Student spirit!

Special shoutout to Event Services Unit student workers Victoria Berdin (UC Berkeley senior) and Leticia Camacho (UC Berkeley sophomore) for their inexhaustible work during Alumni Reunion Weekend. Their wonderful attitude, spirit, and work ethic was a shining light during the planning and execution of Berkeley Law’s biggest alumni event of the year. On behalf of the entire reunion committee, THANK YOU, we truly could not have done it without you.

Submitted by Rachel DeLetto

Cup of Joe

 I want very much to have a coffee with the staff at least once a semester. I have no agenda, just a chance to get together and talk. Our first coffee will be on Monday, Nov. 6, from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Warren Room.

I very much look forward to it!

Warm regards,

10-Second Bio

Name: gar Russell

Title: Director of Operations

Dept./Unit: Operations

When I started working here: 1989

What I do in five words or less: Keep the building afloat.

The best part about working here: The great folks I work with.

Something you don’t know about me: Up until recently, I suppose, folks didn’t know that I’m a writer. My first novel is coming out Oct. 29. I also write a blog.

One weird fact about the town I grew up in: Good grief, I grew up in LA—too many weird facts to choose from!

If I could have any job in the world (besides the one I have now) it would be: Writer


New Hires

Welcome to Our New Employees:

Shivani Bhatia,  Director of Finance & Business Services

Andrea Cousins, Interim Annual Fund Officer

Diane Sprouse, Interim Office Manager

Going above and beyond!

Heartfelt thanks to the Alumni Department and Thembi Jackson and Nancy Donovan of the Events Services Unit for planning and coordinating the memorial celebrating the life and career of Prof. Herma Hill Kay. And thanks to all the volunteers who helped host the event.

Submitted by anonymous

On the Move!

Faculty visiting other law schools, on sabbatical or leave this fall:

  • Eric Biber (Sabbatical)
  • Peter Menell (Sabbatical)
  • Melissa Murray (Visiting NYU)
  • Justin McCrary (Visiting Columbia Law)
  • Angela Onwuachi-Willig (Leave)

Identity Protection Services

With the recent Equifax breach, many people have been asking how to protect their identity.

If you have elected the ARAG Pre-paid Legal plan, you already have access to identity protection services. The plan’s benefits include credit monitoring, full-service identity restoration, and identity theft insurance. You can find more details in the ARAG plan booklet. Please note that you must take the action outlined in the booklet to activate these services.

If you aren’t sure if you’ve elected this plan, sign in to At Your Service and view your benefits. Questions? Contact Campus Shared Services at 510-664-9000, option 3.

2018: Save the Date!
To explore additional resources and support related to your personal financial matters, the 7th Annual Financial Fair for Personal Finance will be held on March 15, 2018.

2017 Curtailment Dates

Campus is planning its annual energy conservation closures for the end-of-year holidays. Enjoy!

Closure dates will occur between Mon. Dec. 25, 2017 and Mon., Jan. 1, 2018.

The closure days are:

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017:         Administrative & Academic Holiday
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017:        Administrative & Academic Holiday
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017:  Closure day
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017:      Closure day
Friday, Dec. 29, 2017:           Administrative & Academic Holiday
Monday, Jan. 1, 2018:          Administrative & Academic Holiday

Wage Increases Effective October 1, 2017

Student Workers
The UC Berkeley campus will increase the minimum wage for all student (casual/restricted) jobs to $13.75/hour effective Oct. 1, 2017 to be in alignment with the upcoming minimum wage increase implemented by the City of Berkeley. This minimum wage implementation primarily affects our student assistants. All impacted biweekly paid employees will see this change on their Oct. 18 paycheck.

UC Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan
Effective on Oct. 1, 2017, Central Human Resources will implement the UC Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan rate of $15.00/hour for all eligible UC Berkeley employees.

2018 Open Enrollment: Oct. 26 – Nov. 21

UC Open Enrollment 2018 for health and welfare benefits began Oct. 26 at 8 am and ends Nov. 21 at 5 pm.

The enrollment website is live and contains all the details about options, costs, and what’s changing in 2018. Booklets were also mailed out on Fri., Oct. 20.

You can attend information sessions and schedule a one-on-one phone consultation. Please see the Berkeley Law HR Benefits webpage for more information.

Please note: While HR representatives will be attending all sessions, health plan representatives will only be present at the Oct. 31 session.