Posted April 5, 2000
Career Week Begins April 10
Former Berkeley track coach Brian Maxwell, CEO and founder of Power Bar, is the featured speaker for "Go For the Gold," Cal's third annual career week event, sponsored by the Career Center.
Maxwell will discuss starting a company and striving for success at 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, in Alumni House.
In addition to Maxwell's lecture, students, faculty, staff and recent alumni can attend more than 40 workshops during the week of April 10-14.
Topics include careers in education, broadcasting and politics, as well as workshops on negotiating job offers, consulting and dining etiquette.
A complete schedule of events can be found at career. berkeley.edu/CareerWeek/careerweek.stm, or stop by the information tent on Sproul Plaza, open April 10-13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Annual Tax Verification Process
Tax verification requests are being mailed this week to 3,733 University of California employees and annuitants, asking them to document tax dependency for approximately 4,500 family members.
Employees and annuitants to receive the mailing are those whose UC-sponsored medical, dental, vision or legal coverage in 1999 included at least one of the following: stepchild, legal ward, disabled child older than age 22, other child enrolled before Sept. 1, 1994, adult dependent relative, child or grandchild of a same sex domestic partner, or a qualified domestic partner who is claimed as the employees or annuitant's tax dependent.
The response deadline for all that receive a tax verification request is Friday, April 28. Those unable to submit documentation by this date -- for example, if they have applied for an extension from the IRS -- must respond by the April 28 deadline, alerting Insurance Services that they need additional time.
Those who do not respond will be notified that the family members are deemed ineligible and will be de-enrolled retroactive to Jan. 11, 1999, or the family member's coverage date, whichever is later. Insurance carriers will also be advised.
Those who recently participated in the family member verification should note that this verification is not the same. The tax verification request occurs annually and involves only tax records for the previous year.
For information, call UC Benefits Insurance Services at the Office of the President, 1-800-239-4002.
Sierra Club Director Carl Pope Speaks April 11 at Law School
Carl Pope, executive director of the Sierra Club, will deliver the Horace Marden Albright Lecture in Conservation, Tuesday, April 11, at 3 p.m. in Booth Auditorium, Boalt School of Law. The lecture is titled "Common Ground: Environmental Protection in the New Millennium." It is free and open to the public.
Sierra Club executive director since 1992, Pope is a veteran leader in the environmental movement. He has served as executive director of the California League of Conservation Voters, political director of Zero Population Growth and board member of numerous environmental and public interest organizations.
Pope's lecture is co-sponsored by the Center for Forestry and William Main Distinguished Visitor Program in the College of Natural Resources and the Environmental Law Program in the law school.
For information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 643-5428.
Women of Color Conference At Student Union April 15
The 15th annual Empowering Women of Color Conference, "Activism: Demonstrating Our Power," will be held April 15 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union.
Native American activist Winona LaDuke and AIDS activist Alice Hom will be featured speakers. The day includes a panel discussion on prisons, workshops led by Poetry for the People and Radical Women, and a presentations on self defense by Hand to Hand and on holistic health and stress management.
The cost for the all-day conference is $10-$20 (sliding scale), which includes breakfast, lunch and a reception. Registration starts at 8 a.m.
For information, call 642-2876, e-mail ewocc_comm.@uclink4.berkeley.edu or see http://ga.berkeley.edu/ewocc2000 on the Web.