University of California, San Diego


May 11, 2001


SUBJECT:  Staff Retention and Support Steering Committee-Open

During my recent State-of-the-Campus Addresses, I acknowledged the appointment of the Staff Retention and Support Steering Committee (SRSSC) charged with guiding and monitoring the activities of a number of committees, teams, and organizations that will be reviewing our processes and systems for supporting our staff during this next decade of unprecedented growth.

In order for our campus to sustain its excellence, and thrive during this period of rapid change, we must be sure to provide our staff with the tools, resources, processes, and work environment that will allow them to be successful in carrying out their duties.

The Staff Retention and Support Steering Committee are providing the following opportunities for input from the campus community in achieving this goal.

Tuesday, May 29, 2001
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
Sumner Auditorium

Wednesday, May 30, 2001
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Price Center - Theatre

Thursday, June 14, 2001
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest Auditorium

I am approving a two-hour administrative leave with pay for these events. Supervisors may allow employees a two-hour administrative leave with pay to attend one of the above open forums when the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties.

If you are unable to participate in any of the above open forums, but would like to provide input, please access a questionnaire located at http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/survey. Please send your response electronically or via campus mail to:

Mail Code - 0007

Also, hard copies of the attached questionnaire can be found at the following locations:

UCSD Geisel Library Information Desk
UCSD Price Center Lobby
UCSD Thornton Hospital - Thornton Cafeteria
UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest Cafeteria
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)-Administration Front Office
UCSD Kearny Annex Lunch Room
UCSD Torrey Pines Center North (TPCN) 1st Floor Lobby

In addition to the above open forums, ten (10) focus group sessions will be conducted during the months of May and June with randomly selected individuals. This same questionnaire will be used in the focus group sessions.

Your time and participation in the above efforts are greatly appreciated.

                                                Robert C. Dynes