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Draft Policies and Procedures Posted for Comment




Proposed Presidential Policy on Integrated Pest Management


Applies To: All Pest management activities at all University-owned or -operated locations, including arrangements in which the University is either the lessor or lessee, with the exception of privately-owned residences on University property.

Brief Description: This UC policy establishes UC requirements for the implementation of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program, as well as oversight and minimum requirements for the use of Pesticides. Pesticide use in an IPM Program must occur only after the consideration of applicable risks to human and ecosystem health, and the determination, based on a careful and thorough evaluation, that other alternatives are not effective in obtaining the level of Pest management desired. This Policy requires that all Pesticide use be performed in a manner that mitigates risks to safety, health, and the environment and ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

January 10, 2022

Revised Presidential Policy on Sustainability Practices

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Applies To: All Campuses, Health Locations, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Brief Description: This UC policy establishes goals in 12 areas of sustainable practices: green building, clean energy, climate protection, transportation, sustainable operations, zero waste, procurement, foodservice, water, health care, performance assessment, and health and well-being..

December 13, 2021

Revised Presidential Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

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Applies To: This Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy applies to all University employees as well as undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and third parties. The Policy applies at all University campuses, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Medical Centers, the Office of the President, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and to all University programs and activities.

Brief Description: This UC policy addresses the University’s responsibilities and procedures related to sexual violence, sexual harassment, retaliation, and other prohibited behavior as those terms are defined in this policy in order to ensure an equitable and inclusive education and employment environment. The policy defines Prohibited Conduct and explains the administrative procedures the University uses to resolve reports of Prohibited Conduct.

November 23, 2021

Proposed Presidential Policy - Fee Policy for Graduate Student In Absentia Registration

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Applies To: All graduate and professional degree students

Brief Description: This UC policy promotes continuous enrollment of graduate and professional degree students by providing an appropriate enrollment incentive. The proposed  revisions to the policy language would permit Deans to establish “a local campus region within which in absentia registration will not be considered” instead of limiting eligibility to students studying outside of California.

Comment Period has Ended
July 22, 2021

Draft Presidential Campus Safety Plan


Applies To: All UC Campuses

Brief Description: The draft plan lays a foundation for transforming UC’s culture, policies and practices to achieve a vision of safety in which all members of the community feel equally welcomed, respected and protected from harm.

Comment Period has Ended
June 30, 2021

Proposed UC Merced
Policy - Identification with UC Merced in Media


Applies To: All UC Merced Employees and Affiliates

Brief Description: This proposed UC Merced policy sets forth specific standards for posting on websites and social media accounts and specifies how media inquiries should be handled. 

Comment Period has Ended
July 1, 2021

UC Merced Interim Animal Policy


Applies To: All campus community members, including students, employees, and visitors. This policy does not apply to animals in research, teaching and testing.

Brief Description: This UC Merced policy has been updated in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and describes the policy and procedures regarding use of service and support animals on University property. The policy:

  • outlines services for members of the campus community seeking accommodation involving service and assistance animals;
  • maintains campus health, safety, and security standards relative to animals allowed on University property; and
  • identifies the distinction between those animals permitted on and those excluded from University property.
Comment Period has Ended
July 1, 2021