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Donate to the Staff Emergency Fund  

We have exhausted our UC Davis Campus Staff Emergency Funds by supporting staff in financial distress. Help us grow the fund and we’ll keep helping UC Davis staff so they can keep making the university better every day.  

In 2021, we awarded $48,500 to 60 Davis campus staff who faced unforeseen financial hardship. There are applications we could fund immediately if you’ll help us rebuild the fund.  

A Conversation with Records Team Supervisor Ali Cordone

Ali is the supervisor of the Health Records Unit, where she has worked for the past 2 years.  Before joining the SSO, Ali was the Assistant Registrar, Enrollment & Records with UC Davis.  She was a college athlete, has two teenage kids, and worked for the Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park, New York.


Setting clear boundaries and holding ourselves and others to them seems to show up regularly as a top skill to have and part of success and happiness in life and relationships. Similar to other keys to success, actually doing it can be hard.

Webinars and Help Desks

UC Davis Employee Benefits and UCPath are hosting Help Desks and Q&A Sessions to help employees understand their benefits.

A Conversation with People Services Manager, Teri Sugai

Teri Sugai came to UC Davis mid-career looking for a change after working long hours for a small family-run company. She started off her journey at Davis in Central Payroll but hoped to
enter a more HR-focused position. In 2008 Teri made the switch to work at Facilities, before helping to create the Shared Service Organization as we know it today.

Ben: You played a significant role in creating the SSO. Tell us about how it came to be, how that led to today, and what your role was.