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September 27, 2019

September 18, 2019

A location change was recently announced for Berkeley’s new employee onboarding sessions conducted by Berkeley Regional Services (BRS). Currently, these onboarding sessions are offered each week at 457 Evans Hall. Because of the popular demand for these sessions, and to give new Berkeley staff a much better experience with ample room to complete their new employee paperwork, etc., a new more convenient space has been secured. This move will also reduce the impacts on other groups occupying that floor at Evans Hall. 

September 5, 2019

August 30, 2019

August 26, 2019

TAM (Talent Acquisition Management System) is unavailable for posting jobs and reviewing applications as of 12 PM on August 22 through 8 AM on September 4. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

August 23, 2019

(Editors note: The following was a campus email from Pamela Miller, Executive Director, Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) on Aug. 16, 2019.)

To the Campus Community,

August 22, 2019

The following is a summary of some helpful information that will help prepare the campus for any pay-impacting issues around the beginning of September as Berkeley begins the Fall Semester.

As announced previously, UCPath will experience system outages (aka "lockouts") when the next sister campuses (UC Davis, et all) go live in September. During conversion, the UCPath system will be down for all locations as noted below; this includes all inquiry and self-service functions: 

August 12, 2019

Fall 2019 ASE/GSR Hiring

August 8, 2019

July 31, 2019

ProS Region Weekly CAO Briefing 

July 31, 2019 

About this Briefing: 

This briefing is designed to codify information that we believe will be most useful to our regional clients. This briefing will be provided to CAOs on a weekly basis as necessary. CAO's will share the information in this briefing more broadly within their school. 

July 24, 2019

A reminder that over the next several months, there will be planned UCPath system-wide lockouts when additional sister campuses (UC Davis and ANR (Agriculture and Natural Resources) cut over to UCPath. During these timeframes, there will be no access to UCPath (not even inquiry).

July 22, 2019

Editor's note: This CalMessage from Vice Chancellor for Administration and Vice Chancellor for Research was sent to Campus on July 19, 2019. The audience is faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and staff who plan to submit proposals to non-profit and/or government sponsors through Berkeley's Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) on or after September 1, 2019.

July 19, 2019

ProS Region Weekly CAO Briefing
July 19, 2019

About this Briefing:

This briefing is designed to codify information that we believe will be most useful to our regional clients. This briefing will be provided to CAOs on a weekly basis as necessary. CAOs will share the information in this briefing more broadly within their school.

The following CalMessage was sent to Berkeley Faculty on July 18, 2019. It represents a collaborative team comprised of Berkeley Regional Services (BRS), Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA), the Berkeley International Office (BIO), UCPath and the VC Research Office who have developed a revised process for the timely collection of University Services fees for Visiting Scholars and Visiting Student Researchers. This change was required as critical system checks in the previous process could not be supported through UCPath without significant customization. 

July 10, 2019

July’s BRS Insights e-newsletter is coming soon.

The next edition of Berkeley Regional Services “BRS Insights” e-newsletter, is almost ready for distribution! This bi-monthly newsletter is intended to keep interested faculty and staff abreast of region-related news and information and point to relevant resources for more in-depth information.

June 24, 2019

ProS Region Weekly CAO Briefing

June 24, 2019

About this Briefing:

June 7, 2019

About this Briefing:

This briefing is designed to codify information that we believe will be most useful to our regional clients. This briefing will be provided to CAOs on a weekly basis as necessary. CAOs will share the information in this briefing more broadly within their school.   

May 28, 2019

Please note that the existing Campus Shared Services (CSS) website will be decommissioned at the end of this month. The site will become deactivated, beginning on June 3-4. 

As a result there will be an automatic re-direct of sharedservices.berkeley.edu to our new Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) website at https://regionalservices.berkeley.edu

May 15, 2019

The Vice Chancellor Administration (VCA) has just announced year end deadlines for FY18-19 and is available on the VCA(link is external) website. This year’s closing steps mirror those in previous years for the  VCA divisions of Berkeley Regional Services (BRS), Supply Chain Management (SCM), and Central Human Resources (CHR).

May 7, 2019

Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) has learned of upcoming planned scheduled maintenance days for campus systems that are scheduled for Friday, May 10, 2019, affecting the enterprise systems of Blu, BearBuy, and HCM. There will be some impacts to services that BRS provides the campus as a result of these outages:

Blu and BearBuy outage Friday 5/10, 6:00AM - 2:00PM - Blu and BearBuy will be undergoing some technical maintenance and will be unavailable. When Blu is down, access to BearBuy is also turned off.