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Introducing The Hiring Experience

We’re working to improve the experience for employees, hiring managers and job candidates throughout all stages of the hiring process at UC Davis Health.

Student Affairs Focusing on Strengths

When Student Affairs supervisors met up last year, the plan was to get supervisors sharing their strengths. Student Affairs is using the feedback they received from the Staff Experience Survey, to launch new initiatives that could enhance staff engagement, retention and development.

Principles of Community Week-WPVP

Did you see us at Principles of Community Week?

The Workplace Violence Prevention team was able to celebrate the Principles of Community week through two events, the Kickoff tabling event as well as the PCC Unity and Resource Fair.  Alongside several other ERG’s, we reached over 400 employees over the course of these two events and provided them with additional information about the resources our team offers including counseling services and training. 

If you would like more information on Workplace Violence, check out a couple of resources that we shared earlier this year:

Workplace Violence Prevention Statistics

How much do you know about Workplace Violence?

Happy February!

For this month, we have created a PDF to share Workplace Violence statistics that may surprise you. 

Click here to view: Safety Tips PDF

Workplace Violence Prevention Program

HR Presents Pathway to Retirement Event and Retirement Help Desks

Wherever you are in your career, you can take steps today to plan for a successful retirement. UC Davis offers outstanding benefits and resources to help in your planning. This includes the upcoming Pathway to Retirement Event and Retirement Help Desks.

Safety Tips and Tricks Video

Make Sure Your Nonverbal Communication is Sending the Right Message

Welcome to 2024!

This year, we will be trying new formats of sharing Safety Tips.  Our first set of tips for 2024 is a two-minute video and can be found here at this link:

Retirement Savings Plans: New Contribution Limits for 2024 

As previously announced, UC enhanced the Retirement and Savings Program with a new Roth after-tax contribution option for the 403b and 457b plans. As of August 1, you may elect any combination of pretax and/or Roth after-tax contributions, up to the IRS limits.

Exploring Homeownership?

For income-eligible participants, the CalHFA Dream For All Shared Appreciation Loan offers a no-interest loan to cover up to 20% of the purchase price of a new home.

Call for Nominations: Chancellor Outstanding Staff Award

I am pleased to launch the 2024 nomination process for the Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Awards, the highest honor for a UC Davis staff member. 

Through this nomination process we will discover and celebrate staff members whose remarkable work advances the university’s mission and supports our students, employees, patients and community.

Nominations Due by February 2, 2024 at 5 p.m.

Any UC Davis employee may nominate a staff member for an Exceptional University Management or Exceptional University Impact Award. 

A Year in Review: Career Chats at UC Davis

Over the past year, UC Davis has been actively supporting potential hires through Career Chats, one-on-one sessions with Talent Acquisition Coordinators aimed at assisting candidates in their job search journey at UC Davis.

Celebrating Dr. King and Our DEI Work Advancing His Legacy

Martin Luther King Jr. was a visionary leader whose words and enduring legacy continue to inspire, over fifty years after his passing. And while there is still progress to be made, Dr. King moved the nation forward, tirelessly advocating for a more just and equitable world.  UC Davis is consistently ranked by Forbes as a great employer for diversity, which is something that our institution is very proud of, and we acknowledge that this achievement is a result of the hard work Dr. King started and our workforce advances day in, day out.

CHANCELL-ING: High Honors for Our Workplace

2023 was a banner year for UC Davis in many ways, including our rise in national rankings, setting new campus records for sponsored research funding, and exceeding our annual philanthropic fundraising goal.

In August, UC Davis was honored by Forbes as a Best Employer in California for the third consecutive year both as an educational institution and for our healthcare. It's a testament to our university's thriving workplace culture, one that values diversity, competitive pay and a positive work-life balance.