CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
April 7, 2020
UC San Diego is continuing to adapt to changes in operations during these extraordinary times of global pandemic. We recognize that the impact of the coronavirus has meant some business operations and staff have been asked to take on significant new work responsibilities, while at the same time we may have staff who are available and would like to contribute their skills to other UC San Diego teams that need temporary additional labor resources.
In the Triton spirit of innovation and collaboration, we are pleased to announce the launch of the UC San Diego Temporary Work Opportunity Clearinghouse (T-WOC), a collaboration designed to bring together operations that need additional staffing with those who have skills and talent to offer their colleagues.
Managers who need additional help in their areas will submit requests to the Clearinghouse, including the nature of the help they are seeking. At the same time, managers who have identified available employees in their units will submit information to the Clearinghouse including their employees’ job position and skills. The Clearinghouse will look for a match and manage the connection.
The Temporary Work Opportunity Clearinghouse is managed by Campus Human Resources through its Temporary Employee Services division, which has deep knowledge and a strong track record of providing short-term staffing services across campus.
Learn more about the Temporary Work Opportunity Clearinghouse at https://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/services/covid-19/clearinghouse.html.
Here are a few important things to know about the Temporary Work Opportunity Clearinghouse:
- If your department is already engaged in redeploying staff within your unit, you do not need to use the Clearinghouse service. However, if you would like to take advantage of the structure the Clearinghouse offers, you are welcome to use it for internal staff redeployment support.
- The T-WOC program is available for use by current policy-covered or represented career staff across all university departments, including UC San Diego Health System and Health Sciences.
- Available staff will be redeployed into roles with a similar skillset and title code and will thus continue receiving the same pay as their regular role.
- The requesting department pays 50% of the salary of the staff member that is redeployed to their area. These financial transactions will be handled by the financial representatives of the loaning and requesting departments (not by Human Resources).
If you are interested in taking advantage of the Temporary Work Opportunity Clearinghouse, visit https://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/services/covid-19/clearinghouse.html to learn more and submit your requests. If you have questions about T-WOC, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're proud to offer the Temporary Work Opportunity Clearinghouse as it supports UC San Diego and the people who work here on two critical fronts: providing operational assistance to areas that have seen a significant increase in work volume due to COVID-19, while creating opportunities for greater collaboration, hands-on professional development and cross-training for staff.
With gratitude to our staff community for all you are doing in these extraordinary times,