Organizational chart and HR contact list
For contact information and organizational charts for research-related personnel, go to the research resources page.
You can send emails to the BPH community (academics, faculty, staff, and students) via the following listservs:
This listserv includes all employees with current appointments: all faculty, all staff, all academic employees, as well as all student assistants and academic student employees (i.e., GSIs, readers, tutors, and GSRs).
This listserv includes all staff employees with current appointments: regular/career, contract, and limited staff.
This listserv includes all faculty employees with current appointments: professor titles (i.e., professors, professors in residence, adjunct professors, professors of clinical __, health science clinical professors, and visiting professors), lecturers, recall faculty, and emeriti faculty.
This listserv includes all non-faculty academic employees with current appointments: academic coordinators, coordinators of public programs, field program supervisors/field work consultants, all postdocs, project scientists, researchers, specialists, and recalled non-faculty academics.
All BPH students. On-campus, online, professional, academic, concurrent/joint, masters, doctoral, graduate, undergraduate (majors only).
Residential graduate students
Maintained and moderated by Student Services.
Online MPH students
Maintained and moderated by the On-Campus/Online MPH Program.
The listservs are moderated. If appropriate to send, your message should be approved within a day of sending (usually more quickly). For most event announcements it is preferred that you add your event to the BPH calendar.
With the exceptions noted above in the list descriptions, these listservs are auto-maintained via employment records. Please contact Seana Van Buren if you would like an individual added to one of these lists. Contingent workers (i.e., affiliates, consultants, visiting scholars, visiting assistant researchers, volunteers) are not included on any of the listservs.
Academic Personnel Committee documents
Information about faculty bylaws and endowed chairs can be found here. Additional faculty policy documents will be included here as they become available. If you have any questions please contact email@example.com.
- Faculty bylaws (.pdf)
- Selection criteria for endowed chairs (.pdf)
- Selection and appointment process for endowed chairs(.pdf)
Staff learning and development
The School of Public Health values and supports both job-related and career-related professional development activities for our staff. These activities are wide-ranging and the possibilities abundant:
BPH can only become the best place for staff to work at UC Berkeley when staff are empowered and resourced to bring about the changes and improvement they want to see. These resources include skills and experience in a number of competencies (e.g., leading change, process improvement, project management, etc.) that our staff are eager to gain.
The campus offers a multitude of in-person and online resources to meet many interests and needs. Offerings range from technological tools to health and well-being, as well as a vast eLearning catalog and the UC Extension sponsored tuition program.
Free and reduced fee courses are available and include thousands of on-demand online videos, as well as free tuition for select University Extension courses.
- University Extension Sponsored Tuition: Provides free tuition for eligible employees for one course per year from an approved course listing.
- eLearning (LinkedIn Learning): Over 5,500 free online videos to learn business, technology, and creative skills.
- UC Learning Center: A portal to workplace learning where you can enroll in campus-sponsored classes, take an e-course, read e-books, or create an individual learning plan.
- Reduced Fee Enrollment Program: Eligible employees who meets the admission requirements of the University are eligible for two-thirds reduction of certain fees when enrolled.
Technology and Systems training courses can enhance performance, increase productivity, and promote career mobility. Topics include Microsoft Office and Google Apps; Collaboration and Cloud Services; Database Development; Multimedia Production; Web Design.
Berkeley D-Lab helps Berkeley faculty, staff, and students move forward with world-class research in data intensive social science; they offer programming courses such as Stata, R, and Python.
Berkeley People Management (BPM) provides series and workshops to foster leadership success.
- Grow Today: Online workshop series designed for everyone, from seasoned people leaders to those desiring to become a manager, supervisor, or team lead.
- Grow Your Knowledge: Series of face-to-face workshops; managers, supervisors, and team leads obtain the knowledge necessary for successful people management in our campus environment.
- Grow Your Team: Series of face-to-face workshops; managers, supervisors, and team leads gain the skills required to engage teams for ultimate success.
Multicultural Education Program (MEP) workshops address issues of diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism.
- Looking In / Looking Out: Exploring Workplace Diversity at Cal
- First Take / Second Look: Exploring Unconscious Bias
- Let’s Talk: Engaging in Cross-Cultural Communication
Conflict Resolution & Prevention classes and workshops are offered by the Staff Ombuds Office t0 help manage and resolve conflict in the workplace.
- Workplace Civility: Respect in Action; Email Civility
- Identifying and Addressing Workplace Bullying
- Collaborating Effectively in the Workplace
- Culture and Conflict Resolution
- Conflict Competency for Team
Be Well at Work provides prevention services addressing ergonomics, wellness, and work/life through a continuum of treatment services from employee assistance, occupational health, and disability services.
Career Coaching and Development workshops provide tools, experiences, and resources you may need to succeed in your career growth.
- Career development workshops, including: Work Style and Your Career; The Skills You Bring; Your Values at Work; Your Professional Online Network
- Individual, confidential coaching meetings with a career professional.
- Next Opportunity at Work (NOW) Conference for UC Berkeley staff: an all-day conference designed to support staff career development through inspiring keynote speakers, concurrent workshops, and career planning resources.
Throughout the year, sessions are hosted that facilitate our learning from one another – building knowledge and community.
Research brown bag series
Open to UC Berkeley staff, faculty, and students, the Brown Bag series of events provides the opportunity to learn about our faculty’s current research.
Community building events
During the pandemic, Berkeley Public Health is leading a series of events to promote community building among our remotely located communities, including graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, staff, and administration. These events are publicized on the regularly updated Community Building Calendar. Note that you must have a Cal Net ID to view this calendar.
Staff Advisory Council
The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) serves in collaboration with the Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health (BPH) to provide, foster, and support:
- Staff well-being and development
- A positive BPH culture
- Improved communications within BPH
- Community building
- A sense of unity
The staff of the School of Public Health consists of all full-time or part-time (active) career staff and non-Senate Academic appointees. In partnership with school faculty, the Staff Advisory Council provides shared leadership on issues affecting the broader BPH community and facilitates communication between faculty and staff. The Staff Advisory Council provides oversight and coordination of its committees, serves as a resource, and provides continuity within the school that transcends changes in administration.
To submit a comment, question, or idea to SAC, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact any of the members. Or, share your thoughts and suggestions using the SAC C.A.R.E.S. virtual suggestion box.
- Michelle Azurin: email@example.com
- Salma Bibi: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Emily Chow: email@example.com
- Eve Donovan: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kristine Doss: email@example.com
- Gina Grayson: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shelly Jung: email@example.com
- Joonie Kim: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Liza Lutzker: email@example.com
- Paul McCue: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Julie Moss (SAC Chair): email@example.com
- Elise Proulx: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Quin Hussey: email@example.com
SAC staff development sessions
Hosted by the SAC Staff Development Sub-Committee, these events provide tips and tricks to increase efficiency, with the goal of reducing stress.
The “brown bag” events also offer time for networking and socializing with our BPH peers. All “lunch and learn” events begin at 11:30am with staff networking. “Light snacks” will return after the pandemic but for now, please bring your own! The presentation/discussions follow at noon.
- Email: Management, Best Practices, and Listservs
- LinkedIn for Staff
- Prioritizing and Transition Management in the Age of Doing Less with Less
- Wellness Resources for Staff
- Library Resources for Staff
- Meeting Facilitation Workshop Series: Spring 2020
- Session Descriptions
- Session 1: Meeting Facilitation
- Session 2: Community Agreements, Defining Inclusion and Anti-oppression, What Makes a Good Meeting
- Session 3: During Meeting: Work-space, Timing, Logistics, The Impacts of Personalities on the Facilitator, Inspiring Participation
- Session 4: Sustainable agreements and Reaching Closure
- Best Practices for social media
- An Introduction to the new BPH website
- Tips and Tricks for Berkeley Branding
- Purchasing and Reimbursement
- The Art of Intention: Demystifying “No.”
- Best Practices for G-Suite/Google Apps
- Intro to HR
- Health, (Work)place, and Social Networks
- Maximizing Google Drive features and Google Add-Ons
- Excel: Everything you’ve wanted to know but were afraid to ask
SAC events committee
SAC Events is a fun and dynamic committee that seeks to recognize and highlight our outstanding staff, as well as enrich the employee experience while fostering a sense of community. With community-building as our mission, the committee’s primary activities involve organizing School-wide annual events such as: the fall potluck, craft fair, holiday party, spring luncheon, and other various events (ice cream socials, coffee hours, happy hours, etc.). Email the SAC Events Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recognizing staff for their contributions and successes is a key element in cultivating a positive culture in our school.
BPH and the campus offer a number of formal award programs. This table summarizes each program, including eligibility, timing, how to nominate, and award amounts.
Praise It Forward
You don’t have to wait for an award program — informal recognition can happen every day! It’s easy to recognize someone by taking a moment to personalize and give them a Praise It Forward Postcard. Pick up a supply in the Berkeley Way West 2nd floor or 5th floor kitchen; or email Seana Van Buren to have some sent via campus mail to your location.
Useful staff recognition links
Staff organizations, councils, committees, and communities
Participation in staff groups offers the ability to become more involved in our school and in campus life, and to build and maintain a network of support. They can also provide enriching leadership opportunities.
Members of a Community of Practice bring together staff with similar professional interests, and serve as a community to share knowledge and offer professional development. They develop a shared collective of resources and tools to enhance particular skills. Some Communities of Practice include:
- Administrative Management Professionals (AMP)
- Berkeley Events Network (BEN)
- Berkeley Facilitator Network (BFN)
- Business Process Analysis Working Group (BPAWG)
- Cal Assessment Network (CAN)
- Coalition for Education & Outreach (CEO)
Identity-based staff organizations are a collective of associations that offer opportunities for UC Berkeley staff to engage in collective community with others of similar interests. Some examples include:
- Asian Pacific American Systemwide Alliance (APASA)
- Berkeley Staff Assembly (BSA)
- Berkeley Veterans
- Black Staff & Faculty Organization (BSFO)
- Cal Women’s Network
- Chancellor’s Staff Advisory Committee (CSAC)
- Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian (MENASA)
- Native American Staff Council (NASC)
- Staff Alliance for Disability Access (SADA)
UC Berkeley Special Interest Groups are communities with an interest in advancing a specific area of knowledge. Their work is usually focused on specific tasks or interests with no official governing body. The special interest groups include:
- Berkeley HEROES
Higher Education Reading Organization for Employees and Sidekicks
- University Section Club
- W6BB Amateur Radio Club
DICE is an action-oriented committee composed of students, faculty, alumni and staff that works to promote Diversity, Inclusion, Community, and Equity at the School of Public Health. DICE works to take meaningful, intentional action to create a more diverse and inclusive environment for BPH students, faculty, alumni and staff. More information about the DICE Committee on the student groups page.
The Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (SVSH) Prevention Committee aims to foster a safe and inclusive climate at the School of Public Health.
The Wellness and Sustainability Committee is focused on fostering wellness and creating a more sustainable school for students, faculty, and staff. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join.
Formal campus/UC programs
Throughout the year, sessions are hosted that facilitate our learning from one another–building knowledge and community.
Both the campus and UC system offer “boutique” programs, for which a limited number of staff are selected for each cohort. We are committed to supporting the nominations of BPH staff to all of these programs and initiatives.
The BSA Mentorship Program pairs experienced campus staff members with staff who are looking to develop themselves professionally.
The Leadership and Career Enhancement Program for Staff of Color (LCEP) is aimed at developing a more equitable and inclusive environment for staff to support their professional development.
The UC Women’s Initiative for Professional Development (UC WI) is an experiential development program for women designed to elevate women in leadership, establish a pipeline for advancement, and contribute to women’s and UC’s success.
Professional development fund
Given different areas of the School have varying levels of resources (and/or restrictions on resources), the Dean’s Office has allocated funding to contribute to the costs of staff professional development.
Awards are up to $500 per person. Each fiscal year, there is $5,000 total available; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so available funding might be depleted before the end of the year. Funds can be used for course/conference registration fees and/or travel in support of your current role at BPH. The professional development opportunity and/or travel must be supervisor-approved, and unit funding unavailable for some or all of the costs. To apply, complete this webform.
BPH Work and Culture: Content in development
Additional Academic Personnel Committee documents
This page will soon host the Academic Personnel Committee faculty policy documents that are in development. When these materials become available they will be posted here and a notification will be sent to faculty and relevant staff.
Information on BPH anti-racism initiatives
Multiple web projects are underway that will present information on the school’s ongoing anti-racism initiatives. When these projects are published, contact information and links to each will be posted on this page.