September 15, 2010


SUBJECT:    UC Web Town Hall - September 24, 2010

UC leaders will host an online town hall meeting on Friday, September 24, 2010 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. to talk with faculty, staff and retirees about post-employment benefits, health care costs, UC's budget and other university issues. Please note this is a change in date and time from the previously announced UC Web Town Hall.

Faculty, staff and retirees from across the UC organization will be able to view the webcast by going to:

To submit questions and comments, participants must create a UStream account. This is a simple process that takes about a minute. You can sign up for an account at:

The UC Web Town Hall is intended to give faculty, staff and retirees an opportunity to ask questions about UC benefits and to share any concerns they have. The event will be moderated by Penelope Herbert, staff advisor-designate to the Regents.

Panelists will include Nathan Brostrom, executive vice president for business operations; Peter Taylor, chief financial officer; Dwaine Duckett, vice president for human resources; and Provost Lawrence Pitts, executive vice president for academic affairs of the UC system.

Departments are encouraged to make arrangements to allow employees to watch this important UC Web Town Hall. I am approving ninety minutes of administrative leave with pay, and I ask supervisors to allow employees to participate, as long as the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties or patient care.

Faculty, staff and retirees who do not have access to a computer may avail themselves of the many public computers located within the Price Center and the Geisel Library. In addition, the UC Web Town Hall will be broadcast in the Multipurpose Room in the Student Services Center, the Camelot at the UCSD Medical Center Hillcrest, the Commons at the Moores Cancer Center and the Coral Room at the UCSD Medical Center Thornton Hospital. Viewing of the UC Web Town Hall at these locations will not have the capability of being interactive.

Faculty, staff and retirees who are unable to participate will be able to view an archived copy of the webcast at A transcript of the proceedings will also be made available.

Marye Anne Fox