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Staff Mentorship Program Accepting Applications

April 22, 2015

CAMP Registration Open

Applications are being accepted for the Career Advancement Mentorship Program (CAMP) for staff members. The program matches experienced staff members with colleagues who seek mentoring and professional development. The program starts July 1 and runs through June 30, 2016. Those interested in becoming mentors or mentees can apply online for the program. Applications are due by noon May 29.

UC Streamlines Retirement Savings Program Investment Fund Menu 

UC is streamlining the menu of investment funds available through the UC Retirement Savings Program (RSP) — the 403(b), 457(b), and Defined Contribution Plans. The new structure offers investment options in a broad range of asset classes and is designed to make choosing investments easy, no matter what kind of investor you are — hands-on or hands-off.

Beginning July 2, the updated fund menu will consist of professionally managed funds that are monitored by the Office of the Chief Investment Officer of the Regents, including:

  • UC Pathway Funds — Each fund has a diversified mix of assets with a target allocation that adjusts over time as each fund approaches its target date.
  • An updated menu of 15 additional investment funds representing a comprehensive range of asset classes.

Participants currently invested in any of the affected funds will receive a personalized statement and decision guide in the mail in late April.

Read more on UCNet. 

Professional Development Workshops

Professional development courses available through the end of April:

  • April 27: Supervising According to Union Contracts
  • April 28: Crucial Conversations; Session Two
  • April 29: Delegating for Success and Accountability

To register:

  1. Log in to the UC Learning Center using your UC Merced Net ID.
  2. Search for training by name in the search bar on the left of your screen.
  3. Select the course you are interested in, and click “register” to see offerings, schedule and location details.
  4. Check the box next to the class that fits your needs and click “submit” to register.

For information, email hrtraining@ucmerced.edu or call 209-228-8247.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

All employees who supervise others are required to complete sexual harassment prevention training every two years. The campus offers "Sexual Harassment Prevention Training: A Live Theater Performance" from 8:30-10:30 a.m. May 14 in COB 120. More information about the training is posted on the Human Resources website.

New Employee Orientation, Resources

The next new employee orientation is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 1 in the Chancellor's Conference Room (KL 232). For information, visit the new employee orientation Web page.

The first few weeks in a new job can be challenging. To ease the stress of settling in, Human Resources has compiled a list of resources to assist new employees in acclimating to the university. Whether you are new to UC Merced or in a position of supervising others, you will find value in this tool.