Online Web Chat with Human Resources VP Dwaine Duckett

To: UCSC Academic and Staff Employees

From: Charlotte Moreno, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Staff Human Resources; Pamela Peterson, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel

This is just a quick reminder that you are invited to join Dwaine Duckett, UC’s vice president for Human Resources, today from 1 - 2 p.m. in an online web chat about the health care rates for 2012, UCRP contributions, revised staff layoff policy and UC’s new family-friendly programs.

VP Duckett will answer faculty and staff questions about these HR topics during a live, web-based conversation with Penny Herbert, UC staff advisor to the Regents, and Ravinder Singh, chair of the Council of UC Staff Assemblies.

 To view the webcast, go to:

To submit questions and comments, participants must create an UStream account. This is a simple process that takes about one minute. Sign up for an account here: (Please note that it is not necessary to create a UStream account to view the webcast, only to submit questions and comments. More information on the technical requirements to view the webcast is given below.) We hope you will join us for this important event. For those who miss it, the webcast will be archived at the same address (

Technical information about participating in the webcast:

 To participate in the live webcast, we recommend the following:

  • A high-speed (broadband) Internet connection (1.5mbps/sec or greater)
  • Speakers and/or headphones to listen to audio

We have tested the stream and chat with the following Internet browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and 9*
  • Firefox 3
  • Safari 5
  • Google Chrome

*Please note: Users who attempt to create a UStream account using Internet Explorer 7 may encounter problems. We recommend using Firefox or Internet Explorer 8 to create an account. An account is required only if you wish to participate in the chat session; you may view the webcast without participating in the web chat and without creating a UStream account.