Hearing from the Right People, the Right Way

May 27, 2020
The power of communication—from the right people and through the right methods—can influence results in profound ways. The outcomes of the COVID-19 virus on the Chinatown neighborhood of San Francisco provides a powerful case study.

Shared Services Executive Director: Our Focus and Commitment to Efficiency

May 27, 2020

I write in the midst of unprecedented global activities related to the COVID-19 response. The financial and operational implications and demands on all UC Davis units have been severe, with each department facing unique circumstances and shifting priorities. More importantly, there are significant personal and professional challenges all of our students, employees and families are facing.

Fiscal Close Deadlines FY 2019-20

May 20, 2020
Please review the fiscal close deadlines for FY 2019-20. The first deadline is Monday, June 1 for certain Purchase Agreements and Purchase Orders.

Managing Change . . . For A Change!

May 15, 2020
The verdict is in, and it’s not good. Many organizational change initiatives fail to produce the desired results, leaving in their wake emptier coffers and a host of skeptical employees.

Making the Most of Engagement in the VUCA Vortex of Covid-19

May 01, 2020
As we continue to learn and evolve in unprecedented times, the sense that we are living in the term “VUCA world” has never seemed more true. The term was coined in the late 80’s, and stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity—certainly an accurate description of the last few months.

Catastrophic Leave Sharing Program Enhanced

May 01, 2020
To strengthen the Catastrophic Leave Program at UC Davis and UC Davis Health, employees may now donate vacation leave to a general pool for employees in need, in addition to donations for a particular employee.