DSS Resources

DSS IT Service Center 
Access the IT service center for the Division of Social Sciences.

Access the HR/Payroll service center for the Division of Social Sciences.

DSS Conference Room Policies 
Detailed policies for reserving DSS facilities.

DSS Administrative Structure 
As part of our ongoing effort to streamline administration, focus our resources on the academic priorities of our faculty and students, and provide clearer career paths for our staff, the Division of Social Sciences has  four administrative clusters and three divisional service centers to provide core services. Download the attached file for more information: DSS Administrative Structure

Budget Planning Updates 
The campus moved to an incentive-based budget model beginning with academic year 2012-13. Parameters of the budget model can be found here.  

IT Consolidation FAQ 
The Division has consolidated its information technology staff into a single unit. Download the attached file for more information.

Ombudsman's Office 
The UC Davis Ombuds Office is a confidential, independent, impartial, and informal problem-solving and conflict management resource for all members of the UC Davis campus community.

Resources for Faculty

DSS Research Service Center 
Access the research service center for the Division of Social Sciences.

DSS/Social Sciences Data Service 
Access to the Division of Social Sciences' Social Science Data Service center.

Publication Assistance Fund
The Publication Assistance Fund assists Senate faculty, particularly those early in their career, with the publication of important scholarly books. 

Recruitment and Retention Research Support Funds
The Recruitment and Retention Research Support Funds are awarded in the recruitment and retention of faculty to promote their research productivity.

Course Buyout Policy 
The Division permits full‐time faculty to reduce their teaching load by buying out up to two courses annually. For more information see the full Course Buyout Policy.

Academic Year Salary Recovery from Extramural Grants 
This page outlines policies for the recovery of faculty academic year salaries from extramural research grants.