Monday, September 25

A state audit estimated the UC Payroll, Academic Personnel, Timekeeping and Human Resources project will cost $942 million to implement. However, the UC Office of the President maintains it will take $504 million to complete the project.

UC disputes state audit report on new payroll system costs

This post was updated Aug. 28 at 3:37 p.m. The University of California’s plan to update its payroll system will cost millions more than originally estimated and is several years behind schedule, according to a state audit released Thursday. Read more...

Photo: A state audit estimated the UC Payroll, Academic Personnel, Timekeeping and Human Resources project will cost $942 million to implement. However, the UC Office of the President maintains it will take $504 million to complete the project.

A state audit estimated the UC Payroll, Academic Personnel, Timekeeping and Human Resources project will cost $942 million to implement. However, the UC Office of the President maintains it will take $504 million to complete the project.

Auditors found that two of the 31 reviewed service contracts for University of California campuses and medical centers did not adhere to UCOP's displacement guidelines for replacing employees with contractors. (Daily Bruin file photo)

State audit reveals UC violated displacement guidelines

The University of California violated guidelines governing the replacement of employees with contract workers, according to a state audit released Tuesday. After reviewing 31 service contracts at three UC campuses, two medical centers and the UC Office of the President, auditors found that two of these contracts did not fully adhere to UCOP’s displacement guidelines, which determine the process for replacing employees with contractors. Read more...

Photo: Auditors found that two of the 31 reviewed service contracts for University of California campuses and medical centers did not adhere to UCOP's displacement guidelines for replacing employees with contractors. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Auditors found that two of the 31 reviewed service contracts for University of California campuses and medical centers did not adhere to UCOP's displacement guidelines for replacing employees with contractors. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Westwood Village Improvement Association elected Kifishia Kawachi as secretary of the association's board of directors last Thursday. Kawachi owns Sepi's and Flame Broiler in the Village. (Courtesy of Kifishia Kawachi)

Westwood Village Improvement Association elects new board secretary

A newly elected secretary for the Westwood Village Improvement Association plans to use her knowledge as a business owner to help improve the Village. The board elected Kifishia Kawachi, who ran unopposed, as the new board secretary at its Thursday meeting. Read more...

Photo: The Westwood Village Improvement Association elected Kifishia Kawachi as secretary of the association's board of directors last Thursday. Kawachi owns Sepi's and Flame Broiler in the Village. (Courtesy of Kifishia Kawachi)

The Westwood Village Improvement Association elected Kifishia Kawachi as secretary of the association's board of directors last Thursday. Kawachi owns Sepi's and Flame Broiler in the Village. (Courtesy of Kifishia Kawachi)

New Westwood association member to work closely with landlords

A new member of the Westwood Village Improvement Association said he wants to involve landlords more in the Westwood Village community. The association’s board of directors unanimously appointed John Heidt, owner of Heidt Torres Co., a real estate agency, to occupy a vacant property owner’s seat in Zone 1 of the association’s boundaries at its monthly meeting Thursday Heidt, who has served in various leadership roles in Westwood, such as the board of trustees at Westwood United Methodist Church, said he thinks his ties to community organizations will help him attract successful businesses to the Village. Read more...



Public health officials temporarily closed down Elysee Bakery & Cafe when they discovered unspecified vermin in the restaurant. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Westwood cafe temporarily shut down due to vermin on premises

This post was updated Aug. 16 at 8:11 p.m. Public health officials ordered the temporary closure of a cafe in Westwood because they discovered cockroaches in the building. Read more...

Photo: Public health officials temporarily closed down Elysee Bakery & Cafe when they discovered unspecified vermin in the restaurant. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Public health officials temporarily closed down Elysee Bakery & Cafe when they discovered unspecified vermin in the restaurant. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

A cyberattack on a Summer Sessions and International Education Office server may have breached the personal information of about 32,000 students. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Cyberattack on UCLA server potentially accesses student information

This post was updated Aug. 4 at 2:30 a.m. A cyberattack on a UCLA administration server potentially breached the personal information of about 32,000 students earlier this week, UCLA officials said. Read more...

Photo: A cyberattack on a Summer Sessions and International Education Office server may have breached the personal information of about 32,000 students. (Daily Bruin file photo)

A cyberattack on a Summer Sessions and International Education Office server may have breached the personal information of about 32,000 students. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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