Don’t Forget: Annual 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 co-workers 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, in Aldrich Park for a farmers market, fun games, a walk around campus and more. No registration required. This event is open to all UCI faculty, staff and retirees.

DMV Registration Services Available on Campus
UCI Transportation & Distribution Services now offers California Department of Motor Vehicles automated services (PDF). Faculty, staff, students and visitors may now process vehicle registrations or file for planned non-operational status in the main UCI Transportation office 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. No appointments are necessary. Please bring your registration renewal notice or past registration card for immediate processing of your new registration card and license plate tag.

Attend a Smoking Cessation Seminar
Thinking about quitting? You don’t have to do it alone. Join your fellow Anteaters at an upcoming smoking cessation seminar. The next seminar will take place 4-5 p.m. Thursday, May 18, in room G319 of the Student Center. Participants will receive free nicotine patches, a quit kit, workbook and counseling. Register to attend via the EEE. Can’t make it to this one? An additional workshop will take place noon Thursday, June 15.

Painting walls of an empty roomConstruction and Renovation Work on Campus
Facilities Management and Purchasing & Risk Services would like to remind employees that all construction, renovations and alterations performed on campus outside of Design & Construction Services require the appropriate construction documents. These services (PDF) must be coordinated and approved by Facilities Management in advance. UCI campus policies and procedures regarding construction and renovations are available here. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact Allen Shiroma, director of FM project services, at 949-824-2183. Additionally, painting in certain, limited circumstances may be performed via purchase order. For additional information, please contact Amy Provorse, FM assistant director of skilled trades and construction at 949-824-4589. Learn more about UCI delegations of authority letters here.

Celebrate 529 Day
Open a ScholarShare California 529 college savings plan account between May 24 and May 26 with a minimum $50 deposit and enroll in the automatic contribution plan at $25 each month for six months – and ScholarShare will add an extra $50 to your account. Have questions? Call 800-544-5248.

Ready, Set, RetireRETIREMENT road sign
Are you thinking about retirement? UCI employees who are at least 50 years old and have a minimum of five years of UC Retirement Plan service credit are eligible to retire. Learn more about the necessary steps for a smooth transition into retirement by attending a readiness workshop 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, in the Human Resources office (111 Theory, Suite 200). Visit the UC Learning Center website and search “retire” to enroll.