2015 Staff Engagement Survey

March 24, 2015

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Unit Managers: Please post a paper copy of this message in your area for employees who may not have regular computer access.

To: UCSC Non-represented Staff Employees
From: Lori Castro, Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor, Staff Human Resources

Re: 2015 Staff Engagement Survey

Dear Colleagues:

The University of California and the Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) are launching an engagement survey to learn more about what non-represented (policy-covered) employees think about working at the university.

During the week of March 30, a representative sample of employees will receive a survey invitation from Towers Watson, an independent firm contracted by the University to administer the program. Survey responses will be collected via email and are due April 17th.

The engagement survey aims to help UC and CUCSA better understand the views, experiences and needs of non-represented staff on topics related to working at UC Santa Cruz, including career development, performance management and workplace collaboration.

This is the second staff engagement survey; the first was in 2012. Comparing the results of the two surveys will provide insight into areas where progress has been made and areas that need further effort and focus. More information is available here,


I encourage you to complete the survey, if you should receive it. It is an opportunity to get direct feedback from individual staff that will help shape the work environment at UC Santa Cruz.

The survey is completely confidential. Individual responses to the survey and personally identifying information will not be shared with the University or CUCSA.

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 UCEngagementSurvey@towerswatson.com.


Lori Castro
Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor, Staff Human Resources