Innovation concept presented by a consultant in management on webinar screenSautter Award Program Accepting Nominations

UC’s Sautter Award Program, which celebrates innovation in information technology, is accepting nominations through 5 p.m. Friday, May 19. Annual awards recognize technology projects that advance UC’s teaching, research, healthcare and public service missions. The program is open to faculty and staff from all UC campuses and medical centers, the Office of the President, Hastings College of the Law, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Teams or individuals who have implemented an innovative IT project at UC in the last three years are encouraged to submit an application for an award. Learn more here.

Image for depicting and promoting recycling in the office. Custodial Cleaning and Deskside Recycling Pick-Up

Facilities Management teams perform routine cleaning and deskside recycling removal services across the campus. Listed by building, the current custodial cleaning and deskside recycling pick-up schedule are available online. If you have questions regarding these services, contact the Facilities Management service desk at

Upcoming Parenting Webinars

ComPsych Guidance Resources is presenting two free parenting webinars next month. Register to attend “No Such Thing as a Perfect Parent” noon Tuesday, April 4, and/or “Discipline That Works” noon Thursday, April 20. If you register and are unable to attend on these dates, ComPsych will email you the recorded webinar. Previous EAP webinars also are available to view on-demand.

Looking for Expert Parenting and Caregiver Resources?

In addition to the free access to Bright Horizons Care Advantage and its Sittercity database of childcare resources that most UC faculty and staff have, you can visit the Family Matters Resource Room to get valuable information for parents and caregivers. Whether you need full-time care or back-up care in an emergency, you may be able to find the help you need with Sittercity. UC provides employees with free access to the tool, which may be used to make arrangements for care and payment.

File 2016 Health and Dependent Care FSA Claims by April 15

If you were enrolled in UC’s flexible spending accounts in 2016, you have until Saturday, April 15, to submit your reimbursement claim forms for eligible expenses incurred during the period of Jan. 1, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2016, for the Health FSA, or Jan. 1, 2016, through March 15, 2017, for the DepCare account. You must submit documentation when you file your claims. This includes any receipts or evidence of benefits statements that might be required to validate purchases made with your CONEXIS benefit card. All claims and supporting documents must be sent to CONEXIS for processing and be faxed or postmarked by the April 15 deadline. You may also upload your claims and documentation directly on the CONEXIS website.

UC Medical Plans Satisfaction Survey

This month, randomly selected faculty, staff and retirees (as well as their spouses or domestic partners) will begin receiving requests to participate in the annual medical plan satisfaction survey. UC Human Resources values your opinions and would appreciate your feedback about your university-sponsored medical plan. The survey takes roughly 20 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous and confidential.

UCI Night with the Angels

Join your fellow Anteaters at the ballpark for UCI Night with the Angeles Saturday, May 6, at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The fun starts at 4 p.m. at the UCI Village at Gate 5 with prizes, giveaways and photo-ops before the Angels take on the Houston Astros at 6:07 p.m. Special ticket packages with a limited-edition UCI-Angels hat are available for purchase online and at the Student Government Office (G244) at the Student Center. Additionally, roundtrip shuttle transportation is available for $5 from the main campus to Angel Stadium.

Annual UCI Wellness & Safety Fair Is May 17

Last year more than 1,000 employees attended the UCI Wellness & Safety Fair. Don’t miss out on the fun! Join your coworkers 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, in Aldrich Park for free fresh produce, fun games, a walk around campus and more. No registration required. This event is open to all UCI faculty, staff and retirees. If your department would like to have a booth at this year’s fair, fill out the application in EEE by Monday, May 1.