes “read only” on December 19, 2022. It will remain frozen as a “read only” system indefinitely. Any cases that are not able to be completed by the end of October will be reopened and completed in the HR Service Hub, with a reference to the related ticket in the Legacy HR ServiceNow platform. 

August 1, 2022

In an announcement on 7/22/22, AVC and Executive Director of Business Operations for VCA, Seamus Wilmot, and BEST Regional Associate Dean, Arash Komeili announced that Maya Serban has accepted the (permanent) role of BEST Regional Director effective 8/1/22. Read full details here

May 24, 2022

Two California bills, AB-119 (passed in 2017) and SB-270 (passed in 2021) outline requirements that public employers, including UC, must provide unions with an accurate list of new and current employee names, job title, department, work location and contact information for all represented employees. This requirement does not pertain to non-represented employees.