I'm passing along an important message from the Chancellor's Staff Advisory Committee about Operational Excellence. My apologies if you have received this message more than once. It is our goal to distribute this as widely as possible. If you have access to an email list and can pass the message on further, please do. --Ian Crew, CSAC Member
UC Berkeley Staff:
As you know, in response to the ongoing financial crisis, UC Berkeley is setting out to transform its administrative operations through the Operational Excellence (OE) initiative. At this critical juncture, as OE moves into the design phase, it is imperative that as many staff as possible get involved and make their voices heard. As a member of the Chancellor’s Staff Advisory Committee (CSAC), I want to encourage you consider volunteering, even if for a limited commitment, to help shape the future of our campus.
Recently staff was invited to volunteer for one of the OE design teams (Procurement, Organizational Simplification, Information Technology, Energy Management, Student Services, Financial Management, and High-Performance Culture). You may have felt that the required 20-40% time commitment for the Design Teams made your participation impossible. While OE Design Teams are already close to underway, there are many other ways to participate--we encourage you to find one that works for you. The Chancellor has made clear that supervisors should support staff participation in OE. Here are some ways to take part:
Organizational change can be difficult. Over the next few years, many of us will face changes to our responsibilities and relationships at work—some positive, some difficult. This is our chance to help shape the change that is coming to our campus, change that will impact every employee. We urge you to take part.
Chair, Chancellor’s Staff Advisory Committee
 To volunteer, go to http://berkeley.edu/oe/phase2/volunteer.shtml.
 Sign up for OE updates at https://calmail.berkeley.edu/manage/list/listinfo/oe_update@....
 Learn about training at http://hrweb.berkeley.edu/hrclass.htm
The Chancellor’s Staff Advisory Committee (CSAC) is a diverse group of 16 staff members that strive to provide candid staff input on key issues to the Chancellor and his Cabinet. For more information, visit http://csac.chance.berkeley.edu/
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