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Retirement Benefits for Future UC Employees

As a result of last year’s 2015 budget agreement with state leaders, the University of California (UC) is developing new retirement benefits for future UC employees (those hired on or after July 1, 2016). A task force, established by UC President Napolitano, has recommended retirement benefit options that are proposed for review and anticipated for presentation to the UC Board of Regents in March 2016. Full report and recommendations are available at: http://ucal.us/2016retirement.

In addition to the materials online, one last webinar is scheduled TODAY to discuss the recommendations and receive questions and/or comments from interested faculty and staff. UC Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Rachael Nava, who chaired the task force, will host the sessions.

Wednesday, February 10 from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Go to https://www.readytalk.com and enter the participant code: 5854736
And call 1-877-718-7043 to listen to the webinar.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award

The Committee on Diversity and Equal Opportunity is responsible for administering the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award. This year CODEO will award one staffer this award. This award will honor a staff member who has demonstrated a high regard for diversity by demonstrating a commitment to the spirit of diversity, demonstrating leadership abilities through positive interaction between persons of different cultural backgrounds, and displaying behavior that illustrates commitment to inclusion of persons within the institution who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups. The deadline for the award is Friday, February 19th at 5:00 pm.


Instructions to apply: 2016 Nominations Brochure


If you have anyquestions, contact Annie Speights at aspeights@senate.ucla.edu, in the Academic Senate Office

UCLA Anderson: “Speak Easy” Toastmasters

How would you feel if you could present your point of view more persuasively? Whether we are motivating colleagues, conveying information to constituents, collaborating with inside and outside our organizations, we can all benefit from better communication skills.

Toastmasters is an organization that enables members to improve communication skills in a safe, encouraging, supportive environment. UCLA Anderson now has a club called Anderson Speak Easy. We meet every 1st & 3rd Friday of every month.

It is an ideal place to work through your fears of speaking in public and to practice your presentation skills.

Our next meeting will be on Friday, February 19th, 1:00-2:00pm, within the Anderson Complex. Representatives from Toastmasters will be on hand to discuss the benefits of joining Toastmasters. If you’re interested in learning more about, please conatct Donna Robinson donna.robinson@anderson.ucla.edu

UCLA Staff Retiree Center Survey

The UCLA Emeriti/Retirees Relations Center (ERRC) needs your help! The Center is looking into ways to better serve the current and retired staff communities through advocacy, education and personalized services pre- and post- retirement. We hope you will take 5 minutes to complete a brief survey to help us with this goal. As a thank you for participating, you can enter to win a $50.00 Bruin Store gift card! To be included in the raffle, just enter your contact information at the beginning of the survey. Responses will be accepted until Friday, February 19, 2016. The raffle drawing will be held on Monday, February 29th.

If you have issues with or questions about the survey, please contact Lisa Payne LLPayne@mednet.ucla.edu

Click here to begin the survey!

All feedback provided will be kept confidential. You can also learn more about our center on our website: http://www.errc.ucla.edu/


UCLA Basketball: Faculty & Staff Offers

Women's Basketball - Free Admission
See #20 UCLA Women's Basketball take on the Washington State Cougars on February 12 for UCLA Women's Basketball's 10th Annual Pink Game! The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a UCLA pink t-shirt. OR Join us on February 14 as the Bruins take on the Washington Huskies for our Harry Potter Day. The first 1,000 fans will receive Harry Potter glasses!

Receive up to four (4) complimentary admissions for you and three others when you show your UCLA Faculty/Staff ID or paycheck stub at the door.


UCLA WBB vs. Washington State
Fri, Feb. 12 @ 7 pm


UCLA WBB vs. Washington
Sun, Feb. 14 @ 11am


For a complete list of special UCLA Faculty/Staff offers and events, visit uclabruins.com/facultystaff


UCLA Recreation: Improvised Weapons Seminar

This self-defense seminar will cover the use of everyday items as self-defense tools in various attacks. Regular items such as pens, water bottles, backpacks, belts and scarves can be used to protect yourself from an attack especially if the attacker has a knife or some other dangerous weapon. This multi-disciplined seminar will include techniques from Filipino Martial Arts, Ninjutsu, Silat and Hapkido. Students will be able to learn how to use their everyday items in efficient and effective ways to disable the bad guy!

When – Friday February 12th at 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where – John Wooden Center – Blue Room
How – Register using linkhttps://secure.recreation.ucla.edu/Course/Search.aspx?categoryId=496db23f-5444-4898-8206-d3888e482456

UCLA Recreation Members $25
Community Members $35 (bring friends and family!)