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Engagement Survey Seeks Opinions About Working at UC

March 25, 2015

In partnership with all UC Staff Assemblies, the University of California is launching a survey to learn more about what its non-represented, policy-covered staff members think about working at the university.

During the week of March 30, a representative sample of staff members will receive an email from Towers Watson, a firm conducting the survey on UC’s behalf, with an invitation to take the survey. This is not spam, so please do not delete the email invitation.

The engagement survey aims to help UC better understand the views, experiences and needs of non-represented staff members on topics related to working at UC Merced, including career development, performance management and workplace collaboration.

The survey is completely confidential. Individual responses to the survey and personally identifying information will not be shared with UC.

Please note that union-represented employees will not participate in the survey because UC receives their feedback through their union representatives during the collective bargaining process.

The survey was developed by the Council of University of California Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) in collaboration with systemwide Human Resources’ Employee Relations department and Towers Watson, a national firm specializing in workforce opinion survey research. This is the second staff engagement survey; the first was in 2012. Results from that survey were shared with Office of the President senior leadership and the chancellor or senior administrators at each location. By comparing the results of the two surveys, UC Human Resources will get insight into areas where progress has been made and areas that need further effort and focus.

Questions about the survey should be directed to UCEngagementSurvey@towerswatson.com.