UC Families Connects You with Work-Family Resources

UC Families Connects You with Work-Family Resources

February 3, 2014

UC Families is a new online newsletter and resource for faculty, staff, and students at University of California campuses to assist them in balancing academic goals or careers with family life. The electronic publication acts as a posting station for comments, questions, discussion topics, and current events. A UC Families moderator compiles the remarks, along with responses to past postings, and sends a newsletter digest to subscribers approximately every two weeks. This approach is based on the highly regarded Berkeley Parents Network (BPN), which has been a growing resource for Bay-area families since 1993, and now has more than 13,000 subscribers and averages 40,000 web hits a day.

UC Families offers a unique forum for faculty, staff, and students to post comments and share discussions about work- and family-related experiences. It can also lead to more awareness of University work-family policies, programs, and resources. Subscribers can post questions or engage in discussions on topics such as:

  • Managing work and family responsibilities
  • Planning the optimal time to start a family
  • Finding advice on progressing academically as a student parent
  • Returning to academia after having a baby
  • Understanding flexible work arrangements

The UC Families home page provides a list of campus-specific family resources, UC-wide policy and benefits information, and archives of past advice and discussions. To subscribe to the e-publication, click on the UC Families link in Related Information. For questions about University work-family policies and procedures, contact Campus Human Resources, Policy & Personnel Services.

Campus Human Resources, Policy & Personnel Services
Phone: (310) 794-3147 | Fax: (310) 794-0865