December 3, 2001
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Business and Administrative Services (BAS) is launching its second biennial customer
satisfaction survey this week. As with its first survey in 1999, BAS is asking faculty
and staff for feedback on the interactions they've had with any and all BAS units
and subunits in the past 12 months. The survey will run for two weeks, closing at
5 p.m. on Friday, December 14.
To participate in the survey, go to the BAS
Performance Measurement web site and click on "Customer Satisfaction"
to start the process. (The results of the 1999 customer satisfaction survey, as well
as a list of changes made as a result of that survey, can also be found there.) Initial
analysis of the survey results will be available at the Customer Satisfaction web
site in mid-January. For more information, contact Susan Willats, manager of management
initiatives, at (831) 459-3759 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This New Year's Eve, for the sixth consecutive year, UCSC is the official First Night Santa Cruz Volunteer Sponsor. First Night is one of Santa Cruz County's most popular cultural events, drawing more than 30,000 people downtown to celebrate New Year's Eve at performances and arts activities with their families and friends. Six hundred volunteers are needed to make this event happen and the campus is encouraged to participate.
For a three- to four-hour commitment, volunteers receive a blinking admission
button. Area and site managers and other volunteers who work more than eight hours
on the day of the event will also receive a "Friends of First Night" shirt
and an invitation to a thank-you party in January. The first
20 UC Santa Cruz staff, faculty, and students who volunteer for First Night will
receive an additional free First Night button. For more information or to
volunteer, call (831) 425-7277 or visit the First
Night Santa Cruz web site and mention that you are
with the campus for your additional free button.
The Bay Tree Bookstore is offering 20 percent off all stock in the General Book
Department for the month of December until the campus closes at the end of the day
on December 21. Special-order books and course books are excluded from the sale.
There will also be a special staff and faculty appreciation event on Wednesday, December
12, from noon to 5:30 p.m., when all gift items--including Slug apparel, candy, and
ornaments--will be 20 percent off. Have your faculty/staff ID available. For more
information, call (831) 459-4544.
The UCSC Fire Department will be collecting new unwrapped toys for local needy
children during the holiday season. Toys may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5
p.m., Monday through Friday, at the campus Fire Station on Chinquapin Road, across
from the Crown/Merrill Apartments, or at the campus Police Station in the H Barn
until December 21. For information or for toy pickup, contact Troy Souza at (831)
The winter campus closure begins Saturday, December 22, and continues through Tuesday, January 1. In all, the campus will be closed for 11 days: four days are scheduled holidays (December 24, 25, and 31 and January 1), four are weekend days, and three days are designated work days. To cover these three workdays, full-time staff employees are required to use 24 hours of vacation, compensatory time off, or leave without pay. More information about campus closure policies may be found on the Staff Human Resources web site.
The campus community is reminded to turn off lights, shut down computers and other office equipment, and close exterior windows before leaving for the break.
Some campus offices will be open and essential services will be provided during
the campus closure. For more information on facilities-related matters, contact Physical
Plant at (831) 429-3447 (memo
from Ilse Kolbus, acting director, Physical Plant).
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The Staff Advisory Board (SAB) and Chancellor Greenwood are hosting an open forum on Monday, December 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Earth and Marine Sciences Room B206. There will be ample time for staff questions and comments. Topics on the agenda include:
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