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Systemwide News

Caring for elders, caring for yourself

Caring for an aging parent while juggling work and raising a family can be stressful. Read about the resources UC offers from free one-on-one counseling to support groups.

Read more about caring for an aging parent.


Donate to save lives

405 Tax Checkoff

Supporting cancer research is easy, especially if you're about to complete your California tax form. Read about how you can support cancer research with a simple check of a box.

Read more about donating to save lives.


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Your roadmap to retirement at your fingertips

Whether you're just starting your career or close to retiring, UC's new online Retirement Review helps you understand how much you can expect to receive from the UC Retirement Plan and your retirement savings when you retire.

Read more about the new roadmap to retirement.


Getting the picture of science

At UC Santa Cruz's OpenLab, artists and researchers collaborate to produce innovative multimedia and designs to explain science. Watch the video or read the transcript about OpenLab.

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People Who Make A Difference

Across UC, staff and faculty make a difference on the job and in their free time. Read about a few of their latest contributions.

Staff Advisor brings employees' concerns to UC leaders

Staff Advisor - Penny Herbert

During her tenure as Staff Advisor to the Regents, Penny Herbert has fostered more direct communication between UC staff and its leaders. Read about Herbert's experience as Staff Advisor.

UC administrative assistant ministers to
at-risk teens

Barbara Jim-George

UCOP administrative assistant Barbara Jim-George is making a difference in her community by launching a nonprofit program to stop at-risk teen girls from becoming victims of human trafficking.

Read about Barbara Jim-George making a difference in her community.

Do you know someone who is making a difference?
You can nominate a UC staff or faculty member to be featured here. Send their name and a brief description of how they are contributing to UC or their wider community to .

HR Briefs


Watch for family member eligibility verification mailing in mid-March

UC Human Resources launches project to verify eligibility of family members enrolled in health benefits. Faculty, staff and retirees must respond by May 17. Read more about the project.

You can read more HR news on At Your Service.

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