Apply to Become the Next Staff Advisor to the UC Regents

Staff across the UC system who are interested in public policy, advocacy and the future direction of the university are encouraged to apply to become the next staff advisor to the UC Regents. The application period is open through March 10. Staff advisors are staff or non-Senate academic employees who bring the employee voice and perspective to UC Board of Regents deliberations and to decision-makers at the Office of the President. Staff advisors participate in open sessions and designated committees of the board. Learn more about the program and how to apply on the staff advisor website. If you have questions about the position or the application process, you can contact Juliann Martinez, UC Office of the President Employee Relations, at 510-287-3331 or via email at Juliann.Martinez@ucop.edu.

New Clery Act and Title IX Videos

The UCI Police Department, Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity and the Campus Assault Resources & Education Office have partnered to produce four short videos to assist staff and faculty members in better understanding their reporting obligations as responsible employees under Title IX and campus security authorities under the Clery Act. These videos also discuss how to submit reports to the appropriate office and how to help victims and survivors of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Click here to view each video.

EH&S Issues Asbestos Notice

California law requires the university to notify employees annually of the presence of asbestos-containing materials in buildings constructed prior to 1979. Environmental Health & Safety assures that asbestos does not pose a health hazard if it is intact and maintained, and continually monitors campus locations where such material is present. To learn more, visit the EH&S website and click on the “Asbestos Notification” link (PDF). For additional information or questions, contact Susan Robb at srobb@uci.edu.

Register for the Health Net Webinar: The Art of Mindfulness: Part 1

Health Net invites the UCI community to attend the online webinar “The Art of Mindfulness: Part 1” noon Wednesday, Feb. 15. Participants will learn the basics of mindfulness and how to incorporate techniques into your lifestyle. This webinar is open to all UCI employees and retirees, including non-Health Net members. Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email and instructions for joining the webinar. Please use meeting number 622821035 and password “Febwebinar2!”

Health & Fitness Fridays: Exploring Pulses

Join your colleagues noon Friday, Feb. 17, at the Anteater Recreation Center for “Exploring Pulses,” the next installment of Health & Fitness Fridays. Pulses, also known as grain legumes, are a group of crops such as dry beans and lentils that are high in protein, fiber and various vitamins. Attendees will learn how to incorporate these nutritious foods into their diet and discover why they are good for personal health and the environment. Register for this event through the UC Learning Center.

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Upcoming Financial Webinar

ComPsych Guidance Resources, UCI’s employee assistance program, will present the webinar “Paying Off Debt While Building Wealth” noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. If you register and are unable to attend, ComPsych will email you the recorded webinar. Previous EAP webinars also are available to view on-demand. Visit the EAP website for a full list and to register for upcoming webinars.

first aid and CPR dummyEmployee Discount for CPR & First Aid Certification Class

UCI Wellness and Campus Recreation have partnered to offer employees a discount on CPR and First Aid Certification classes. Normally $80, faculty and staff can complete the 5-and-a-half hour certification course for a discounted price of $25. Classes are taught by Trac Lam, operations & safety coordinator, and a staff of American Red Cross-certified instructors. Registration may be completed at the Campus Recreation Services desk at the ARC or by phone at 949-824-3738.

Smiling woman snapping cigarette in halfSmoking Cessation Seminar

Thinking about quitting? You don’t have to do it alone. Join your fellow Anteaters at a free 1-hour seminar to receive free nicotine patches, a quit kit, workbook and counseling. Seminars will take place at the Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion, Room G319 of the Student Center. Register through EEE.

benefitsWhat Is a Healthcare Facilitator?

UC healthcare facilitators help faculty, staff and eligible family members better understand UC-sponsored health plans and provide free, confidential assistance in resolving benefit and service issues. They work from benefits offices at all UC campuses and medical centers. Need to resolve a problem with your health plan or have questions regarding your coverage? Call 949-824-9065 or email whitek@uci.edu.

RETIREMENT road signRetirement Steps for July

Employees who plan to retire this July should begin their retirement process now as it can take up to three months to complete. UCRP members who have five or more years of service credit and are at least 50 years old are eligible to retire. Decide upon your retirement date and contact the Retirement Administration Service Center for general assistance on retirement counseling, service credit issues or buyback inquiries. For additional assistance, email benefits@uci.edu.

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