Campus Messages

An archive of email messages sent to the entire UCSF community by the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor's Cabinet.

2018 Staff Engagement Survey

Dear Members of the UCSF Community,

On April 24, you will receive an invitation to participate in the 2018 UCSF Staff Engagement Survey. This survey is important for helping us understand the progress toward our shared goal of making UCSF a great place to work.

Since 2011, Gallup has conducted five engagement surveys at UCSF. Over the years, you and your managers have worked hard to develop and implement action plans across departments and units, which have resulted in a steady increase in overall staff engagement.

I am pleased to share a few highlights of our recent findings and progress. You can read more about the survey and activities across the university in Pulse of UCSF.

  • In comparison to Gallup’s nationwide benchmarks, UCSF’s strengths exist within the strong connections our staff feel to UCSF’s mission and within our shared commitment to doing quality work.
  • Following the 2015 survey, we prioritized opportunities for staff professional development, and these efforts were reflected as our greatest improvements in the 2017 survey.
  • Last year, we launched UCSF Recognize, an online platform to spotlight colleagues and thank them for their excellent work, further enhancing a culture of appreciation and engagement.
  • To build a unified and collaborative community at UCSF, the campus formally embraced the core PRIDE Values of professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity, and excellence, already adopted within UCSF Medical Center.

In order to continue our collective progress, your participation in the 2018 Staff Engagement Survey is essential. The outcomes will inform new institution-wide priorities and will guide individual units in creating future staff engagement plans and goals.

Completing the survey should take less than ten minutes. Gallup will report results to departments and units in July. As in years past, Gallup will hold all responses in confidence, and results will only be reported in aggregate. One reason UCSF uses Gallup, a third party, to conduct the survey is to ensure the confidentiality of responses.

I hope you will take this opportunity to make your voice heard. Thank you for all you do for UCSF.


Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor