TO: Campus Community
FR: Cynthia Seneriz, Director, Human Resources
RE: 2017 Engagement Survey
UC is running the biennial Staff Engagement Survey to learn more about policy-covered (non-represented) staff impressions about working at the university. More information about the survey will be posted this week on the UCnet website at http://ucnet.
During the week of May 15, a representative sample of staff members will receive an email from Willis Towers Watson, a firm conducting the survey on UC’s behalf, with an invitation to take the survey. This is not spam so please do not delete the email invitation.
The survey was developed by the Council of University of California Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) in collaboration with Systemwide Human Resources’ Employee Relations department and Willis Towers Watson.
The Staff Engagement Survey aims to help UC better understand the views, experiences and needs of policy-covered staff on topics related to working at UC Santa Barbara, including career development, performance management, and workplace collaboration.
This is the third staff engagement survey; the last survey was in 2015. By comparing the results of the past surveys, Human Resources will get insight into areas where progress has been made and areas that need further effort and focus.
If you receive the survey, I encourage you to complete it. This is an opportunity to get direct feedback from individual staff that will help shape how we all work at UC Santa Barbara.
The survey is completely confidential. Individual responses to the survey and personally identifying information will not be shared with UC.
Note that union-represented employees will not participate in the survey because UC receives their feedback through their union representatives during the collective bargaining process.
Should you have questions about the survey, please contact Employee SurveySupport@