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November 3, 2021
To: Faculty and staff Good afternoon, I wanted to update all of you on several steps we have taken to improve the user experience with our Oracle-based financial system and to reduce the backlog of transactions and purchase requests. The steps, inspired by feedback from across campus, include...
October 27, 2021
To the faculty of UC Merced, Over the past month, we have held a number of town halls and meetings to discuss how to further support the research enterprise on campus. These meetings have been extremely productive, and we greatly appreciate your participation and engagement in the process....
October 22, 2021
Closing ServiceNow tickets: For the week of Oct. 18, CBS2 received 448 ServiceNow requests overall and closed 616 tickets. As for research-related purchasing requests, CBS2 reduced the backlog by to 329, with 261 unassigned, in the past week by shifting workforce to prioritize these requests over...
October 1, 2021
CBS2 is implementing in-person support for UC Merced’s schools and faculty. Beginning Monday, Oct. 4, one CBS2 staff member will be located at each of the SOE, SNS and SSHA offices 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Support will focus on training opportunities, Oracle requisition entry...
September 28, 2021
Campus Colleagues, Last week, senior leadership met with faculty and deans to discuss concerns about the campus’s support of the research enterprise. These concerns included the recent launch of the Oracle financial system and associated changes to the purchasing system, difficulties in...
September 9, 2021
Campus Colleagues, Fall semester is in full swing. Thanks to broad adherence to guidance developed to mitigate the threat of COVID-19, in-person instruction has resumed and the campus is buzzing again. One of those mitigations is a pause until Oct. 1 for all socially driven events that aren...
August 12, 2021
Greetings, colleagues,   As a follow-up to the Aug. 6 announcement of Josh Dubroff’s departure from UC Merced, the campus will move forward with the recruitment of a permanent Chief Procurement Officer. We will provide updates as they become available. In the meantime, I am working with...