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Staff Experience Survey is Underway!

October 12, 2020
We want to understand staff engagement and continuously improve the staff experience at work so we're surveying all staff on the Davis Campus through Oct. 31.

Proposed UCOP Curtailment Program 2020-21

October 22, 2020
This year, we are contemplating an expanded minimum curtailment period in order to address our financial challenges, while minimizing impacts to employees.

On-Site YMCA Camps

October 21, 2020
UC Davis WorkLife, in partnership with the YMCA, is launching “Learning Labs” on the UC Davis and UC Davis Health campuses for children in kindergarten through sixth grade to help with distance learning and enrichment activities.

2021 Open Enrollment Highlights

October 21, 2020
Premium changes for UC Davis and ANR employees are moderate again this year, with increases ranging from $0 to $6 per month. 

UCPath Webinars for Open Enrollment

October 21, 2020
UCPath is hosting one-hour interactive webinars offering tips on navigating the enrollment process and an overview of this year’s choices and changes. 

Brain Say What? Emotional Agility in a VUCA world

October 13, 2020
Emotions. We all have them. They are a part of our shared human experience. But, what do we do with them when they creep up at work and sabotage our productivity, relationships, and reputations?

Flu Vaccinations: Self-Reporting and Exemptions

October 12, 2020
According to the revised UC Flu Vaccination Executive Order, all employees and students who will be accessing any UC Davis facility during the 2020-21 influenza season are required to receive and report their flu vaccination by Nov. 1.

Voluntary Separation Program

October 05, 2020
Severance pay may be available to Davis campus, School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing staff who voluntarily elect to leave their jobs.

COVID Operations and Fall Hiring

September 08, 2020
Due to COVID-19 guidelines, the SSO has been conducting remote video onboarding, (including verification of I-9 documents) since March 18, 2020. 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires original I-9 documents and in-person verification.  In light of COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, DHS granted an exception that allows employers to verify I-9s remotely, with the stipulation that documents be verified in person at a future date. The current DHS exception is valid through November 19, 2020.

ID Badge Process

September 08, 2020
The SSO is continuing to process employee ID cards and retiree cards remotely. At this time there is no in-person processing or walk-in service. 

To request an ID please send an email to  Please include ALL of the following information with your request: 

DV and Purchasing Reminders

September 08, 2020
Below you can find reminders for commonly used forms and guidelines related to DV and purchasing work done through the SSO. DV and Purchasing Related Reminders Forms/Guidelines Description Memberships  For Memberships, we require back-up documentation showing the amount they also require either a Dean, Department Chair or a Vice Chancellor’s approval. Refunds For refunds that we process for our clients, we are required to provide proof of original payment to the University. Utility For Utility payments, we are required to attach

SSO Funding Updates

September 08, 2020
Effective September 1, 2020, departments will no longer need to update funding for the actions listed below. 

Currently, the SSO only enters funding information for brand new positions. We are pleased to announce that we will  also be adding/updating funding in relation to the following actions: