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Staff Equal Opportunity Enrichment Program

The Staff Equal Opportunity Enrichment Program (SEOEP) administers training and career development funds for individuals and departments or vice chancellor areas.

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Individual requirements and selection criteria

The Staff Equal Opportunity Enrichment Program (SEOEP) program provides individual awards up to $500 for training activities to help cover tuition/ book expenses for career development activities.

Application requirements

  • Note: The on-line application is now available. 
  • Apply online.
  • Deadline application is August 31, 2018
  • Proposals must be complete and accurate.
  • The proposed training activity must occur August 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019. Award notifications will be announced upon finalization of the FY 18/19 Human Resources budget.
  • Requests for tuition/ registration fees and books/ materials should not exceed $500.
  • Do not include parking, insurance, meals, lodging, transportation, membership dues, or health costs.
    • Note: Some institute class fees can be considered for funding (e.g, WACUBO Business Management Institute of UC Santa Barbara).


  • UCSD career employees interested in promotion or career change to one of UCSD's job titles
  • Completed probationary period
  • A recent performance rating of "solid performance" or better
    • Note: Applicants should seek funding from their departments in addition to submitting a proposal for SEOEP funds.

Selection criteria

  • Does the applicant aspire to a promotion or career change to any of UCSD's job titles?
  • Does the proposal relate directly to the aspired position?
  • Is the proposal part of an attainable career plan for promotion or a career change?
  • Have staff program funds been allocated previously to the applicant? If so, the evaluation of the previously awarded activity will be used in consideration of this proposal.
  • Is the applicant pursuing an advanced degree? Higher priority will be given to applicants who have not yet attained a bachelor's or advanced degree.
    • Note: Based on available funds, previous awards may be taken into consideration.

If you receive an award

  • Expend or commit all awarded funds by April 30, 2019. Any unused funds will be forfeited.
  • Upon completion of the awarded training activity, submit the items below to Mail Code 0923 by June 1, 2019
    • Reimbursement form (Word file)
    • Evaluation form (Word file)
    • Original receipts
    • Evidence of successful completion of the training ( a grade of "C" or better is required)

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Department/vice chancellor requirements and selection criteria

The SEOEP provides support for department or vice chancellor area training and development programs that enhance employees' job skills and prepares them for career advancement. The following is a list of the requirements and selection criteria for vice chancellor/ departmental proposals for funds.

Application requirements

  • The proposed activity must benefit at least 5 individuals (Collaboration between departments is allowed.)
  • The proposed activity must occur during the period of August 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019.

To apply

  • Applications are now being accepted
  • Submit 1 complete proposal for funds (Word file) to Equal Opportunity Services, Mail Code 0923 by Friday, August 31, 2018.
  • Limit your proposal to 5 pages.
  • Attach a sample/ draft copy of your program's participant evaluation form to your proposal. Ask specific and measurable questions of your program participants, including:
    • Identify your personal goals relative to this program.
    • What skills were obtained and valued in relationship to the personal goals identified?
    • What one thing would you change for next year?
  • If your program was awarded funds last year, submit a preliminary 2017-2018 program evaluation, along with your 2018-2019 proposal. (See the committee's request for year-end program evaluation information below.)
    • Note: The SEOEP committee may ask units/ departments to provide a brief presentation to the committee if more information is needed about the program.

Year-end requirements

  • Submit the year-end budget report/program evaluation report for FY 18/19 funded programs by June 1, 2019, for reimbursement by June 30.
  • Reimbursements will not be processed until program evaluation reports are received in our office by the due date.
  • In the program evaluation report, the committee asks the instructor or program coordinator to:
    • Link the career goals of the participants directly to the training or program provided.
    • Analyze the participant evaluations.
    • Identify successful aspects of the program as well as improvements that can be made for the next year.
    • Provide a list of program participants' names and employee ID numbers in order to track their career progression at UCSD.
    • Complete  program participants grid.

Selection criteria

During the review process, the committee considers the following factors:

  • Are there sufficient anticipated openings to allow reasonable chance for promotion or transfer of the participants?
  • Is the proposed program part of an attainable career plan for promotion or career change of the participants?
  • What supplemental funding sources or resources will the department contribute for training the participants?
  • Have funds been awarded in previous years to the department? If so, the required program evaluation from the funded year will be considered.

Example of a previously funded training program: A laboratory technical training center received funding to help employees become more competitive in laboratory technical level positions upon completion of the program. The funds enabled 8–12 individuals to attend this training without cost to them or their departments.

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Notice: The information on this page summarizes provisions of university policies and/or collective bargaining agreements. Refer to the Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) and local implementing procedures or applicable collective bargaining agreement for full text of referenced information.