Council of University of California Staff Assemblies



In support of the mission of the University of California it is the purpose of the Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) to maintain and enhance communication within the University Community on matters of interest to staff employees in accordance with California laws and Regent policy.
The constituency of the Council is understood to be staff employees of the University of California. The Council is involved in matters of interest and concern to those who are not exclusively represented and may address matters not within the scope of representation for those exclusively represented.


Summer Meeting at UCOP: June 1-3, 2016


June 1 – 3, 2016, the CUCSA delegation gathered at Office of the President for our quarterly meeting.  The delegation attended and conducted presentations, participated in networking events, explored local staff assembly best practices, and began to identify topics for future workgroups.

The opening day featured presentations and Q&A with systemwide staff HR and the Academic Senate.  Guest speakers included:  Heather Pineda (Senior Consultant, HR-Benefits Programs and Strategy, UCOP), Dan Hare (Faculty Representative to the Regents and Chair of the UC Academic Senate), and Jim Chalfant (Faculty Representative to the Regents and Vice Chair of the UC Academic Senate). On day two, speakers included:  Cheryl Lloyd (Chief Risk Office, UCOP) Arthur Guimaraes (Associate Chief Investment Officer and Chief Operating Officer, UCOP) and De Acker and LaWana Richmond (Staff Advisors to the Regents).  On Friday, the delegation was joined by University of California President, Janet Napolitano, and Thera Kalmijn (Executive Director of Operations, UCOP).

President Napolitano presented on the overarching UC strategy and updated the delegation on efforts to support professional development. She offered sincere appreciation for the staff and all of the hard work they do for the University. The delegation had a lively discussion with the President and is thankful for her candid responses and ongoing support.  Finally, CUCSA thanked departing delegates for their service and recognized our outgoing chair, Greta Carl-Halle.

A full meeting summary is posted HERE.


CUCSA 2016 - 2017

CUCSA 2016

The CUCSA delegation meets quarterly for 2 1/2 days to share organizational best practices, communicate and collaborate on issues of concern for UC Staff.

The 2016 - 17 meetings are:

This year, the delegation will be examining the following topics:

  • Financial Literacy
  • Government Advocacy
  • Internal Operations
  • Mental Health
  • Staff Diversity

Regular updates and the results of the delegates' work will be posted on the website so visit often!

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