How to Add Referees to Your Packet


At UCSF, appointment and advancement packets are created, reviewed, and routed within the Advance system. As a candidate for an appointment or advancement action, you will have a packet created for you by your department academic personnel analyst. It is your responsibility to provide names of colleagues who can be contacted to support your proposed advancement action. You can do this by adding the data in the Referee List section of My Packet, or by asking your APA to add them. Access Advance through, and follow the step by step instructions above.

Step by Step Process:

1. Log into Advance

2. Click the My Packet tab

  • The packet is defined at the top of the page (to the right of the folder icon)
  • Packet pages are hyperlinks just below the folder icon
  • If you have two (or more) packets in process
  • Click the other action under the folder icon on the far right

3. Click the Referee List link under the folder icon

4. Click your mouse into the Name field and enter data

5. Click Save


  • Use the Tab key to move between fields
  • Select a Reference Type (Intramural (default); Extramural; Teaching/Mentoring)