• Local Construction Hiring
  • EXCEL Program

Local Construction Hiring

Local Construction Hiring 

In March of 2011 UCSF implemented a new voluntary local construction hiring goal that mirrored the City and County of San Francisco’s Local Ordinance.  UCSF’s voluntary program aimed to promote the opportunity for qualified San Francisco tradeworkers to help build UCSF facilities.  The first year goal of 20 percent was to be followed by a five percent increase each subsequent year, or remain in line with the goals outlined by the City of San Francisco's established ordinance.

In order to reach these goals UCSF has partnered with the Office of Economic and Workforce Development - CityBuild. CityBuild will partner with UCSF on its local hiring intiative on building projects that have total construction cost greater than $5 million.

CityBuild will be responsible for identifying and acting on opportunities to meet UCSF's voluntary local hiring goals and encouraging contractors' good-faith hiring efforts; recruiting local qualified construction trade workers or apprentices through an effective community outreach; establishing and maintaining a database to capture contact information and work-readiness information for qualified San Francisco trades workers and apprentices; developing and implementing processes to refer workers to appropriate union locals, and addressing any conflicts resulting from the scope of the project.

Local Construction Hiring Updates

Precision Cancer Medicine Building

Rendering of the PCMB building

The Precision Cancer Medicine Building will house chemotherapy infusion, radiology, pathology, radiation oncology, blood draw, a patient resource center, and support services.  Located along 16th Street, adjacent and connected to the Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building, the new facility will consolidate the Mount Zion and Mission Bay solid tumor practices into one location.   This project began in the winter of 2017 with target local hiring goal of 30 percent of the construction hours performed by San Francisco residents.

Center for Vision Neuroscience and Academic Tower

Center for Vision Neuroscience and Academic Tower will be an approximately 343,000 GSF building to house desktop research, educational, and clinical functions and other programs on the southeast corner of 16th Street and 3rd Street.  The building will provide academic and administrative office space (including desktop research, dry core and computational labs) and an ophthalmology clinical space. This project began in the summer of 2017 with target local hiring goal of 30 percent of the construction hours performed by San Francisco residents. 

Minnesota Street Graduate Student and Trainee Housing

Minnesota Street Graduate Student and Trainee Housing from Minnesota Street and 19th Street

595 units for graduate students, post docs, residents, and fellows, nearly doubling the campus supply and significantly reducing the university’s shortfall of campus housing.  This project began in the summer of 2017 with target local hiring goal of 30 percent of the construction hours performed by San Francisco residents.

Joan and Sanford I. Weil Neurosciences Building

The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building will be the headquarters for the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. Established by Joan and Sanford I. "Sandy" Weill, the UCSF Weill Institute unites three UCSF departments - Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurological Surgery - as well as the Neuroscience Graduate Program, a cross-disciplinary alliance of nearly 100 UCSF faculty members from 17 basic science and clinical departments, which awards doctoral degrees in a variety of research areas.   This project began in the fall of 2017 with target local hiring goal of 30 percent of the construction hours performed by San Francisco residents.  

UC Hall Retrofit and Renovation Project

UC Hall exterior

UC Hall is one of the oldest buildings in the Parnassus Heights campus and is currently being seismically retrofitted and renovated to convert the existing facility into housing and office with a target completiong date of 2019.  This project began in the fall of 2014 with target local hiring goal of 30 percent of the construction hours performed by San Francisco residents.

Mission Hall Global Health & Clinical Sciences Building 

The Mission Hall Global Health and Clinical Sciences Building, located at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus, allows UCSF to have one physical location for global health researchers, scientists and students, and will foster the University’s vision to be a leader in global health sciences.

Construction on Mission Hall began in March 2013 with a target local hire goal of 30 percent of construction hours performed by San Francisco residents..  In 2013 SF residents performed 30,005 of the total 121,860 construction hours which equated to a 25 percent local hire percentage.  In 2014 San Francisco residents performed 30,250 of the total 216,173 construction hours bringing the local hire rate over the life of the project to 18 percent when construction was completed in September 2014.

Mission Bay Hospital

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is our newest state-of-the-art hospital complex that has been designed to ensure that our facilities match UCSF's top-notch patient care. The new hospitals were built with a focus on the patient’s experience every step of the way.

During the period of March 2011 through December 2014 UCSF met it's voluntary local hire goal of 20 percent, as San Francisco residents performed 590,227 of the total 2,976,136 construction hours on the Mission Bay Hospital.

Mission Bay Hospital Parking Garage

The Mission Bay Hospital Parking Garage located at 1835 Owens Street provides above ground parking to patients and visitors of the Mission Bay Hospital.  Construction of the garage was completed in the fall of 2012.  For this project, UCSF exceeded it's voluntary local hire goal of 20 percent, as San Francisco residents performed a total of 12,786 of the total 48,805 construction hours, which represented a local hire rate of 27 percent. 


EXCEL Program

The UC San Francisco Excellence through Community Engagement & Learning (EXCEL) Program is a clerical/administrative training program which aims to develop the potential workforce in UCSF’s surrounding communities and provide San Francisco residents with access to health-field related employment opportunities.

Since its inception in 1998, the program has graduated over 280 community residents with a large percentage of these graduates succeeding in obtaining career employment throughout UCSF. The program has now expanded to offer two cycles per year enrolling a total of approximately 40 interns.

The program is a work-based learning program that uses both classroom and on-the-job training to prepare participants for career path jobs in the healthcare sector.  After completing 10 weeks of computer, administrative, customer service, and medical terminology training at JVS, UCSF’s community-based training partner,  participants are placed in paid, four-month clerical/administrative internships within UCSF’s various departments, throughout both the campus and medical center.

For more information, contact Temporary Employment Program (TEP) [email protected].