University of California, San Diego

March 3, 1995
SUBJECT: Staff Affirmative Action Training Program Committee,
1995/96, Call for Individual Proposals
One of UCSD's affirmative action objectives is to increase the diversity in career positions (Staff, A&PS and MAP) where there is insufficient representation of people of color and women. The implementation of the Staff Affirmative Action Training Program is one method by which this objective may be achieved.
I am pleased to announce the call for individual proposals for the 1995/96 fiscal year. Approximately $14,000 is expected to be available for individual proposals, with a $500.00 maximum award for each individual.
The program provides funds for training opportunities for people of color and women who are career employees who have completed their probationary period, and seeking advancement to higher level positions that are underutilized. By matching an applicant's ethnicity or gender to an upgraded position that is underutilized in that same ethnic or gender category, the program creates a direct "pipeline" to remedy areas of specific underutilization.
Requirements, selection criteria and an application form are attached. Eligible applicants should submit the application form to the Staff Affirmative Action Office, 0923, no later than March 31, 1995. The Committee will review proposals and make recommendations by June 15, 1995.
Further questions may be directed to the Staff Affirmative Action Office, Extension 45717.
Steven W. Relyea
Vice Chancellor
Requirements for education or training activities:
1. Individual applicants must be members of underutilized groups.
2. The proposed activity must occur during the period of July 1, 1995
through June 30, 1996. Activities that begin before July 1, 1995 will not be considered.
3. The deadline for submission of applications is March 31, 1995.
4. Only requests for tuition/registration fees and books/materials
will be considered. (Do not include health, parking, and insurance.)
5. All funds must be expended by June 30, 1996.
6. An evaluation form and receipts for approved costs must be
submitted upon completion of the awarded activity in order to receive reimbursement.
7. Applicants must complete their probationary periods.
8. Applicants' most recent performance evaluation must be "Met
        Expectations" or above.
Selection Criteria:
1. Does the applicant aspire to a job category in which there is
present underutilization?
2. Does the proposal relate directly to the aspired position?
3. Is the proposal part of an attainable career plan for promotion or
career change?
4. Have Staff Affirmative Action Training Funds been allocated
previously to the applicant? If so, the evaluation submitted in accordance with Requirement #6 above will be used in the consideration of this proposal.
Note: In general, the Committee expects departments to pay for training designed primarily to meet a departmental need rather than an individual's goal. In addition, applicants are encouraged to seek other sources of funding (i.e., personal funds, departmental reimbursement).
Suggestions on Determining a Career Advancement Plan:
~ Check Job Bulletin for samples of job descriptions. If any
positions interest you, compare your skills and needs for training to obtain that position.
~ Seek advice from your supervisor. Your supervisor can assist you
in examining your strengths and skill needs.
~ Talk with people who are working in the classification you are
interested in moving into. This will give you a better idea of what skills the position requires and will help you determine your training needs.
~ Call the following individuals for specific information regarding
job interests that you may have at UCSD:
1. Pat Wong, X42820 - Human Resources
2. Paula Doss, X40282 - Human Resources
3. Ann Skinner, X36434 - Med Ctr Human Resources
(Please type or print clearly)
Application must be fully completed. Incomplete applications
will not be accepted.
Name: __________________________ Mail Code: ____________________ Payroll Title: _________________ Extension: ____________________ Working Title: _________________ Social Security #: ____________ Department: _________________ Email Address: ________________ Male __ Female __ Ethnicity: ____________________
1. Length of employment at UCSD: Years__Months__
Length of employment in current position: Years__Months__
2. Payroll titles to which you aspire in the short-term:
a. Payroll title: ____________________________________________ b. Payroll title: ____________________________________________
If different from your short-term goal, payroll title to which you aspire in the long-term: _________________________________
3. Brief description of current duties.
______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________
4. Brief description of proposed activity, requested course(s), where
course is offered, etc. (Attach extra page if necessary). Courses may be taken in any institution (i.e. UCSD Extension, UCSD Staff Education & Development, UC Medical Center Training & Development, San Diego State University, City/Community Colleges, etc.).
Please note that if application is for a UCSD Extension class, please use the discounted fee (25% discount for tuition).
a. Course Title _____________________________________
Offering Institution _____________________________________ Course Description ___________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ Date(s) of proposed activity: ________________________________ (Classes that begin before 7/1/95 will not be considered.)
No. of Units (if applicable)_____ Price per unit $________
Tuition/Registration Fee $___________ Books/Materials $___________ Less: Departmental reimbursement $( )
Personal funds $( )
Total Amount Requested $___________
b. Course Title _____________________________________
Offering Institution _____________________________________ Course Description ___________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ Date(s) of proposed activity: ________________________________ (Classes that begin before 7/1/95 will not be considered.)
No. of Units (if applicable)_____ Price per unit $________
Tuition/Registration Fee $___________ Books/Materials $___________ Less: Departmental reimbursement $( )
Personal funds $( )
Total Amount Requested $___________
5. Total Request $______________ (not to exceed $500.00)
6. What other source(s) of financial support have you sought?
Source __________________________ Amount $_________________ Was it funded? ___ Yes ___ No
7. Are you working toward a degree?
___ Yes ___ No If Yes, please check one:
___ AA ___ Bachelor's
___ Master's ___ Ph.D.
Are you working for a certificate program? ___ Yes ___ No
8. Are these courses directly related to your job objective or current
___ Yes (__Current, __Short-term Objective, __Long-term
___ No (If No, please explain: _____________________________ ____________________________________________________________)
9. How would the proposed activity improve your opportunities for
promotion or career change?
_____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________
This is to certify that I have completed my probationary period and have received a current performance evaluation of "Met Expectations" or above.
______________________________________ ________________________ Signature of Applicant Date
_______________________________________ ________________________ Signature of Supervisor Date
(If training is during work hours)
Please send 13 copies of this application to Debbie Ordonez, Staff Affirmative Action Office, 0923. DUE DATE: All applications must be received no later than March 31, 1995.