News

ERSO's Faculty Speaking Series on 01/22/2020

01/22/2020

ERSO's Faculty Speaking Series launched on January 22nd with Professor Ken Goldberg, William S. Floyd Jr. Distinguished Chair in Engineering and Chief Scientist at Ambidextrous Robotics. ERSO staff enjoyed learning about Professor Goldberg's research in robotics and AI. His lecture was captivating and all in the audience were engaged. Over 50 ERSO staff attended the lecture. A huge thank you to Professor Goldberg for sharing his precious time with us!

RA Appreciation Event on 01/15/2020

01/15/2020

Angela Brito-Baldwin, Sarah Gaugler and Derek Johnson pose with Chancellor Christ at the RA Appreciation event on 1-15-20 where they were recognized for their significant contributions as research administrators.

It was very exciting to see Angela Brito-Baldwin, Sarah Gaugler and Derek Johnson pose with Chancellor Christ at the RA Appreciation event on 1-15-20 where they were recognized for their significant contributions as research administrators. Angela was recognized as the Rookie of the Year, Sarah was recognized for the Superstar and Derek was recognized for the Big Kahuna. It was a lovely event at the Bancroft Hotel. Various senior leaders thanked the research administration community for their many contributions and impact on research at Berkeley. Our own Tom Parsons and Sanchita Pal were on the event's planning committee and their hard work was evident. Way to go Angela, Sarah and Derek, we are proud of you!

Spring Student & GSR Hiring/Onboarding Schedule

01/07/2020

Student & GSR Hiring/Onboarding Schedule

Student and GSR Hiring sessions are held in 199M Cory as follows:

Tuesday 9am-11am
Wednesday 1pm-3pm
Thursdays 1pm-3pm

Contact ERSOStudentHiring@erso.berkeley.edu with any questions about the hiring process.

ERSO 2019 Holiday Party

12/18/2019

ERSO staff enjoyed time together at the Holiday party on December 18th. Wonderful food, festivities and cheer was had by all.

8 individuals were recognized for their exceptional customer service.

ERSO's generosity was evident by impressive amount of gifts given to donate to the Toys for Tots program.

ERSO wishes everyone a very Happy Holiday season!

Open Enrollment 2020 ends on November 26th at 5pm

10/31/2019

UC offers a wealth of valuable benefits for faculty and staff, and Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review your UC benefits to make sure you have the best coverage for 2020.

Learn about benefit changes and details benefit plans for 2020 by visiting the UC Open Enrollment website. And don’t forget, you must enroll or re-enroll in the Health and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA's) if you want to participate in 2020.

To make your Open Enrollment elections, visit the UC Open Enrollment website. The following resources are available if you have any questions during the Open Enrollment period.

Spring 2020 GSR Appointment Deadline is November 15, 2019

10/18/2019

GSR Appointment Deadlines

11/15/2019 - Graduate Student Researcher Appointment Request must be submitted and approved to ensure timely hiring for Spring 2020.
01/06/2020 - GSRs, both new and rehires, must complete paperwork to ensure January 2020 paycheck is received on 02/01/2020.
01/14/2020 - Last day to complete hiring paperwork.

UCPath does not allow us to accommodate late requests, so it's important to adhere to these deadlines.

Hiring/Onboarding Schedule

Student and GSR Hiring sessions are held in 199M Cory as follows:

Tuesdays 9am-11am
Wednesdays 1pm-3pm
Thursdays 1pm-3pm

Contact ERSOStudentHiring@erso.berkeley.edu with any questions about the hiring process.

BRS Curtailment 2019 Deadlines

10/18/2019

ERSO is observing the annual closure of campus to conserve energy which will occur this year between Monday, December 23, 2019 and Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

ERSO is adhering to the Berkeley Regional Service Curtailment 2019 Deadlines.

ERSO Receiving deadlines:

  • Shipments received at 266 Sutardja Dai Hall by Thursday, December 19th will be delivered by Friday, December 20th.
  • Any shipment received after Thursday, December 19th will be delivered by Thursday, January 2nd.
  • Contact erso-receiving@erso.berkeley.edu with questions.

If you have any questions regarding ERSO internal deadlines, please contact the respective functional Team using their email alias: http://www.erso.berkeley.edu/erso/content/contact-us

Other important deadlines for campus:

SPO Proposal Submission: https://rac.berkeley.edu/winter_curtailment.html

Supply Chain Management (SCM) will have reduced staffing from December 20, 2019 through January 3, 2020 for the winter break.

  • The BearBuy system will remain up and available to campus users during this period.
  • Turnaround time will be slower than published Service Levels due to limited staff availability. We strongly advise that departments submit purchase requests for services and high value orders (over $10,000) no later than December 2nd if the goods or services are needed between December 20th and January 3rd.
  • Emergency acquisitions and automatic approvals (such as catalog orders under $5,000.00) will continue to be processed over the curtailment period of December 24 through January 1. If you have an emergency during this time, please email your assigned buyer and copy supplychain@berkeley.edu with the subject line "Emergency Acquisition" and a description of the business need. A buyer will contact you as soon as possible during regular business hours. Emergencies are defined as purchases necessary to protect the life-safety of the campus community or required to maintain research and business continuity.
  • Report any service issues or unscheduled down time to bearbuyhelp@berkeley.edu.

Key deadlines announced for PPS retirement

08/09/2019

ERSO PET request process and deadlines: Completed and approved PET forms may either be dropped off at 197M Cory Hall or emailed to ersopayroll@erso.berkeley.edu. In order to ensure timely processing and corrections before the system is retired, the last submission deadline is Monday, August 19, 2019.

https://regionalservices.berkeley.edu/news/key-deadlines-announced-pps-retirement

Fall 2019 GSR Appointment Deadline is July 15, 2019

07/03/2019

GSR Appointment Deadlines

07/15/2019 - Graduate Student Researcher Appointment Request must be submitted and approved to ensure timely hiring for Fall 2019.
08/08/2019 - GSRs, both new and rehires, must complete paperwork to ensure August paycheck is received on 09/01/2019.
08/21/2019 - Last day to complete hiring paperwork; however, any paperwork completed after 8/8/19 risk receiving their August paycheck on 10/01/2019.

UCPath does not allow us to accommodate late requests, so it's important to adhere to these deadlines.

Hiring/Onboarding Schedule

Student and GSR Hiring sessions are held in 199M Cory as follows:

Tuesdays 9am-11am
Wednesdays 1pm-3pm
Thursdays 1pm-3pm

Contact ERSOStudentHiring@erso.berkeley.edu with any questions about the hiring process.

New Certified Research Administrators

06/25/2019

The Certified Research Administrator (CRA) is a designation granted by the Research Administrators Certification Council. After much hard work and an arduous examination Miriam Kader, Sanchita Pal, Judy Tam and Sarah Gaugler have just been certified and are now in the national registry. Congratulations!

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