Announcements and Updates
Staff Assembly Town Hall Questions and Answers
Apr. 19, 2019 | Please note: The questions and answers posted here do not reflect the complete list of questions asked at the March 26th Staff Town Hall. We are featuring questions whose answers have been provided by the departments and service groups within the Division of Finance & Administration. March 26th Town Hall Questions and Answers
A Message from Mike Riley about 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. . . [read more].
Winter Update From Interim Vice Chancellor and CFO Michael Riley
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, Tammy passed away on Wednesday . . . [read 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 . . . [read more].
Fall Update from Vice Chancellor and CFO Veronica Mendez
Sept. 20, 2018 | While we are only few weeks into the fall quarter, I want to take a moment to reflect on the tremendous accomplishments we have already made as a campus community. Last month we celebrated the opening of the first three ...[read 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. . . . [read 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, a new toolset which will . . . [read 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. . . [read more].
2020 Project Management Team Established
Mar. 10, 2016 | We are pleased to announce several key personnel moves that are critical to the next phase of the 2020 Project that is designed to roughly double the physical size of UC Merced. . . [read more].