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Networking opportunities provided valuable insight from the ten universities and organizations present.

UC Davis Hosts First Intercollegiate Energy Summit

December 1, 2016

On Sept 15, the Energy Conservation Office (ECO) held the first UC-wide Energy Summit UC Davis. The summit allowed energy managers from campuses throughout North America to network and share ideas, innovations and strategies to improve energy efficiency in campus buildings.
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Preparing for the Campus’s New Water Supply

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(June 7) Campus officials are preparing for the arrival of a new domestic water supply, no sooner than Nov. 1, from the same project that is already delivering treated surface water to Davis and Woodland.
Read more at Dateline

New Home for Benefits Customer Service

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(June 7) Human Resources and the Shared Services Center are now working together to provide customer service for Davis campus employee benefits.
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UC Davis Employees Revitalized Thanks to WorkStrong Program

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(May 10) Occupational Health’s WorkStrong Program provides positive and lasting results for UC Davis employees who have experienced a work injury.
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Learning by Leading: Engaging Students in Outdoor Education

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(April 27) Learning By Leading, a program that has expanded from only three interns in 2007 to an average of 50-70 Arboretum interns per year, allows students to manage projects in environmental education, sustainable horticulture, and naturalized land management.
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The Unbreakable Tire Pump

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(April 4) UC Davis Employee Michael Johnston and crew engineered a new bicycle pump to withstand a university of over 15,000 cyclists.
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New Employee Onboarding Center: The One-Stop Spot for New Hires

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(March 15) Shared Services Center (SSC) opens a New Employee Onboarding Center conveniently located on-campus, providing an “all-in-one” stop for new employees.
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Free Immunization Services for UC Davis Faculty and Staff

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(March 10) Occupational Health’s Travel Program provides free travel consultation and immunization services to persons employed by UC Davis.
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UC Davis donates 3,235 lbs of produce to Yolo Food Bank

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(March 7) UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden’s Learning by Leading program hosted their first volunteer event to harvest the student-planted, educational-use fields west of the Student Farm.
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Other News

UC Davis, SunPower dedicate University of California’s largest campus solar power plant

Newly constructed 16.3-megawatt (AC) solar power plant, which UC Davis estimates will generate 14 percent of campus' electricity needs, is largest solar installation in UC system; expected to reduce campus’s carbon footprint by 9 percent, or 14,000 metric tons. Read more

More staff now eligible for chancellor's STAR awards

(Nov 3) Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi announced the expansion of her STAR Award Program, which recognizes staff members who go “above and beyond” in support of the campus’s core values, and called for nominations for the 2015 awards.
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What's NEW? Our employee welcome program

(Nov 3) The Davis campus is extending a new kind of welcome to new employees, by focusing on the people, the place and the culture of discovery that make this university a special place to work.
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Salary program for nonrepresented staff

(Jul 31) Supervisors will soon be communicating with their nonrepresented employees on the subject of the 2015-16 staff salary program. Raises for eligible employees will be retroactive to July 1.

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UPDATE: Old Davis Road median conversion

(Jul 30) The large median along Old Davis Road near the Mondavi Center for Performing Arts is in the process of being converted to a low-water, region-appropriate landscape. (Video and photos available)

Read more at the Arboretum blog

UC president announces $15/hour minimum wage

(July 22) UC President Janet Napolitano announced that the minimum wage for its workers — both direct and service contract employees — will be raised to $15 an hour over the next three years.

Read more at the University of California Press Room

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2015 Sustainability Annual Report

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The UC Davis 2015 Annual Sustainability Report is available. Check out our university’s progress toward meeting some of higher education’s most aggressive sustainability goals. Read more

Internship Opportunities

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The Office of the Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer has announced recruitment for the inaugural cohort of CFO interns. Learn more