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[May 18, 2011]
Seven UC employees are in the running for two open staff seats on the UC Retirement System Advisory Board. The board meets three times each year to discuss issues pertaining to UC's retirement plans and shares ideas with President Mark G. Yudof.
Active, eligible UCRP staff members will be invited to vote for two new representatives from May 23 through June 17. See below for more detail on voting eligibility and procedures.
Following is a list of the candidates, with an excerpt from his/her candidate statement:
Grai L. Andreason, associate manager of technology transfer at UC San Diego
Catherine A. Brennan, assistant researcher at UCLA's AIDS Institute
Paul D. Brooks, spectroscopist at UC Berkeley
Michael Erazo, public safety dispatcher, UC Berkeley
Raschel Greenberg, student affairs officer at UC Irvine
Monica Martinez, administrative clinical care partner, UCLA Medical Center
Deborah H. McWilliams, chief administrative officer, UCLA
How to cast a ballot
All active, eligible UCRP members who are not part of the Academic Senate may vote for two candidates to sit on the board for a four-year term.
VR Election Services (VRES) is conducting the online election. VRES has more than 25 years experience conducting retirement board elections, including elections for many of the largest public retirement systems in the country.
Eligible UCRP members with UC email addresses will receive an email announcing that they are eligible to vote. The email will include a link to the e-ballot, a unique PIN and voting instructions. The PIN ensures that eligible voters cast only one ballot.
UCRP members without UC email addresses will receive a ballot and instructions in the mail at their home address. The election information will also include instructions and a PIN for voting online. The members can either mail in the paper ballot or vote online using the PIN provided in the election packet.
VRES has email and telephone helplines. Contact VRES via email at
Final election results will be posted at the UCRS Advisory Board election website by the end of June.
About the UCRS Advisory Board
The 11-member UCRS Advisory Board is comprised of a cross-section of the university community. In addition to the two seats held by elected staff representatives, the board includes members appointed by the president, faculty appointed by the UC Academic Senate, and the chairs of the Council of UC Emeriti Associations and the Council of UC Retiree Associations.
The advisory board meets three times a year to discuss and share its opinions with UC President Mark G. Yudof on issues relating to all members, retirees and their beneficiaries for the following plans: