UC Staff Engagement Survey 2019

All-Staff Town Hall 2017

On Monday, May 13, a sample of non-represented staff received an email invitation to participate in the UC Staff Engagement Survey, created by the Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA). The survey closes on June 7, 2019.

A sample of UC Davis non-represented staff received a survey link from survey administrator Willis Towers Watson, where they can provide valuable information

UC Staff Engagement Survey Email Invitation 2019
Email invitation sent May 13 to sample of non-represented staff. For help accessing the survey, please email Willis Towers Watson at EmployeeSurveySupport@willistowerswatson.com.

about their experiences, needs and impressions working for UC Davis.

Roughly 20,000 staff across UC are invited to participate in the survey, which is completely confidential, meaning personally identifying information will not be shared with UC Davis or UC.

"We greatly value the direct feedback from individual staff, which can help shape how we all work at UC Davis," wrote Chief Human Resources Officer Christine Lovely and Acting Staff Assembly Chair Paul Cody, in an email encouraging invitees to complete the survey. "There is always room for improvement and we appreciate your help identifying areas to improve the staff experience."

You can view more information on the 2017 UC Staff Engagement Survey, including the 2017 Survey Results & Questions.

The UC Staff Engagement Survey will also be discussed at the next Staff Assembly meeting

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
225 Hopkins (DANR Building)

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Who is conducting this survey?
  • Beginning May 13, University of California will initiate its 4th systemwide Staff Engagement Survey. The survey was developed by the Council of University of California Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) in collaboration with Systemwide Human Resources’ Employee Relations department and Willis Towers Watson, a firm conducting the survey on UC’s behalf.
  • Why does University of California conduct this survey?
  • University of California wants to create and sustain a work environment that enables staff to fully contribute to our mission of excellence in teaching, research, and public service. The employee opinions gathered through the survey help the organization assess the level of involvement, commitment and satisfaction staff feel toward their work. Conducting the survey every few years enables us to identify positive trends and opportunities for improvement. The last UC Staff Engagement Survey was conducted in 2017.
  • Who is eligible to take the survey?
  • Randomly selected policy-covered staff, who joined the organization on or before June 1, 2018, will receive an email from Willis Towers Watson with an invitation to take the survey. Union-represented employees will not participate in the survey because UC receives their feedback through their union representatives during the collective bargaining process.
  • How are the results valid, if all employees aren't surveyed?
  • The random sample of 64% employees is proven to be statically sound, meaning that the maximum margin of error will be within accepted boundaries for survey research (+/- 5% or less). In addition, while it would be nice to ask all participants to participate, it would be cost prohibitive to do so.
  • If I am randomly selected, am I required to take the survey?
  • No. The survey is voluntary, but we encourage you to participate because it will help the organization make improvements based on your input.
  • Are my survey answers confidential?
  • Yes. Under no circumstances will anyone within this organization see your individual responses. All responses are reported “blind” - without employee names attached to them. Ensuring confidentiality is another reason an outside firm was hired to administer the survey.
  • If you are not randomly selected, how can you express your opinions?
  • If you are not selected to complete the survey, you can participate in future action planning and survey-related activities that will occur following the survey. Your thoughts and views are still important and appreciated. We also encourage you to reach out to our local Staff Assembly to get information regarding post-survey efforts or to provide input that will help them plan staff activities and communication. Staff Assembly plans to host a Staff Town Hall, in which campus leadership will go over the survey results with all staff (date TBD).
  • When will the survey be held?
  • The survey opens on Monday, May 13 and closes 11:59pm on Friday, June 7, 2019.
  • When will the survey results be available?
  • UC senior leadership will receive results by late June, 2019. Then, they will be communicated through subsequent layers of the organization. This give each level of leadership a chance to consider how they might address concerns or celebrate achievements. The survey results will be more broadly communicated in September/October.
  • How do we use the results of the survey?
  • We use feedback to strategically guide managers’ action plans, including setting goals. UC campuses and locations should review survey results with staff within 30 days of receiving them - and to engage their staff in action planning immediately afterward.
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