Campus Messages

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

Coming 4/27: 2021 UCSF Staff Engagement Survey

Dear Members of the UCSF Community:

On April 27, you will receive an invitation to participate in the 2021 UCSF Staff Engagement Survey, which will once again be conducted by Gallup. The 2020 survey was cancelled due to the disruption to our lives caused by the onset of COVID-19. More than a year later, the need to hear from our staff community is imperative.

Completing the survey should take less than ten minutes, and your response will help us understand the progress we have made toward our shared goal of making UCSF an inclusive and supportive place to work.

Managers and their teams use their results each year to create action plans that build on strengths and address challenges. At the UCSF-wide level, we look for trends and patterns in engagement and satisfaction that help us understand how staff feel about their work so we can identify opportunities for improvement across our institution.

Based on the results from 2019, UCSF has continued its efforts to sustain and increase staff engagement. These include:

  • Working on the organization-wide action plan to create paths toward addressing unconscious bias and to help managers advocate on behalf of their staff, including the introduction of manager and staff training on this topic.
  • Measuring progress on confronting and resolving issues of belonging and inclusion.
  • Participating in the 2020 Your Voice Counts survey, with a focus on the organizational priorities of addressing UCSF’s COVID-19 response, financial recovery, and racial injustice.

You can read more online.

As with the past eight surveys, Gallup will hold individual responses in confidence, and results will only be reported in aggregate to departments and units. Confidentiality is one reason why UCSF uses Gallup to conduct the survey.

Please ensure that your voice is heard by sharing your experiences and completing the survey. I look forward to reviewing the results with you in July and reporting on specific steps we are taking to implement our organization-wide action plan. Thank you for all you do for UCSF.


Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor