University of California, San Diego

March 24, 1998
SUBJECT:	Staff Affirmative Action Training Program, 1998-99,
Call for Individual Applications
I am pleased to announce the call for individual applications
for the 1998-99 fiscal year. This program provides funds for
training opportunities for career employees seeking a
promotion or career change who have completed their
probationary period, and have "met expectations" or better on
their last performance evaluation. All applicants will be
considered without regard to gender or ethnicity. The implementation
of the program will be in compliance with Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action requirements and other UC policies.
Annually, we seek to fund several proposals (last year, 79 individual
applications were awarded funds with a $500 maximum award for
each individual). This year, the Staff Affirmative Action Training
Program Committee is selecting individuals who are interested in a
promotion or career change to one of the following job titles:
MSP Manager
Assistant, Associate, or Senior Development Engineer
Prin. Administrative Analyst I
Administrative Analyst
Senior Administrative Analyst
___ Assistant I, II, or III
Staff Research Associate I, II, III, or IV
Programmer Analyst I, II, III, or IV
Program Representative I, II, or III
Computer Resource Specialist I or II
Senior or Prin. Electronic Technician
Lab Assistant I or II
Senior Animal Technician
Lead Custodian
Development Technician II, III, or IV
Please note: This year's Committee asks applicants to seek
funding from their departments for the proposed training
prior to submitting their application form.
Employees who aspire to work in any of the job titles
listed above and who meet the criteria are encouraged to
apply. Please thoroughly review the requirements and
selection criteria below before completing the
application. The application form is attached. Eligible
applicants should submit 12 copies of a completed application
form to Human Resources-Equal Opportunity/Staff Affirmative
Action, Mail Code 0923, no later than Monday, April 27, 1998.
The Committee will review the applications and send
notification letters of their decisions on funding by the end
of June 1998. Please direct your questions to Equal
Opportunity/Staff Affirmative Action at extension 45717.
Steven W. Relyea
Vice Chancellor -
Business Affairs
1.	Individual applicants must be interested in promotion
or a career change to one of the targeted job titles.
2.	Applicants must have completed their probationary
3.	Applicant's most recent performance evaluation must be
"Met Expectations" or better.
4.	The proposed activity must occur during the period of
July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999. Activities that
begin before July 1, 1998 will not be considered.
5.	Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, April
27, 1998. Applications must be complete and accurate.
6.	Only requests for tuition/registration fees and
books/materials will be considered. (Do not include
parking, insurance, meals, lodging, transportation,
membership dues, conference fees, or health costs.)
7.	Applicants are required to seek funding from their
departments prior to submission of their application.
All awarded funds must be expended by June 30, 1999.
8.	An evaluation form, evidence of successful completion,
and original receipts for approved costs must be
submitted upon completion of the awarded activity in
order to receive reimbursement.
Selection Criteria:
1.	Does the applicant aspire to be in one of the targeted
job titles?
2.	Does the proposed activity relate directly to the
aspired position?
3.	Is the proposed activity part of an attainable career
plan for promotion or career change?
4.	Have Staff Affirmative Action Training Program funds
been allocated previously to the applicant? If so,
the evaluation submitted in accordance with
Requirement #8 above will be used in consideration of
the application.
5.	Has the applicant sought funding from their
department; were other funding sources sought as well?
6.	Is the applicant pursuing an advanced degree?
NOTE: Higher priority will be given to individual applicants
who have not yet attained a Bachelor or advanced degree.
Suggestions on career planning:
Check the UCSD Job Bulletin for job description samples.
Refer to website: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/~staffing
Register in UCSD Career Connection and receive help in
completing your own career development plan. Refer to
website: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/~saa or e-mail
career@ucsd.edu or call 534-5717.
Seek advice from your supervisor. Your supervisor can assist
you in examining your strengths and skill needs.
Consider UCSD training opportunities and resources, such as
those offered at UCSD Extension, Staff Education &
Development, etc.
Call the following individuals for specific information
regarding job interests that you may have at UCSD:
Grace Balch	534-4890	Staff Education and Development
Susan Carroll 534-4116	Campus Human Resources
Claude Rowe, III 534-0282	Professional Recruitment and
Community Outreach
Ann Skinner 220-5089	Medical Center Human Resources
University of California, San Diego
1998-99 Staff Affirmative Action Training Program Funds
Individual Application
CRITERIA. Please type or print clearly. Incomplete
applications will not be accepted.
Name Mail Code
Payroll Title Extension
Working Title Social Security #
Department Employee I.D. #
Electronic Mail Address
1. Length of employment at UCSD:
Years _________________________
Months _________________________
2. Payroll title to which you aspire in the short term
(1 - 3 years):
If different from your short term goal, payroll title to
which you aspire in the long term (3+ years):
3. Brief description of current duties:
UCSD courses are encouraged (i.e., UCSD Extension, Staff
Education & Development, UC Medical Center Training &
Development) yet courses may be taken at any institution
(e.g., San Diego State University, City/Community Colleges,
etc.). Funding will not be provided for items such as
conference fees and membership dues. If application is for a
UCSD course, please use the discounted fee (25% discount for
UCSD Extension tuition up to $100 per quarter, or 66%
discount for UCSD general catalog courses).
4. Brief description of proposed activity:
Course Title:
Offering Institution:
No. of units (if applicable): ____________
Course Description:
Date(s) of proposed activity: _______________________________
*Classes that begin before 7/1/98 will not be considered.
Tuition/Registration Fee-Full Cost of Course	$
Less discount (if any)	$( )
Books/Materials $
Less: Departmental reimbursement	$( )
Personal funds $( )
Total Amount Requested $
(Please submit information for #4 separately for each
5. Total of funds requested for all training courses listed:
$________________ (not to exceed $500)
6. Funding source(s) sought: Your department:
Amount: $____________ Was it approved? ______
If no, please explain: _____________________________________
Other sources: ______________________________________________
Amount: $____________ Was it funded? ______
7a. Are you working toward a degree? YES NO
If yes, please check one: __ AA __ Bachelor
__ Master __ Ph.D.
Please indicate major:	Major: ________________________
7b. Are you working toward a certificate program?
Please indicate area of emphasis: _________________________
8.	How would the proposed activity improve your
opportunities for promotion or career change?
(Relating to your short term and long term
objectives.) NOTE: This response is very important.
9. How did you hear about the Staff Affirmative Action
Training Program?
This is to certify that I have completed my probationary
period, I have received a current performance evaluation of
"Met Expectations" or better, and I have sought funding from
my department.
Signature of Applicant
Signature of Supervisor (required if training is during
work hours)
Please send 12 copies of your completed application to:
Patty Arnett, Equal Opportunity/Staff Affirmative Action,
Mail Code 0923
DUE DATE: All applications must be received no later than
Monday, April 27, 1998.