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05 June 2003

Berkeleyan summer schedule
The Berkeleyanís midsummer issue will be published on July 24, a week later than previously announced. The deadline for submitting announcements and other materials for that issue will change accordingly, to July 14.

Work fewer hours through START Program
The University is implementing the Staff and Academic Reduction in Time (START) Program to enable academic personnel and career staff to voluntarily reduce their working time. This reduction in time and pay will help achieve temporary salary savings during this period of budgetary shortfall. The program will be in effect on the Berkeley campus from June 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005.

Under START, an employee may request department-head approval to voluntarily reduce working time, within specific limits, from one to 12 months, in exchange for a number of advantages. A program description and questions and answers about START are online at hrweb.berkeley.edu/policy/startdes503.htm; they are also available from the Office of Human Resources and the Academic Personnel Office.

Nominations open for Chancellorís staff awards
The annual Chancellorís Outstanding Staff Awards program is now accepting nominations. The award recognizes individuals or teams of staff whose work is above and beyond normal expectations and has had a positive impact on such areas as student services, customer relations, and staff development.

Staff (except those with academic or executive tier titles) who have completed at least one year of employment at the university are eligible. Any member of the campus community can submit a nomination. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. on Sept. 12. For information, contact Julian Ledesma at 643-0727 or jledesma@uclink.berkeley.edu. Visit csac.chance.berkeley.edu for additional details.

Itís AIDS Walk time again
The UC Berkeley team is now forming for the 17th Annual AIDS Walk San Francisco on Sunday, July 20. You can participate in this event as a walker, by sponsoring a team member, or by making a donation in the campusís team name.

The 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) walk begins in Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park at 10:30 a.m.Participants may register online (www.aidswalk.net/sanfran), by phone (415-615-9255), or by mail (registration cards are available in lobbies across campus). Those wishing to make a donation in the teamís name may do so at the website above, marking the Berkeley team number (0087) in the appropriate box.

For information, contact campus team leader Marybeth Darusmont at University Health Services, 643-5285 or mbd@uhs.berkeley.edu

2003 Distinguished Librarian Award nominations sought
The Distinguished Librarian Award program, sponsored by the Librarianís Association of UC Berkeley (LAUC-B), recognizes excellence in librarianship. Campus librarians, faculty, staff, and students are invited to nominate Berkeley librarians. The deadline for submitting an intention to nominate is Aug. 25. Full documentation must be submitted by Sept. 5.

For guidelines, see www.ib.berkeley.edu/LAUC/DLAguidelines.html. Send nominations to Norma Kobzina, Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library, 2101 VLSB #6500. Contact Kobzina at nkobzina@library.berkeley.edu or 643-6475 for further information.