As part of the ongoing effort to improve privacy and computer security, UCD is requiring all UC Davis computing accounts to be updated with a new Kerberos passphrase, which has different requirements from the old Kerberos password. New federal minimum passphrase strength requirements are the impetus for this change. Previous campus password standards, implemented more than 20 years ago, fail to meet these federal requirements. The recently updated UC Davis Security Standards can be reviewed at this link http://manuals.ucdavis.edu/PPM/310/310-22a.pdf.
At last week's Healthy Families and Communities conference in Davis, participants brainstormed on communications and outreach methods. During that session, Communication Services staff noticed that participants were unfamiliar with many of the tools already at their disposal.
Here are some questions and answers about communication tools available right now to everyone in the Division.
What is Collaborative Tools (CT) and how can I use it?
Across California, county governments continue to face a funding crisis. Last year, many local budgets were balanced with the help of one-time federal stimulus money. This year, the major difference between those counties that are “stable” versus those that are facing huge deficits is the use of any available contingency funds. Indicators suggest next year will be an even bigger challenge for our county partners and will directly impact our county programs.
Some of us hope that economic recovery is in our immediate future and that we will return to the early 1980s when Extension was at its peak in funding and political support. Others are convinced that we must chart a new course, and that the future...
The draft strategic plan for the Healthy Families and Communities Strategic Initiative is posted on the HFC website http://ucanr.org/sites/HFC/ and can be directly accessed at http://ucanr.org/sites/HFC/files/41677.pdf.
Academic staff associated with the HFC initiative should review the draft plan before the HFC Strategic Initiative Conference, which will be held Aug. 24 - 26 at the UC Davis Conference Center.
Three major issues are presented for further review, development, and refinement:
· Issue 1: Promoting Healthy Behaviors for Childhood Obesity Prevention
· Issue 2: Youth Science...
The ANR Business Operations Center located in the ANR Building in Davis (BOC-D) provides consolidated financial services to most of the Statewide Programs, the Research & Extension Centers, as well as ANR administrative & service units located in Davis.
Key services provided by the BOC-D include financial processing of:
- Travel expense reports
- Entertainment expense reports
- Purchasing (including UCD purchasing card transactions)
- Business contracts/agreements
- Invoice/vendor payments
- Gift acceptance
- Cash collections
- General ledger review
- DaFIS account management
- Contract & Grant financial management