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About Blink

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Blink is an online source of information, training and tools for UC San Diego faculty and staff. The primary focus is to provide information on business processes, but we also spotlight items that support a balanced work life, from benefits and child care to recreation and events.

First launched in 2000 to streamline administrative processes and make the vast amount of campus business information more accessible, Blink got a makeover in 2009 to help make you even more efficient at work.

Who is Blink for?

Blink’s target user is new or less-experienced campus staff, especially those supporting academic departments. More experienced staff will be able to skip the general overviews and drill directly to detailed information, and can also use Blink to stay on top of changes in process and policy.

How is the site organized?

Blink is organized by service topics, represented by the categories underneath "Blink Tabs" at the top of each page. Top-level categories or "Tabs" related to campus business and services include:

  • Buy & Pay
  • Facilities & Services
  • Faculty Resouces
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Research
  • Safety
  • Student/ Class Info
  • Technology
  • Travel

Who is behind Blink?

Blink is a project of Administrative Computing and Telecommunications (ACT) but is maintained by subject-matter experts from departments throughout campus. Cloud & Web Services coordinates training and updates and maintains the Blink home page.

Managing Blink and TritonLink content describes how to work with Cloud & Web Services to add content to Blink.


Blink aims to be accurate and up to date; easy to read and understand; easy to search and navigate; and oriented to the user’s point of view.

Blink aims to avoid legalese. Policies, procedure documents, notices and other official documents are used as background material, and will be referred to by hyperlink, but will not reside within Blink.

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Note: this page has a friendly link that’s easy to remember: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/aboutblink