University of California, San Diego
September 26, 2007
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (including UCSD Medical Center)
I am pleased to announce the 2007 Celebration of Abilities events. I encourage faculty, staff and students to participate in the events held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Price Center Plaza on October 3 and at the grassy area between Torrey Pines Centers North and South on October 4.
The purpose of these activities is to increase the awareness of, and sensitivity to, the abilities and needs of people with disabilities at UC San Diego. Details and a complete schedule of events can be viewed at:
In recognition of this annual event, I am approving one hour of administrative leave with pay that employees may apply to their attendance at a Celebration of Abilities activity. Supervisors are asked to allow employees one hour of administrative leave with pay to attend a Celebration of Abilities event when the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties or patient care.
Inquiries regarding the events may be directed to the Human Resources Department Accommodation Counseling and Consulting Services (ACCES) at (858) 534-6744 or to Barry Niman at firstname.lastname@example.org.