May 3, 2010: Members of the UC Post-Employment Benefits Task Force held a forum at the Music Center Recital Hall to talk about their work and the range of possible options they are considering for the University's pension and retiree health programs. [More]
April 2: In a message to the campus community, Campus Provost Kliger shares information about campuswide budget allocations for the 2010-11 fiscal year — budget allocations that anticipate a net decline in state support of slightly more than $8 million, or 4.5 percent. [More]
January 6: UC President Yudof reports that Governor Schwarzenegger has proposed a constitutional amendment that would rebalance the state's priorities — increasing the state's investment in public higher education while reducing its expenditure on corrections. [More]
December 18, 2009: With a continued state budget deficit looming, Campus Provost Kliger reports that he has asked principal officers to evaluate the potential impacts of additional budget cuts — ranging from 5.5 to 11 percent in each academic and administrative division. [More]
November 10: Chancellor Blumenthal and Campus Provost/EVC Dave Kliger spoke and answered questions from staff and faculty on the current budget situation. Both sessions were recorded and are available for viewing.
November 3: Members of the UC Post-Employment Benefits Task Force held a fact-finding meeting at the Stevenson Event Center. President Yudof established the task force to study and recommend funding, policy, and benefits design alternatives to help UC develop a comprehensive, long-term approach to post-employment benefits.
September 11: Campus Provost Kliger reports that campus staff implementing the UC furlough/salary reduction plan are working on the "few [remaining] details affecting limited clusters of employees." [More]
September 10: In a letter to UC faculty, Lawrence Pitts, UC's interim provost and executive vice president of academic affairs, explains why he recommended to President Yudof that "faculty not use furlough days on days of face-to-face instruction." [More]
September 4: Campus Provost David Kliger says campus staff are hard at work on a furlough/salary reduction implementation plan. [More]
August 27: Peggy Delaney, interim vice chancellor for Planning and Budget, and Tom Vani, vice chancellor for Business and Administrative Services, provide information about an expansion of campus curtailment days. The additional days have been added as part of campuswide efforts to implement the UC systemwide furlough program. [More]
August 21: UC's Office of the President has posted new information on salary reduction/furlough implementation. The page includes links to a Q&A for administrators, the employee Q&A, and a new piece, Provisions Governing the Use of Furlough Time. More information is expected in coming days, including payroll guidelines. [More]
August 21: In his weekly update, Campus Provost David Kliger discusses some of the comments he has received about the budget process. [More]
August 14: UCOP explains how the university is able to fund certain critical construction projects during a fiscal crisis. [More]
August 14: CP/EVC Kliger discusses the impact of losing an average of 8 percent of staff and faculty work time when the pending salary reduction/furlough plan takes effect. [More]
August 7: CP/EVC Kliger describes the planning process for dealing with 20 percent less state support for instruction and academic support. [More]
August 3: UCOP has provided updated information on its furlough/salary reduction plan Q&A page.
July 15: Leading scientists from all 10 UC campuses are providing the UC Regents with a "white paper" today, elaborating on their July 6 letter to Governor Schwarzenegger; that letter warned that the proposed cuts to UC's budget will harm the future of science and technology in California and hurt the state's economy. [More]
July 10: In a letter and video to all UC faculty and academic and staff employees, President UC President Mark Yudof outlines the proposals for budget reduction strategies — including salary reductions or furloughs — that will be presented to the Board of Regents at its July 14-16 meeting. [More]
July 9: In an open letter to alumni and other friends of the university, three members of the Board of Regents and UC President Mark Yudof ask for help in spreading the word that UC excellence must be preserved and nurtured. [More]
July 9: UC President Yudof reiterates support for all 10 UC campuses in response to suggestions that some campuses be closed or their research activities scaled back. [More]
July 7: Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor David Kliger gives an update on budget planning actions and announces two scheduled forums in the Media Theater. [More]
Staff forum: Thursday, July 23, 12-1:30 p.m.
Faculty forum: Friday, July 31, 2-3:30 p.m.
July 6: More than 300 leading scientists from all 10 UC campuses have sent a letter to Governor Schwarzenegger warning that the proposed cuts to UC's budget will harm the future of science and technology in California and hurt the state's economy. [More]
July 1: In a letter to UC President Yudof, UCSC Chancellor Blumenthal provides a summary of the more than 650 campus comments received about furlough/salary reduction options under consideration [More]
June 30: In a letter to the UC community, President Yudof provides an update on furlough/salary reduction options and reports on comments he has received [More]