University of California, San Diego


August 6, 2008


SUBJECT:    UC San Diego Staff Associations’ Annual “All Staff Picnic”

I am pleased to invite you to the annual “All Staff Picnic,” sponsored by UC San Diego Staff Associations, to be held on Friday, August 22, 2008, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Muir Field. The picnic will include a variety of food, activities and entertainment, including the second annual UC San Diego Staff Idol contest.

A ticket is required for the free picnic buffet. Food tickets are being distributed through the UCSD Box Office to the first 4,000 staff members who request tickets. Order your ticket online at www.boxoffice.ucsd.edu and pick it up at the UCSD Box Office. Advanced ticket distribution ends on Friday, August 15. Any remaining tickets will be distributed at the picnic on a first-come, first-served basis.

Our theme this year is “Staff is the S in Sustainability.” In keeping with our green theme, we ask that all picnic attendees bring their own clean, reusable cup or mug in order to enjoy a beverage at the event and enter our sustainability raffle.

I encourage all staff to join us for this fun event. In order to attend the picnic, I am approving two hours of administrative leave with pay, and I ask supervisors to allow employees to attend, as long as the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties or patient care. More information about the picnic may be found at http://staffassociation.ucsd.edu/picnic.htm

On behalf of the campus community, I would like to thank the UC San Diego Staff Associations and this year’s Planning Committee for their hard work to arrange the picnic.

Marye Anne Fox