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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. 

May 4, 2022

Exciting news that two of the 51 EIM recipients this year are from BRS!

April 18, 2022

(Updated: 5/9/22)

Fiscal Close (FY21-22) deadlines were shared with faculty and staff via a joint Vice Chancellor Finance (VCF) / Vice Chancellor Administration (VCA) CALMessage on 5/6/22.

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 1, 2022

Editors note: this represents a joint APO, Graduate Student Services, and People & Culture’s Employee and Labor Relations email sent to campus academic distribution list on 3/31/22.

March 4, 2022

(Editors note: The following represents the email sent to campus contacts from Berkeley Summer Sessions, Study Abroad & Lifelong Learning (SSALL) and the  Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) HR Leadership Team to announce this year's Summer Session Hiring activities have officially begun.)
Moon Jang-Shinn
Chief Operating Officer - SSALL
March 4, 2022

Dear Department Managers and Colleagues,

February 25, 2022

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Lori Tannyhill has decided to retire from UC Berkeley as of July 1, 2022 after 22 years of service. "I am deeply appreciative of the many opportunities for professional growth that I have experienced here at Cal. Prior to my role as RD, I was fortunate to hold leadership positions in CSS, Housing and Dining, and at International House. I am a proud UC Berkeley alumna, and I consider Cal both my educational and professional home. UCB will always hold a special place in my heart.

February 17, 2022

To the BEST Region community - 

February 15, 2022

(Editors note: The following represents a message sent on 2/10/22 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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Date: Thu, Feb 10, 2022 at 1:12 PM 

January 13, 2022

In a CALMessage on 1/12/22, Vice Chancellor Administraton, Marc Fisher, and Assistant Vice Chancellor, Seamus Wilmot, announced the official news regarding the realignment of the ChaMPS Region. Read the announcement here. 

December 13, 2021

Updated on 12/13/21:

Image of UCPath message that the system is back online

(Original article from Nov/2021)

October 26, 2021

(Editor's note: the following represents a VCA CALMessage that was sent to all faculty & staff from Marc Fisher, VC Administration on 10/25/21 - - though this does not apply to departments who receive support from ERSO - - they will continue to use their existing processes).

Image of Cal Message masthead for VC Administration

October 21, 2021

(Updated on 12/10/21 to include BIO details under campus partners.)

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