News

March 25, 2020

Dear Department Managers and Colleagues,

We are following up on our email of 02/24/20 to share additional details around 2020 Summer Sessions Hiring Processes.

What’s new this year

March 20, 2020

March 17, 2020

March 10, 2020

We are pleased to announce the BEST region's High Five nominees for February 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.

March 9, 2020

March 3, 2020

February 25, 2020

February 11, 2020

We are pleased to announce the BEST region's High Five nominees for January 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.

January 23, 2020

BEST Region Faculty and Principal Investigators,

I wanted to let you know that you will shortly be receiving the call for summer salary requests from BEST RA or your departmental staff/finance representative. While the BEST team is working diligently on processes, deadlines, etc., I wanted to share some important factors you should be aware of to help prepare you for this year’s efforts. 

January 9, 2020

Dear Colleagues, 

Happy New Year! 

I wanted to follow-up on this message from Marc Fisher, Vice Chancellor, Administration that provided additional information about the central processing of formal wage claims related to Senate Bill (SB) 698. As Marc states, our BRS regional HR and Central HR teams are continuing to fine-tune processes as more information is received from the Labor Commissioner’s Office.  

December 13, 2019

December 6, 2019

We are pleased to announce the BEST region's High Five nominees for November 2019! 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.

December 5, 2019

December 2, 2019

In preparation for curtailment, Purchasing will stop processing low-value orders (less than $10K) after Friday, December 13th but will continue to process all other requests until Friday, December 20th. Purchasing will resume on Thursday, January 2nd.

This is the first year of BearBuy auto-approvals which means shoppers should be mindful of the campus closure before sending a purchase order to a supplier to avoid lost or returned packages or prevent temperature-sensitive chemicals from spoiling.

November 20, 2019

Re-invisioning Onboarding Project is underway

November 12, 2019

Dear Campus Colleagues, 

Last month, you received a campus email outlining this year’s curtailment date impacts for Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) and the Controller’s Office processing timeframes. I am writing today with a reminder about the BRS HR-related deadlines as departments/units will experience earlier-than-usual deadlines for HR-based transactions. This is due to multiple UCPath December lockout periods (12/5-9 & 12/18-22) coupled with the curtailment/winter break period.

November 8, 2019

We are pleased to announce the BEST region's High Five nominees for June 2019 - October 2019! Please join us in congratulating our stellar colleagues on their amazing performance, efforts and hard work! Each nominee will be receiving their High Five Award Card. 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.