News

October 29, 2020

Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) is planning to observe the upcoming winter curtailment period.

October 9, 2020

In anticipation of the upcoming semester and efforts for Spring hiring, this week, Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) regions have begun communicating details, important deadlines, actions to take and other reminders to their campus clients. While updates are still being made to existing Smartsheet(s) to improve the processes, departments should begin collecting their hiring details now.

October 6, 2020

We are pleased to announce the BEST region's High Five nominees for September 2020! Please join us in congratulating our stellar colleagues on their amazing performance, efforts and hard work! Each nominee will receive a High Five Award Card. In addition, each month, 4 winners are chosen at random from the list of nominees to receive an Amazon gift card, delivered by a member of the High Five Committee.

September 8, 2020

Dear BEST Region,
We are pleased to announce the BEST region's High Five nominees for August 2020! Please join us in congratulating our stellar colleagues on their amazing performance, efforts and hard work! Each nominee will receive a High Five Award Card. In addition, each month, 4 winners are chosen at random from the list of nominees to receive an Amazon gift card, delivered by a member of the High Five Committee.

August 26, 2020

Berkeley's CalTime Team has just added new labels to enable employees and managers to easily view the total year to date amount of COVID-19 related leave hours recorded in CalTime. 

August 24, 2020

Looking for an easy way to see a “snapshot” of the employees who report to you and see information like their job code, title, department (org node), pay chartstrings, etc.?

August 12, 2020

August 4, 2020

(Editors note: The following represents an 8/3/30 CalMessage from Jenn Stringer where she outlines changes made to improve Zoom services.)

July 8, 2020

Dear BEST Region,
We are pleased to announce the BEST region's High Five nominees for June 2020! Please join us in congratulating our stellar colleagues on their amazing performance, efforts and hard work! Each nominee will receive a High Five Award Card. In addition, each month, 4 winners are chosen at random from the list of nominees to receive an Amazon gift card, delivered by a member of the High Five Committee.

June 22, 2020

(Editor's note: The following was a CalMessage to campus on 6/22/20 from the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Rosemarie Rae.)

June 17, 2020

This follow-up News article from May 29, 2020 outlines the additional Zoom/Drop-in Sessions that have been added to answer COVID-19 questions regarding Leave of Absences. 

June 12, 2020

We are pleased to announce the BEST region's HighFivenominees for May 2020! Please join us in congratulating our stellar colleagues on their amazing performance, efforts and hard work! Each nominee will receive a HighFive Award Card. In addition, each month, 4 winners are chosen at random from the list of nominees to receive an Amazon gift card, delivered by a member of the HighFive Committee.

We are pleased to announce the BEST region's HighFivenominees for April 2020! Please join us in congratulating our stellar colleagues on their amazing performance, efforts and hard work! Each nominee will receive a HighFive Award Card. In addition, each month, 4 winners are chosen at random from the list of nominees to receive an Amazon gift card, delivered by a member of the HighFive Committee.

May 15, 2020

QB3's Lisa Barcellos and Public Health's Eva Harris have partnered on a a large Bay Area COVID-19 surveillance study and the BEST region is providing support. Their team is working in partnership with UCSF and the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI), in addition to colleagues in the California Department of Public Health and other departments on the UC Berkeley campus. The data they obtain is critically needed to advance public health approached to this pandemic.

May 14, 2020

(Editors note: The following joint Vice Chancellor Finance and Vice Chancellor Administration CalMessage email was delivered to faculty and staff on 5/14/20.)

April 30, 2020

April 21, 2020

April 15, 2020

March 25, 2020