Librarians union ratifies agreement with UC

The American Federation of Teachers union ratified an agreement that provides merit increases for the university’s over 350 librarians, the UC Office of the President announced Monday. The agreement allows librarians to participate in a one-time merit-based salary increase program starting Oct. 1. The ratified agreement also allows librarians to be
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UC Office of the President releases payroll report

The UC Office of the President released the University of California’s annual payroll report for 2010 Wednesday, revealing a recent trend of declining state funding for employee compensation. The report, which outlines both the sources funding payroll and the groups receiving compensation, pinpoints the two major sources for funding of
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UC faculty, staff could be offered merit raises

University faculty and nonrepresented staff earning less than $200,000 annually will be eligible for merit raises under a plan announced this past week by the UC Office of the President. The pool of funds — included in the budget passed last fall by the UC Board of Regents — was
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UC says state audit advice was already in the works

Though a group of student leaders from throughout the UC is calling for the implementation of several recommendations made by a recently released state audit, university officials maintain that such transformations were in the works prior to the audit and are already being implemented. The audit of the university, which
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UC seeks employee comment on proposed policy amendments

Several amendments to a University of California employee policy were proposed by the UC Office of the President and effectively released Monday, calling for consideration of performance when making decisions regarding layoffs and time reduction. The proposed policy changes will allow employers throughout the UC to consider employees’ work performance
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Enrollment data show increase in nonresident students on campus

A record number of students have accepted offers of admission to UC Berkeley’s incoming freshman class, including an increased number of  out-of-state and international students totalling 30 percent, according to data released by the UC Office of the President Thursday. Over the past three years, the number of California resident
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Higher education accountability bill passes through state Senate committee

A bill that requires California to establish a system for reporting how its higher education institutions are meeting educational and economic  goals passed through the state Senate Education Committee last week. Assembly Bill 2 — introduced by state Assemblymember Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge — was passed by the committee
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UC Berkeley student nominated as 2012-13 student regent

The UC Office of the President announced today that a special committee of the UC Board of Regents has nominated Jonathan Stein, a UC Berkeley graduate student, to serve as student regent for 2012-13. Though the board will vote on the nomination at its July meeting, Stein would first serve
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