UC to Present Live Webcast of Town Hall About UC Benefits on Sept. 24

UC leaders will host a live webcast of a town hall meeting to talk with faculty, staff and retirees about post-employment benefits, health care costs, UC’s budget and other university issues.

The live, interactive webcast will be held on Friday, Sept. 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Please note that this town hall meeting has been rescheduled from a previously reported date and time.

Faculty, staff and retirees from across the UC organization will be able to view the webcast by going to UStream on Sept. 24. No login is required.

To submit questions and comments, participants must create a UStream account. This is a simple process that takes about a minute. Employees and retirees can sign up for an account here on the UStream sign-up page.

The live webcast town hall – a first in UC history – is intended to give faculty, staff and retirees an opportunity to ask questions about UC benefits and to share any concerns they have. The event will be moderated by Penelope Herbert, staff advisor-designate to the UC Regents.

Panelists will include Nathan Brostrom, executive vice president for business operations; Peter Taylor, chief financial officer, Dwaine Duckett, vice president for human resources; and Provost Lawrence Pitts, executive vice president for academic affairs of the UC system.

“Our goal is to give faculty and staff a chance to learn more about these complex issues and to provide a forum in which they can hear directly from, and engage with, senior leaders about the things we are doing to ensure that the University remains an attractive place to work,” said Brostrom.

Faculty, staff and retirees who are unable to participate will be able to view an archived copy of the webcast at UStream. A transcript of the proceedings also will be made available.

Related Links:

The Future of UC Retirement Benefits website

UC to Consider Proposed Changes to UC Retirement Benefits
UCSF Today, August 27, 2010