Paying for College: How to apply for Financial Aid

12-1 PM, November 13, 9204 Franklin Building

Associate Director of Student Financial Support, Nancy Coolidge, will provide an overview of financial aid terms and concepts, including education savings plans and more.

Writing the Application Personal Statement

12-1 PM, November 7, 11326 Franklin Building

Vice Provost for Education Partnerships, Yvette Gullatt, lead a discussion on how to approach writing the personal statement for the UC undergraduate application.

Overview of Admissions and Transfer Path

12-1 PM, October 30, 11326 Franklin Building

Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Michael Treviño, provided an overview of UC’s freshman admissions policy, information on the transfer path to UC and more.

Cybersecurity Tips

12-1 PM, October 29, 10325 Franklin Building

UCOP's Chief Information Security Officer David Rusting provided for tips on how you can keep your online accounts safe and secure.

Children's Book Drive

July 7 - August 15, Franklin Lobby & 1111 Broadway Lobby

Donations included gently used books appropriate for readers up to the age of 18.

STAR staff recognition celebration

August 15, 5th Floor Patio, Franklin

Everyone was invited to this event which celebrated those who had earned a STAR award during the past year. There was be a brief program and refreshments.

View calendar Link

Town Hall with President Napolitano

July 23, 2014

OP Staff Assembly hosted a Town Hall meeting with President Napolitano at the Elihu M. Harris State Office Building.

OP Communications Advisory Subcommittee Brown Bags

12–1 P.M. July 16, 10325 Franklin, and 12–1 P.M. July 17, 612 Kaiser

At this session, there was a chance to learn more about the subcommittee, questions were answered and attendees found out how to participate in strengthening and facilitating communication throughout the UCOP community.

Estate Planning Brown Bag

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. May 28, 2014, Franklin 5320

David Hollander, President and CEO of the Liberty Group, and Bonnie Landles-Dowling, of the Law Offices of Hollander & Hollander, gave a presentation about estate planning, where they discussed strategies for working through documents, choosing who will care for you and who will manage your assets should you be unable to do so yourself.

OP Staff Assembly Steering Committee Elections Brown Bags

Monday, May 19, 12 to 1 p.m., 6113 Franklin & Tuesday, May 20, 12 to 1 p.m., 612 Kaiser

Current members held brown bag meetings to discuss what OPSA does and answer questions from staff.

Earth Day Fair in Franklin Lobby

April 21, 2014

The Franklin lobby was bustling with visitors and tables hosted by Building Services, the East Bay Bike Coalition, StopWaste.org, BART, Bike To Work Day and more. Ten students from UC Berkeley's Student Environmental Resource Center presented their projects.

Student Environmental Resource Center at UC Berkeley Link | View the student posters here Link

Earth Day Brown Bag

April 22, 2014

Doug Parker, Director of the California Institute for Water Resources, and Kathleen Wong, Principal Publications Coordinator of the Natural Reserve System, discussed the challenges and opportunities facing management of California's water resources and climate change adaptation.

CIWR presentation by Doug Parker (pdf) Link | NRS presentation by Kathleen Wong (pdf) Link

Earth Day Volunteer Cleanup

April 26, 2014

A team of 20 UCOP volunteers and their families came to Lake Merritt to clean up Channel Park, a segment of the channel between Lake Merritt and the Oakland estuary that is also a wildlife refuge.

Staff Engagement: Subject Matter Expert Brown Bags

12-1 p.m. Franklin 5320

Subject matter experts discussed programs and resources that align with the Staff Engagement Work Group recommendations: March 19, Career Development (John Fox/Linda Klink); March 24, Performance Management (John Fox/Linda Klink); and April 2, Communications (Paul Schwartz)

Franklin Building Emergency Procedures

12-1 p.m. March 25, 2014, Franklin 10325

Franklin Building Chief Engineer Matthew Leet discussed the building emergency plan and safety features.

Oakland Running Festival

March 22-23, 2014

Many UCOP employees and their families and friends took part in the Oakland Running Festival.

Staff Engagement Work Group Recommendations Brown Bags

12 - 1 p.m.

The work groups shared their recommendations at the following brown bags: In Franklin 5320: February 12, Communications; February 19, Career Development; and February 24, Performance Management. A combined presentation was held February 25 in Kaiser 512.

Brown Bag Series: Financial Aid Workshop

12 - 1 p.m. Feb. 11, 2014, Franklin 9204

Nancy Coolidge, Associate Director of OP Student Financial Support, discussed the topic: Education Tax Credits, Deductions & Savings Options.

Brown Bag Series: Financial Aid Workshop

12 - 1 p.m. Jan. 22, 2014, Franklin 10325

Nancy Coolidge, Associate Director of OP Student Financial Support, answered questions about applying for financial aid.

Tax-Free Retirement

12 - 1 p.m., Dec. 9, Franklin Lobby 1 Conference Room

David Hollander of Liberty Group, LLC, provided an overview of financial strategies to maximize asset stability and growth in retirement.

Open Enrollment Brown Bags

12-1 p.m. Nov. 5 & 8 (Kaiser 512); Nov. 13 & 19 (Franklin 5320)

Informational sessions were held to explain the medical plan changes and to answer questions from OP staff. (Co-sponsored by HR Benefits and OP Staff Assembly.)

Brown Bag Speaker Series: Preparing for Undergraduate Admission to UC, Part III

12-1 p.m. Nov. 14, 2013, Franklin 9204

Nancy Coolidge, Associate Director, Student Financial Support, discussed ways to pay for college.

OP Open Enrollment Fair

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 12, 2013, Franklin Lobby 1 Conference Room

UC benefit plan vendors met with staff to answer questions about the big changes and new choices in plans.

Staff Engagement Brown Bag: Career Development work group

12-1 P.M. Oct. 29, 2013, Franklin 5320

The work group shared their progress of addressing the OP Staff Engagement Survey results.

View the presentation slides from this meeting PDF

Long-Term Care (LTC) Brown Bag

12-1 p.m., Oct. 28, 2013, Franklin 12322

Pat Giacalone, CLTC, an independent agent representing Genworth Life Insurance Company, discussed long-term health care coverage, service and insurance options.

Brown Bag Speaker Series: Preparing for Undergraduate Admission to UC, Part II

12-1 p.m. Oct. 14, 2013, Franklin 10325

Yvette Gullatt, Assistant Vice Provost & Executive Director, Education Partnerships, discussed writing the application personal statement.

Brown Bag Speaker Series: Student Financial Support at UC

Feb. 5, 2013

Nancy Coolidge, Associate Director of OP Student Financial Support, discussed the topic: Comparing Financial Aid Awards.

UCOP Staff Engagement Survey Results Meeting

Jan. 29, 2013, Franklin Lobby 1

Executive Vice President Nathan Brostrom and OP Staff Assembly Chair and Senior OP CUCSA Delegate Jeanie Urban presented the UCOP results.

View survey reports

Town Hall with President Napolitano

Nov. 7, 2013

OP Staff Assembly hosted a Town Hall meeting with President Napolitano at the Elihu M. Harris State Office Building.

View the recorded webcast of the Town Hall Link

Town Hall with President Yudof

June 25, 2013

OP Staff Assembly hosted a Town Hall Meeting with President Yudof at the Elihu M. Harris State Office Building.

Recorded webcast of the Town Hall Link

Staff Engagement Brown Bag: Communications work group

12-1 P.M. Nov. 6, 2013, Franklin 5320

The work group shared their progress of addressing the OP Staff Engagement Survey results.

View the presentation slides from this meeting PDF

Staff Engagement Brown Bag: Performance Management work group

12-1 P.M. Nov. 1, 2013, Franklin 5320

The work group shared their progress of addressing the OP Staff Engagement Survey results.

View the presentation slides from this meeting PDF

Staff Appreciation Week

See the Link newsletter to read highlights from Staff Appreciation Week, which was held Sept. 30 to Oct. 4, 2013.

Staff Appreciation Week Rocks the House Link

Open Enrollment Town Hall

Monday, Oct. 7, Franklin Lobby 1 Conference Room

Open Enrollment runs from Oct. 28 to Nov. 26. Two town hall meetings were held to discuss changes in medical plans coming in 2014. (Co-sponsored by HR Benefits and OP Staff Assembly.)

Brown Bag Speaker Series: Preparing for Undergraduate Admission to UC, Part I

12-1 p.m. Sept. 23, 2013, Franklin 11326

Michael Trevino, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, provided an overview of admissions and transfer path.

Brown Bag: Library Services and Research Resources

12-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, Franklin 11326

California Digital Library's Ellen Meltzer, Information Services Manager, and Sherri Berger, Program Coordinator, Digital Special Collections, showed UCOP staffers how to access UC Berkeley library privileges, research resources and publishing platforms.

Staff appreciation week and diversity fair

Sept. 17-21, 2012

A week-long staff appreciation event was held during the week of Sept. 17 to celebrate staff and show our appreciation for employees at each UCOP location.

OP Oakland project

12-1 p.m. 2nd Tuesdays Aug. 14-Dec. 11, 2012, Franklin 10325

The OP Oakland Project is an effort to work with downtown Oakland and Lake Merritt/Uptown associations and other Oakland groups to forge partnerships.

June 2013 CUCSA Meeting Information

CUCSA delegates from across the state gathered in Oakland to share ideas and issues with University leaders.

OP Staff Assembly Steering Committee Elections Brown Bags

Brown Bag meetings were held Thursday, May 16, in 7401 Franklin and Friday, May 17, in 612 Kaiser.

Brown Bag Speaker Series: Student Financial Support at UC

May 7, 2013

Nancy Coolidge, Associate Director of OP Student Financial Support, discussed the topic: Education Loan Repayment Tips.

Open Mic Poetry Reading

April 18 & May 9, 2013

In celebration of National Poetry Month, UCOP staffers shared their favorite poems.

Service project: Book drive

We collected books and contributions to support Oakland Unified School District students' participation in the California Young Readers Medal Program.

Brown Bag: Nutrition 101

What is the latest science on nutrition and what does it mean for you? Keep checking here for upcoming meeting dates and times.

Brown Bag Speaker Series: Student Financial Support at UC

January 17, 2013

Nancy Coolidge, Associate Director of OP Student Financial Support, discussed the topic: Education Tax Credits, Deductions & Savings Options.

OP workplace beautification

OP Staff Assembly and Building Services will be mounting artwork within OP, and there is a collaborative effort underway to have a mural on the Broadway-facing exterior wall of the Franklin building.

Town Hall with President Yudof

On Friday, July 13, 2012, the OP Staff Assembly hosted a Town Hall Meeting with President Yudof.

Recorded webcast of the Town Hall Link

OP Staff Assembly Steering Committee Elections Brown Bags

Monday, May 19, 12 to 1 p.m., 6113 Franklin & Tuesday, May 20, 12 to 1 p.m., 612 Kaiser

Current members held brown bag meetings to discuss what OPSA does and answer questions from staff.

Estate Planning Brown Bag

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. May 28, 2014, Franklin 5320

David Hollander, President and CEO of the Liberty Group, and Bonnie Landles-Dowling, of the Law Offices of Hollander & Hollander, gave a presentation about estate planning, where they discussed strategies for working through documents, choosing who will care for you and who will manage your assets should you be unable to do so yourself.