Friday, May 10 2019

TO:         Campus Community

FR:          Cynthia Señeriz, Director, Human Resources

RE:          2019 Staff Engagement Survey Announcement

Dear Colleagues:

UC is running the biennial Staff Engagement Survey to learn more about non-represented (policy-covered) staff impressions about working at the university.  A story was posted on Monday May 6 on UCnet.  Read the article at and notice where UC Santa Barbara’s new Service Milestone Reception was mentioned!

During the week of May 13, a representative sample of staff members will receive an email from Willis Towers Watson, the firm conducting the survey on UC’s behalf, with an invitation to take the survey.  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 email invitation is not spam and we hope that you will respond to the survey if you receive an email invitation to participate.

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 fourth staff engagement survey; the last survey was in 2017. 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 invitation, I encourage you to complete the survey. It is an opportunity to get direct feedback from individual staff that will help shape how we will 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:

Thank you.