Dear Members of the UCSF Community,

I am writing to share the outcome of the 2015 Staff Engagement Survey. UCSF’s overall score rose modestly from 3.81 to 3.86 points on a five-point scale, and over the four annual surveys completed since 2011, we have had an increase of .26. While this constitutes a meaningful increase and could indicate a higher sense of engagement, I encourage all of us to use this information as the impetus for further significant progress.

We all have a role to play in this critical effort. Survey results show that units that work on action plans as a team have significantly higher engagement. Each of us can participate in important ways:

  • Contribute to your unit’s action planning activities. You can expect to hear your unit’s specific results in the coming weeks.
  • Share your ideas with your managers and peers in support of actions to promote engagement in your unit.
  • Collaborate with your colleagues and look for opportunities to integrate engagement into daily work.

Together we make UCSF a great place to work and also ensure that UCSF continues to position itself as a leader in research, education, and patient care. I join you in sharing the responsibility for fostering engagement and am deeply grateful for all you do for UCSF.


Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor