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The Case of Jasmine and the “Yeah But” Solution

April 14, 2021
Pandemic Budget Cuts Lead to Frustration

Jasmine (not her real name)  had been the director of a unit on the campus of a nonprofit university for less than two years.  Over the last year, two department  managers retired when Covid-19 expanded, and had not been replaced. Work had been redistributed “temporarily”  six months ago while she delayed in recruiting for replacements because, “it is so hard to hire virtually when we usually operate face-to-face.”

Take Vacation - Especially if You're Maxed Out

March 30, 2021
We've got some important vacation updates for you: planning future travel may boost mood and mindset, vacation maximum allowance will be enforced, beginning July 1, 2021 and use your vacation OR donate it to someone experiencing a catastrophic need.

Creating Inclusion & Safe Spaces - Monthly Series

March 23, 2021
The need to connect at work is powerful and leaders can create safe and inclusive spaces. Join Organizational Excellence for monthly sessions, beginning Apr. 22, that empower leaders to deal with contemporary issues.

New/Upgraded PeopleAdmin System Coming This Summer

March 16, 2021
Updated Position Management System Coming to HR - PeopleAdmin

By Randa Wilbur, Workforce Strategies

We are in the process of upgrading the current Davis campus PeopleAdmin system and it will also be newly implemented at Health, representing the first time UCDH has had such a tool to support the creation, classification, and storage of staff position descriptions.

Examine your Story for Productive Dialogue

December 01, 2020
Motive Matters

In a previous blog post we shared how motive really matters in tough conversations and the 2 important steps to uncovering motive. To recap, first look at the situation to understand what the root of the problem might be. Next, ask yourself some questions to discover your motive. That will get you ready for the conversation and help you to return to your motive if you get sidetracked. If you missed it, you can go to that post here.

The Benefits of Strategic Planning

November 30, 2020
“We need a plan.” “We are all going in different directions.” How many times have you heard some version of these words from your team members or even from your leader?

UCDH Legacy PeopleSoft Retires Dec. 30

November 30, 2020
Employees and supervisors can request access to historical performance documents (e.g., annual/probationary evaluations, CEMRP) and legacy PeopleSoft reports through other systems.

Motive Matters for Productive Dialogue

November 25, 2020
Having open and productive conversations is more important now than ever. We find ourselves with multiple high-stakes, high emotion situations in which opinions differ greatly.

UC’s Commitment to Preserving Jobs

November 24, 2020
A statement from President Drake on October's consultation process with the UC community to preserve jobs and avoid COVID-related layoffs, while addressing UC's $2 billion budget deficit due to the pandemic.