HR Update on Implementing Admin Leave Pay

Wednesday, January 10 2018

January 10, 2017


To: Campus Community

Fr: Cynthia Señeriz, Director, Human Resources

Re:   HR Update on Implementing Administrative Pay in Response to the Effects of the Thomas Fire

In follow up to the Chancellor’s email this afternoon, January 10th, this is a reminder that HR guidelines for implementing paid emergency leave in response to the effects of the Thomas Fire are available at

Staff who are unable to report to work due to road closures should contact their supervisor or department head for assistance and to discuss their work status.  Department managers are encouraged to exercise maximum flexibility for staff who are experiencing hardships as a result of this ongoing situation.  Departments with questions regarding staff who are impacted in Montecito and requesting assistance or who are unable to report to work due to road closures should contact Farfalla Borah, Employee & Labor Relations Manager, at 893-4482.

The professionals in the Academic & Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) are available to assist all UCSB employees with the impact of these circumstances.  More information is available at: or by calling 893-3318.

Thank you and be safe. 

Cynthia Señeriz

Director, Human Resources

Human Resources

University of California, Santa Barbara

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