Announcements

 

INDEX

  • Executive recruitments
  • Human Resources
  • Professional development
  • Free subscriptions
  • Safety
  • Dateline details
  • WarnMe
  • Blood drives
  • Big Shift
  • U.S. and California general election (Nov. 8)
  • Political activities
  • Transit and parking

Executive recruitments

Human Resources

  • UC’s annual compensation disclosure — As part of the university’s commitment to transparency and public accountability, salary data for the calendar year 2021 has been made available to the public, as of Aug. 5. This disclosure is in keeping with past practice and is consistent with similar practices at many other public institutions. The latest payroll data, along with a summary analysis, is available online. UC officials pointed out that employee compensation at public institutions like the university is considered a public record under the California Public Records Act. UC personnel policies — PPSM-80 for staff and APM-160 for academic appointees — specify the information (such as name, position title and salary) that, in general, the university shall release upon request. Questions about access to the payroll data may be directed to pra@ucop.edu.

Professional development

Free subscriptions

  • The Economist The UC Davis Library has purchased a license making this publication available online, free, to everyone with a ucdavis.edu email address.
  • The New York TimesThe UC Davis Library purchased an academic license to NYTimes.com for use by all students, faculty, staff, clinicians and emeriti of UC Davis and UC Davis Health. If you have an authenticated UC Davis login, you have complimentary access. Note: Faculty and staff may periodically be prompted to renew; if you are a student, your access should remain active at all times while you are enrolled.

Safety

  • 2022 Security and Fire Safety ReportIssued and posted Sept. 29. The annual report covers the Davis and UC Davis Health campuses and includes alcohol/drug abuse prevention information.
  • Police Accountability Board, or PAB Fall public meeting, 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, remote. Register here. Held each quarter during the regular academic year, PAB public meetings provide opportunities for Davis and Sacramento campus community members and others, including people from the surrounding communities, to learn more about the board’s work and how to file complaints and raise concerns. The meetings are informal and follow an "office hour" format.
  • Annual asbestos notification This notice is required by the California Health and Safety Code, notifying all employees of the presence of asbestos in campus buildings constructed prior to 1979.

Dateline details

  • Published weekly on Tuesdays during the regular academic year.
  • Deadline — Generally 10 a.m. Thursday the week before publication.

WarnMe

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  • UC Davis WarnMe and Aggie Alert messages provide faculty, staff, students and others with timely information and instructions during emergencies or other urgent situations that may directly affect their well-being. WarnMe messages and Aggie Alerts are distributed by email and text message and also posted to the Everbridge Mobile App and UC Davis’ official Facebook and Twitter accounts. Tests are scheduled three times during each academic year.
    • Please review your contact information, and update it as necessary.
    • Employee and student contact information — Your UC Davis email addresses are included in the WarnMe system automatically; you can add mobile numbers and other email addresses.
    • Parents, vendors, contractors and others — You can sign up for text notifications only for the Davis campus and three other university locations (Bodega Marine Laboratory, Tahoe Environmental Research Center, and Continuing and Professional Education).
    • Mobile app (limited to people with UC Davis email addresses) — The app includes a number of safety features and is an important option for UC Davis affiliates with international phone numbers, as WarnMe does not send text messages to international numbers. Learn more about the Everbridge Mobile App and how to download it.
    • Overview and frequently asked questions

Blood drives

  • Next blood drive — Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 8-10.
  • Results from the last blood drive, Aug. 30-31 — 145 pints
  • Read Chancellor Gary S. May’s statement welcoming blood drives on campus, while also asserting: UC Davis strongly supports the development of evidence-based policies that would allow blood donations from all who are safely able to give, and stands strongly against all forms of discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation.
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The Big Shift is the campuswide heating system conversion project, whereby steam lines are being replaced with hot water lines. Heat exchangers in buildings will draw heat off the hot water, to heat the buildings, just like we do now with steam. The hot water system will use electricity (a renewable resource) to heat the water, instead of natural gas, a fossil fuel, that is used in the steam system. The hot water system will use less energy, because the water need not be heated to boiling (for steam), and will be safer to maintain. Current road and path closures are listed here, along with other project links:

U.S. and California general election

  • Tuesday, Nov. 8
  • Voter registration deadline Oct. 24 (online or by mail). After this date, you can vote with conditional registration at a county elections office or vote center, up to and including Election Day.
  • Ballots for Californians will go in the mail Oct. 10.
  • Return your Yolo County ballot in one of three ways:
    • By mail (free); your ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by the county elections office no later than seven days after Election Day.
    • Deposit in an official county drop box by 8 p.m. Election Day. One of these drop boxes is on campus, outside Hunt Hall (northeast corner, across from the Memorial Union bus terminal), available 24 hours a day.
    • Deliver to a county vote center by 8 p.m. Election Day. One of these vote centers will be on campus, at the Activities and Recreation Center, Ballrooms A and B. The ARC vote center will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 5-7 and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Election Day.
  • If you are registered to vote in a California county other than Yolo, return your ballot as follows:
    • By mail (free); your ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by your elections office no later than seven days after Election Day. You should mail your ballot by Oct. 28 to ensure it is delivered before the deadline.
    • Deposit in a Yolo County drop box or deliver to a Yolo County vote center by 8 p.m. Election Day, and Yolo County will forward it to the elections office where you are registered. See locations and hours for Yolo County drop boxes and vote centers.

Political activities

  • Prohibition on political campaign interventionThe University of California strongly supports public and civic engagement by members of the university community, in both their professional and personal capacities. At the same time, we must adhere to the restrictions outlined in this advisory from the Office of General Counsel.

Transit and parking

  • UnitransDue to the continuing shortage of drivers, Modified Regular Service is in effect weekdays. Modified Regular Service is a reduction from prepandemic levels. Expect crowded buses and possible bypassing. Unitrans advises riders to take a bus 30 minutes before class time or other appointments.(Interested in hiring on as a Unitrans driver? Click here for more information on the jobs that pay $18-$19.50 an hour to start.)
    • Modified Regular Service: 30-minute service on the B, C, D, G, J, K, M, P, Q, V-Express, V-Limited and W lines, and hourly service on the A, E, F, L and Z lines. (See the Yolobus listing below for information regarding changes to the county bus system’s Route 42A/B, providing additional service on Fifth Street and Alhambra Drive to supplement Unitrans’ A and Z lines.)
    • Schedules are available online Select your route, then choose your “Term” (drop-down menu includes Summer Session II, Summer Break, Fall Quarter and Weekend Service).
    • Need help? Contact Unitrans by phone, 530-752-2877, or email.
    • Also see service changes that took effect Aug. 1.
  • Yolobus 42A/B The county bus service announced changes to this intercity line effective Monday, Sept. 19, including a rerouting in Davis and increased frequency that will provide a faster, direct ride from Fifth Street to campus, supplementing service on Unitrans’ A and Z lines. Morning frequency is being doubled on the 42, to every 30 minutes. Undergraduates ride Yolobus for free (must show registration card).
    • Changes in Davis — Yolobus will discontinue service to Cowell Boulevard and El Cemonte Avenue, and reroute 42A/B from Covell Boulevard and F Street to Fifth Street, with 10 new bus stops along Fifth. See map.
    • Changes in Sacramento — The 42 will be rerouted from Capitol Mall to L Street and end its eastbound run at Ninth Street (instead of 15th Street). New stops at Ninth and K streets, and Fifth and L streets. See map.
    • Hours — 5 a.m.-10:45 p.m. seven days a week.
    • Fare — Yolobus is offering free rides on Route 42A/B from Sept. 19 to Oct. 31. UC Davis undergraduates ride free (must show registration card).