Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to share with you the results of the 2014 Staff Engagement Survey. UCSF’s overall score, or grand mean, increased from 3.72 to 3.81 points (0.09) on a five-point scale. Over the last three staff engagement surveys administered by Gallup, this constitutes an increase of .21, which marks meaningful progress. I encourage all of us to be part of this trend of increasing engagement at UCSF.

Building staff engagement is a shared responsibility. As the last two survey results showed, those units that participated in and made progress on action planning achieved significantly higher levels of engagement. There are several ways each of us can support this effort:

· Actively contribute to and participate in 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 actions to promote engagement in your unit.

· Look for ways to integrate engagement into day-to-day work.

Together, we help make UCSF a great place to work and ensure UCSF’s ongoing success as a leader in research, education, and patient care. I join you in this endeavor and am deeply grateful for all you do for UCSF.

Sincerely,

Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Interim Chancellor