Many long term employees have an intense connection to UCSF that spans decades. In some cases, it is generational. A long term employee brings a perspective that is rich in experience and wisdom. They have been resourceful and creative as they have worked around systems and tools that were challenging and frustrating. Many long term employees have long ago figured out what needs to be fixed and why. They may have been through changes here that haven't lived up to expectations and intuitively knew what should have happened to make them work.
We need long term employees to participate to make sure we are paying attention and that we can take full advantage of all the experiences they bring to the table. Leaving UCSF knowing that they helped make the work just a little bit easier and a little bit more straightforward would be a win-win for everyone.