Web Town Hall on UC Benefits

To: UCSC Faculty and Staff

From: Assistant Chancellor Ashish Sahni

This is a reminder that UC leaders will host a first-ever systemwide online town-hall meeting to talk with faculty, staff, and retirees about post-employment benefits, health care costs, UC's budget, and other university issues.

The 90-minute live, interactive webcast will take place on Friday, September 24, beginning at 10 a.m. This is a vital opportunity to learn about the recommendations of the UC Post-Employment Benefits Task Force, as well as other matters. Information about the task force's recommendations is available online at http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/ouruniversity/0810/.

Panelists will include Nathan Brostrom, executive vice president for business operations; Peter Taylor, chief financial officer; Dwaine Duckett, vice president for human resources; and Provost Lawrence Pitts, executive vice president for academic affairs of the UC system. The event will be moderated by Penelope Herbert, staff advisor-designate to the Regents.

Faculty, staff, and retirees from across the university will be able to view the webcast by going to http://www.ustream.tv/ucevents.

This event is intended to give participants a chance to ask questions about UC benefits and to share any concerns they have. To submit questions and comments, participants must create a UStream account, a simple process that takes about a minute. Sign up for an account here: http://www.ustream.tv/login-signup.

The webcast will be recorded and available for viewing at http://www.ustream.tv/ucevents. A transcript will also be made available.