UC retiree input needed in survey to tell story of collective activities, accomplishments

The impact of UC staff and non-senate academic retirees is being captured in a systemwide survey going on now through October 23.

Retired UC staff members and non-Senate academics are asked to participate in a brief, confidential survey led by the Council of UC Retiree Associations (CUCRA).

CUCRA, an organization that advocates for all UC retirees at the systemwide level, is conducting the survey to better tell the stories of the collective activities and accomplishments of retirees following UC employment.

Participation in the survey will:

  • Enable CUCRA, its member retirees associations and retiree centers to advocate more effectively on behalf of UC retirees.
  • Help the UC Office of the President and campus and laboratory administrators better understand the contributions made by retirees to UC and the broader community.
  • Assist UC retirees associations and retiree centers to create and improve useful programs and services for retirees.
  • Provide retirees with comprehensive information about their collective contributions and achievements.

The first CUCRA survey, conducted in 2016, brought to light the number of UC retirees who continue to make a significant difference – including a remarkable 65% of survey respondents who reported volunteering in some capacity.

Information about this year’s survey and the report from the 2016 survey, “UC Retirees: Advocates, Ambassadors, Assets” appear on the CUCRA survey web page at http://cucra.org/survey.