UC Merced is on a rapid trajectory to increase student enrollment and success and to advance research productivity. To continue to excel on the heels of a global pandemic, we will create an innovative workforce model that meets the University’s operational needs while optimizing staff location and schedule flexibility where feasible.
As we expect largely in-person instruction in Fall semester, and with more researchers and faculty coming to campus under approved plans, staff support will be critical. As the first transitions to on-site work begin July 1, we will collaborate to develop work plans that optimize in-person, remote and hybrid approaches as the
Returning to on-site work is not a flip-the-switch moment. Industry best practices tell us to focus on collaboration and networking, both of which are critical to advancing organizational goals. As always, our organizational planning our continued will be informed by state and local health guidelines.