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Announcements and Updates

November Update from the Interim Vice Chancellor

Nov. 4, 2019 | You know it’s November when Daylight Saving Time ends and you’re counting down the days to turkey and stuffing. As we start the new month, here is a recap of recent news and some things to look forward to as we approach the end of the year. [Learn More]

DFA Staffing and Organizational Updates

Oct. 17, 2019 | Bianca Khanona has been appointed as Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Financial Planning and Analysis. The division also has created a new department that supports the Alpha Financials Project. [Learn More]

Update: Staff Assembly Town Hall Questions and Answers 

October 2019 | A Staff Town Hall was held March 26. Here are updated answers to questions from town hall attendees. Answers are provided by departments and service groups in the Division of Finance and Administration. [Town Hall Questions and Answers ]

October Update: Leadership Searches, Strategic Plan, Halloween Contest

Oct. 7, 2019 | Fall is in full swing, and October brings crispness to the air, pumpkin spice in your coffee, and Halloween spider webs to your porch. As we approach the halfway point of fall semester, here is some news to pass along. [Learn more]

AFI Update from Interim Vice Chancellor Michael Riley

Sept. 25, 2019 | Alan Coker, Associate Vice Chancellor of Auxiliary Enterprises and Fiscal Innovation (AFI), has decided to move on from UC Merced. Alan helped drive a restructuring of the university's affiliated services that will continue to provide convenient, customer-driven and cost-effective goods and services. [Learn more]

Mapping Out Our Future with a Strategic Plan

Sept. 16, 2019 | As the 2020 Project nears completion and student enrollment approaches 10,000, the Division of Finance and Administration has developed a long-range strategic plan that sets priorities for projects and initiatives in the years to come. [Learn more]

Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief of Staff Announced

June 27, 2019 | As we close as the fiscal year in a few days, and start anew, I want to take a moment to share with you the results of the Chief Human Resources Officer search as well as additional updates in the Division of Finance and Administration. [Learn more]

Michael Riley on the UC-Wide Cool Campus Challenge

Apr. 11, 2019 | As UC Merced representatives to UCs Global Climate Leadership Council, I want to add my encouragement to other emails you may have received asking you to participate in the Cool Campus Challenge. [Learn more].

A Message Regarding Staff Member Tammy Petree

Jan. 10, 2019 | It is with deep sadness that I write to inform you of the death of UC Merced staff member Tammy Petree after a lengthy battle with cancer. [Learn more].

Transition Update to the Division

Nov. 26, 2018 | As I begin to work with CFO/VCFA Veronica Mendez and our Finance and Administration teams to transition into my new role as Interim CFO/VCFA, I would like to let you know some of the steps I will take to ensure stability with the . . . [Learn more].

Update: Merit Increases for 2017-18

I am pleased to announce the University of California Office of the President has approved merit increases for the 2017-18 fiscal year. The authorized increase — announced July 19 and effective July 1 — is 3 percent of the pooled salaries for merit-eligible staff. . . . [Learn more].

Update on Supply Chain Modernization Initiative

July 18, 2018 | I am writing to provide you with good news regarding the campus’s ongoing work to update the efficiency of its procurement systems. Beginning this fall, Finance and Administration’s Office of Procurement and Contracting Services will begin implementation of Bobcat Buy. [Learn more].

Changes Within the Division of Finance and Administration

May 31, 2018 | As we near the close of another productive fiscal year, I am writing to let you know about some transitions and organizational changes within the Division of Finance and Administration designed to help us maintain sustainable business practices while promoting excellence in service. . . [Learn more].

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