UAnnounce - All-UA Memos


  • The provost search committee is pleased to announce the following list of candidates and the dates, times, and locations of their open forums, to which we welcome all members of the University community.

  • The Interim Policy on Retroactive Withdrawal will remain in effect until it is reviewed and given final approval by the appropriate UA committees.

  • The PSOS (Personnel Services Operating System) and Employee Link System are scheduled for retirement on Friday, January 18, 2013.

  • As part of the University’s commitment in encouraging appropriate academic travel to Mexico to advance these relationships, a revised procedure to expedite travel approvals for parts of Mexico is being implemented.

  • A new interim policy has been adopted and is now in effect for international travel. The interim policy is applicable to all University of Arizona faculty, staff, students and volunteers who travel internationally for a University purpose, including business, research, education, service, and contracted activities.

  • All Financial Services Offices will be closed for a staff appreciation event on Monday, December 10th, 2012, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Offices to be closed include, but are not limited to:

  • Cisco is no longer providing upgrades for the University VPN software that you may have downloaded from Sitelicense onto your computer. You may continue to use this downloaded VPN software version until it no longer works, or you may choose to start using Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, downloadable from, at any time.

  • Under Federal legislation entitled The Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, and The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 (“Act”), no institution of higher education shall be eligible to receive funds or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program, including participation in any federally funded or guaranteed student loan program, unless it has adopted and has...

  • Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) will operate on a limited schedule on Reading Day, Thursday, December 6, 2012. The following details outline PTS’s complete Reading Day schedule.

  • Stores will implement a new procedure for processing Stores Blanket transactions effective October 1, 2012. A Merchandise Order Form will no longer be required for purchases made through a Stores Blanket Vendor. Stores will no longer charge a 2% processing fee.

  • The distribution of paychecks to employees, for pay period ending December 23, 2012, is scheduled for Friday, December 21, 2012. If paychecks are not picked up by 12:00 pm on Friday, December 21, 2012, they must be mailed by the department to the employee's home address.

  • University policy allows a maximum of one and one-half times the number of vacation hours earned in a given year to be carried forward. At the start of each calendar year, any vacation in excess of this amount is forfeited. As the new calendar year approaches, we are writing to remind you of this upcoming vacation carry forward and forfeiture period as well as provide additional details and...

  • A listing of 2012-13 Core Fulbright Scholar Program recipients is available on our website. To view a list of grantees by institution, academic discipline, host country and state please visit:

  • In August I announced several executive searches moving forward this fall at UA. I write now to provide an update on the progress of these searches. Executive search firms are in place and moving along nicely for all the searches. The UA Health Network search for a new Chief Executive Officer is very near completion, and I am hopeful that I will be able to share additional information over...

  • Research in a university setting generally is conducted openly and without restrictions; however, there are certain conditions under which a University research project and related activities may be subject to United States export control laws and regulations, including those implemented by the Department of Commerce (DoC) through its Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and by the...

  • The Graduate College is pleased to announce the availability of funding for the sixth year of the Graduate Incentives for Growth Awards (GIGA) program.

  • The deadline for nominations for the 2012 Inclusive Excellence Awards is 5:00pm on Monday, November 19, 2012. The annual award was established to recognize individuals, teams, and organizations that through their inclusive programing and/or leadership enhance the UA’s academic distinction. Award nominees must demonstrate a significant contribution toward creating a diverse and inclusive...

  • Now is the time to nominate and recognize a UA leader who manages their unit in ways that exemplify the “Vision” that cultivates diversity and advances the CSW goals relating to Campus Climate, Professional Development and Compensation Equity.

  • The schedule for university-wide Commencement ceremonies and College Convocations is now available on the UA Commencement website. Please note the following changes to the university-wide ceremonies:

  • I am delighted to announce that Prof. Marc Miller has agreed to serve as Dean of the James E. Rogers College of Law on an interim basis, effective November 1, 2012.

  • The Search Advisory Committee is now soliciting nominations from all members of the university community for this important leadership position.

  • I am pleased to announce that after much campus and constituency consultation Christian (Chris) Schreiber has been selected to be the University Information Security Officer effective December 3, 2012. He replaces Cathy Bates, who served as the University ISO from June 2010 through August 2012.

  • The Information Security Office has been working with campus stakeholders to update several of our standards and guidelines so that they include appropriate HIPAA Security Rule requirements, as well as other compliance program requirements. These documents have been vetted by stakeholders, and approved by the Information Security Advisory Committee.


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