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COVID Operations and Fall Hiring

September 08, 2020
Due to COVID-19 guidelines, the SSO has been conducting remote video onboarding, (including verification of I-9 documents) since March 18, 2020. 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires original I-9 documents and in-person verification.  In light of COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, DHS granted an exception that allows employers to verify I-9s remotely, with the stipulation that documents be verified in person at a future date. The current DHS exception is valid through November 19, 2020.

ID Badge Process

September 08, 2020
The SSO is continuing to process employee ID cards and retiree cards remotely. At this time there is no in-person processing or walk-in service. 

To request an ID please send an email to  Please include ALL of the following information with your request: 

DV and Purchasing Reminders

September 08, 2020
Below you can find reminders for commonly used forms and guidelines related to DV and purchasing work done through the SSO. DV and Purchasing Related Reminders Forms/Guidelines Description Memberships  For Memberships, we require back-up documentation showing the amount they also require either a Dean, Department Chair or a Vice Chancellor’s approval. Refunds For refunds that we process for our clients, we are required to provide proof of original payment to the University. Utility For Utility payments, we are required to attach

SSO Funding Updates

September 08, 2020
Effective September 1, 2020, departments will no longer need to update funding for the actions listed below. 

Currently, the SSO only enters funding information for brand new positions. We are pleased to announce that we will  also be adding/updating funding in relation to the following actions:

Unapproved Survey Circulating on Flu Vaccinations

August 25, 2020
A non-approved survey is circulating at several UC campuses

The survey was distributed on Aug. 25 under the subject, “Share your opinion on the UC Flu Vaccine requirement.”

This is not a UC-sanctioned survey and as UC Davis explores further actions, HR encourages all employees to:

Virtual Interviews

August 24, 2020

In an ongoing effort to ensure we provide equitable access to resources and information about our recruitment efforts, we've developed the following resource guide for applicants:

Tips and tricks for a successful virtual interview with UC Davis

Virtual Interview Guide - Top 7 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Virtual Interview


Supporting Employees During Wildfire Impacts

August 20, 2020
Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the wildfires currently burning in California. As supervisors, we need you to take action and demonstrate maximum flexibility with your employees.

PeopleSoft to be Retired at End of 2020

August 19, 2020
With UCDH Legacy Peoplesoft 8.8 being retired at the end of the calendar year, employees and supervisors are advised to save or print their historical performance documents (e.g., annual/probationary evaluations, CEMRP) before October 9.

Seven Reasons for Leadership Coaches Now!

August 17, 2020
We are in an unprecedented, sustained period of uncertainty. In the U.S. It is a very busy time for all the helping professions including psychologists, therapists, and executive leadership coaches. 

How Can We Build Team Trust?

July 29, 2020
Team trust is one of the most important factors in team performance and one of the most elusive values to purposely create and quantify for many teams.

Exit Surveys of UC Davis Staff

July 28, 2020
When an employee leaves UC Davis, we want to know why. What was the employee’s experience like while here? Would they consider returning? Beginning in August 2020, HR will conduct exit surveys of all staff employees.