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Happy New Year BSFO!
January 2020 News Blitz

We wish you much success and prosperity in the year ahead. Welcome back to campus!

"Achieve Together" Performance Review Overview + Discussion with UC Path's Jan Crosbie-Taylor

Wednesday, January 22

Stiles Hall, 2400C Bancroft Way
UC Berkeley

Join us for this exclusive opportunity to learn about the new "Achieve Together" performance management program in a comfortable setting, and with ability to raise questions and concerns directly with UC Path Change Manager, Jan Crosbie-Taylor.

The following topics will be discussed:
  • New Achieve Together program overview
    • offer strategies /advice on how supervisors and staff can use this program as an opportunity to build in professional skills to enhance job functions 
  • Strategies for using LinkedIn Learning and the Extension courses now available for all staff & other training available
This is a "New Year" event you do not want to miss! We want all BSFO members to be well-informed of changes to performance review materials, as these changes can affect our careers, and we appreciate UC Path for agreeing to meet with our organization.
RSVP at by January 21 and feel free to bring your lunch.

Jan Crosbie-Taylor (she/her/hers) has been a Change Manager for over 10 years. She arrived at UC Berkeley in June 2019 and is very excited to be back at a higher education organization. Jan has a passion for learning, teaching and improving people's understanding of changes coming their way.  Jan is the Change Manager for UCPath and now is working on change management with Achieve Together, the new employee performance program.  

Copy of "Introducing - 'Achieve Together'" email sent by AVC-HR on October 30, 2019...

"Dear Colleagues,

Achieve Together, our brand new performance management program, is coming soon. The annual review for non-represented staff will go away after this current shortened cycle ending March 31, 2020, and be replaced with Achieve Together. This new program is focused on the professional development of employees and managers through a series of regular check-in conversations and performance-driven goals, eliminating the annual review. 

In order to get ready for Achieve Together, we need you to review your current goals and update them to reflect this shortened nine-month cycle. Meet with your manager and discuss any changes you may have, ensuring you’re both in sync on goals and expectations that are aligned with your departmental and campus strategies. With only nine months instead of the usual twelve, it’s important you both know what goals are possible and realistic.

More information will be coming soon regarding Achieve Together, but in the meantime, there is a website you can visit to help prepare for next year’s program, including what to expect, how it will affect any merit pay (hint: you’ll get it a lot faster!) and how often you’ll have check-in conversations with your manager. Stay tuned - there’s a lot more to come!

Eugene Whitlock, AVC-HR
Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
University of California, Berkeley
2199 Addison Street, Suite 192
Berkeley, CA 94720-3540
(510) 642-4947

Cheers from BSFO Leadership!

We want to thank all those who attended our 2019 Holiday Mixer, and appreciate your thoughts and well wishes if you were unable to attend.

We look forward to producing dynamic events throughout 2020 and look forward to building community as Black staff and faculty on campus!

BSFO Executive Board
(Image from bottom: Takiyah Franklin, Rebecca Ulrich, Kristian Dawson, Tyrone Wise, Ashlee Baylis, and *forever* BSFO Executive Board member, Sid Reel)

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