In support of the mission of the University of California it is the purpose of the Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) to maintain and enhance communication within the University Community on matters of interest to staff employees in accordance with California laws and Regent policy.

The constituency of the Council is understood to be staff employees of the University of California. The Council is involved in matters of interest and concern to those who are not exclusively represented and may address matters not within the scope of representation for those exclusively represented.

CUCSA 2022-2023

NEW: View the CUCSA Chair’s preview for the 2022-23 year at this link.

The CUCSA delegation meets quarterly for 2 1/2 days to share organizational best practices, communicate and collaborate on issues of concern for UC Staff. This year’s meetings are:

  • September 7-9, 2022 CUCSA Meeting – UC Irvine
  • November 30 – December 2, 2022 CUCSA Meeting – UC Riverside
  • March 1-3, 2023 CUCSA Meeting – UC Merced
  • June 7-9, 2023 CUCSA Meeting – UC San Francisco

Each year, the delegation organizes into specific work groups that focus on staff needs and concerns. This year’s workgroups are as follows:

Retention
The last couple of years have been particularly challenging for organizations to retain employees. The Great Resignation has challenged public and private employers alike. When combined with the 5,000 vacancies in UC systemwide, challenges with retention have serious implications as it can impact productivity, workload, and psychological well being of our entire community. CUCSA will dive deeply into total compensation, advancement, wellness and the staff experience to provide a broader view on retention, as well as solutions to address it.

Strategic Plan
It is important to remember where CUCSA has been to know where it is going. Considering this, we will use this year to consider a strategic framework for the next few years of the organization.

Internal Operations
The Internal Operations workgroup helps with the behind-the-scenes work of the organization. Roles include our Social Media Coordinator, Alumni Engagement Coordinator, Data & Records, and our new Government Relations Coordinator. Headed by the Operations Officer, the group maintains our internal best practices survey, as well as the organization’s strategic plan.