FAS All Staff Update October 2020
Dear Financial and Administrative Services (FAS) Community,
We wanted to share some updates to keep you in the loop:
- A message from SVC Paul Jenny
- Anchor Institution Initiative 101
- Supporting the Anchor Institution Initiative through workforce planning, procurement and community investment
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Anti-Racism in FAS
- True North progress
- Integrated Recovery Committee
Updates that Impact Your Work and Life
- ICYMI (In case you missed it): FAS September Executive Report, New PMO leadership, recent One Good Thing stories
- Chancellor Hawgood’s State of the University address today, 12-1pm
- Open Enrollment through Tuesday, November 24
- Step It Up virtual wellness challenge November 16-December 18
- Final days for flu shots, due November 1
- UCSF now has LinkedIn Learning and customized Office 365 training
A message from SVC Jenny
I have been in higher education most of my career. The mission of education, care, research and service is so rewarding. While we provide high-quality care, we are simultaneously teaching the next generation of health professionals and creating new cures and remedies to advance health worldwide. It’s critically important that the UCSF community mirrors the community it serves. The more inclusive and diverse we are, the more successful we will be in delivering our mission. I am committed to making this happen. Inside this update, find out more about how we support the broader Bay Area community through the Anchor Institution Initiative and the work happening within FAS to advance our diversity equity, inclusion and accessibility goals.
The financial health of UCSF and FAS is likely at the top of your mind. UCSF finished the fiscal year 2019-20 strong. We figured out how to assign the state’s cuts, but some units still need to identify ways to achieve permanent savings. We also need to be cautious. There is much uncertainty ahead and we are not done with the crisis. It’s important that we maximize patient care and research activity and support, while avoiding additional hiring and expense in administrative and support areas. The financial impact of COVID is felt unevenly throughout the enterprise, with some departments experiencing significant revenue losses while others generated additional sponsored and gift activity. When we talk about financial health, we have to recognize the painful loss felt in some of our departments, like Campus Life Services, through no fault of their own. This is always the hardest part of economic downturns--the impact on the individuals. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more updates on our financial status and what’s happening at all levels to help keep UCSF financially resilient in uncertain times.
Although I’m the leader of this wonderful organization, I prefer to say that I work for YOU. I have the greatest confidence in you, and I know our FAS family is up to the challenge.
Senior Vice Chancellor
Finance and Administration
Anchor Institution Initiative: Using UCSF’s economic power and people resources to improve the public health and social welfare of our community
Improving health outcomes requires removing obstacles to good health, including the impediments of poverty and discrimination, which are associated with reduced access to jobs with fair pay, education, housing, safe environments and health care. UCSF has invested in one approach to address these problems: the Anchor Institution Initiative. “Anchor institutions” are place-based, mission-driven entities such as hospitals, universities, and government agencies that leverage their economic power alongside their human and intellectual resources to improve the long-term health and social welfare of their communities. UCSF’s anchor institution initiative was proposed by Howard Pinderhughes, professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Nursing, at the 2015 School of Medicine leadership retreat. Led by Wylie Liu Executive Director, UCSF Center for Community Engagement, the program falls under SVC Jenny and is guided by a UCSF Anchor Institution Steering Committee.
As San Francisco’s second-largest employer with a public service mission, UCSF is in a unique position to help address the two foundational issues contributing to local health needs: racial health inequities and poverty.
How FAS supports the Anchor Institution Initiative
UCSF is committed to working with the community to leverage its $7 billion operating budget to strengthen its ability to improve the health of the city’s underserved and under-resourced communities and to promote health equity. Chancellor Hawgood endorsed specific actions to launch the work and to advance UCSF as an anchor institution, each co-led by FAS leaders:
- Increase UCSF’s capacity to train, hire, and promote people from under-resourced populations through the Workforce Development subcommittee, co-led by Jeffrey Chiu Vice President, Human Resources, UCSF Health. See the presentation.
- Define UCSF’s purchasing power so that more spending can be sourced from small, local businesses that are owned by or employ under-resourced populations through the Procurement subcommittee co-led by Jim Hine Associate Vice Chancellor, Supply Chain Management. See the presentation.
- Explore social impact investment options through the Community Investment subcommittee, co-led by Shannon Turner Associate Vice Chancellor & Controller, UCSF Controller’s Office. See the presentation.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility /Anti-Racism in FAS
Combating racial injustice is a priority for everyone at UCSF. In alignment with UCSF Health, a new committee within FAS was created to address diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and Anti-Racism by providing visibility, raising awareness, and holding ourselves accountable across our division through four tactics:
- DEIA Training - 90% of all FAS staff and 100% of all leaders (Directors through Senior Vice Chancellor) hired before April 1, 2021 complete a diversity, equity, and inclusion training by June 30, 2021.
- Skelly Officer Representation - Increase representation of Black/African American and Hispanic/LatinX Skelly Officers by 5% - baseline is 12.1% (18 out of 149).
- Sense of Belonging - Improve Gallup Belonging Index for FAS over FY19 baseline of 3.95.
- Recruitment Equity - 100% of all M3 and up recruitments follow established equity standard work starting this fiscal year.
Have suggestions, ideas or want to get involved? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, committee chair and Assistant Vice Chancellor, Facilities Services.
True North Direction FY21
The last time we refreshed our strategic direction we were in growth mode. We are operating in a different world today. Delivering operational strength to UCSF is still our purpose, but we need to do so while determining the future how we want to work in a post-COVID world. The FAS True North pyramid is still relevant and the pillars accurately reflect how we deliver Operational Strength to the UCSF mission. Our focus for FY21 is to narrow our metrics to what is most important right now.
Integrated Recovery Committee
SVC Jenny co-chairs UCSF’s Integrated Recovery Committee, facilitating the integration of task force proposals and recommendations across UCSF operations and mission areas. The goal is to provide strategic guidance and demonstrate visible and ongoing support for recovery efforts while ensuring guiding principles are upheld. FAS staff lead several of the 10 task forces.