Draft Policies and Procedures Posted for Comment

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Proposed Revised 
UC Policy on
Seismic Safety
UC-CR-17-0324
 
 
 
Applies To:  All University Facilities of the University of California within California except 1) those under the regulatory authority of the Office of Statewide Hospital Planning and Development or 2) K-12 schools or community college facilities built after 2018 under the regulatory authority of the Division of the State Architect.
 
Brief Description:  The purpose of this UC Policy is to provide an acceptable level of earthquake safety for students, employees, and the public who occupy University Facilities located in California.
July 17, 2020
 
 
This policy is currently under review by UC Merced Academic Senate
Proposed Revised 
UC Policy on Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation (V.3)
 
 
Applies To:  All Native American and Native Hawaiian human remains and Cultural Items. Cultural Items, as used throughout this policy, refers to associated and unassociated funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony, as defined by the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (“NAGPRA”).
 
Brief Description: The University of California (UC) adopts as a fundamental value the repatriation of Native American and Native Hawaiian human remains and cultural items (funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony), in accordance with state and federal law. This Policy describes how UC will pursue this value and comply with the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (“NAGPRA”), 25 U.S.C. §§ 3001-13, its accompanying regulations (“NAGPRA Regulations”), 43 C.F.R. §§ 10.1-.17, and the California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (“CalNAGPRA”), Cal. Health & Safety Code §§ 8010-30.
June 22, 2020
 
 
This policy is currently under review by UC Merced Academic Senate
 
Proposed Revisions to BFB-G-28
Travel Regulations
 
 
 
Applies To:  Staff and academic employees of the University and non-employees, including students, visiting scholars, prospective employees and independent contractors.
 
Brief Description:  This UC policy ensures compliance with IRS regulations regarding the provision and reimbursement of business-related travel, and conforms to the IRS “accountable plan” rules.
May 22, 2020
 
 
Proposed Presidential Policy Gender Recognition and Lived Name
 
 
 
Applies To:  This is a systemwide policy, to be instituted across all campuses and locations.
 
Brief Description:  Gender identity is fundamentally personal, and the University of California should ensure that all individuals have university-issued identification documents and displays of personal identification information that recognize their accurate gender identity and lived name (first name, middle name and/or last name or surname). This UC policy also provides guidance on the collection and reporting of gender identity, lived name and sexual orientation.
May 14, 2020
 
 
Proposed Revised Academic Personnel Manual (APM) Section 120, Emerita/Emeritus Titles
 
 
 
Applies To:  Faculty and other academic appointees
 
Brief Description:  UC Procedures for conferral of emerita/emeritus title on faculty and other academic appointees.
Comment period closed
February 21, 2020
 
 
Applies To:  All Native American and Native Hawaiian human remains and Cultural Items. Cultural Items, as used throughout this policy, refers to associated and unassociated funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony, as defined by the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (“NAGPRA”).
 
Brief Description: The University of California (UC) adopts as a fundamental value the repatriation of Native American and Native Hawaiian human remains and cultural items (funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony), in accordance with state and federal law. This Policy describes how UC will pursue this value and comply with the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (“NAGPRA”), 25 U.S.C. §§ 3001-13, its accompanying regulations (“NAGPRA Regulations”), 43 C.F.R. §§ 10.1-.17, and the California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (“CalNAGPRA”), Cal. Health & Safety Code §§ 8010-30.
Comment period closed
November 14, 2019
 
Applies To:  All Campuses, Health Locations, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
 
Brief Description: This UC Policy establishes goals in nine areas of sustainable practices: green building, clean energy, transportation, climate protection, sustainable operations, waste reduction and recycling, environmentally preferable purchasing, sustainable foodservice, sustainable water systems.
Comment period closed
 
 
Applies To: Non-employees, students, and outside organizations who receive a non-cash gift on behalf of the University or the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
 
Brief Description: This UC policy aligns with IRS regulations. Therefore, the gift’s purpose must further a University business purpose, and gift limits must be in line with IRS regulations.
Comment period closed
 
 
 
Applies To:  This Framework applies to Staff and Non-Faculty Academic Personnel
 
Brief Description: The UC Systemwide Title IX Office revised the Staff and NFAP Framework to require the Chancellor or Chancellor’s designee to consult with their campus Title IX Officer on discipline for staff and non-faculty academic personnel found in violation of the SVSH Policy.
Please note that this change is required by CSA, and the Systemwide Title IX Office is soliciting feedback only on the redlined change (not the document as a whole).
Comment period closed
 
 
 
 
 
Applies To:  This policy applies to all graduate students who prepare theses or dissertations in a graduate degree program within the University of California system.
 
Brief Description: This UCOP Policy extends the principles of the University’s existing open access policies to theses and dissertations prepared by the University’s graduate students. Specifically, this policy requires theses or dissertations prepared at the University to be (1) deposited into an open access repository, and (2) freely and openly available to the public, subject to a requested delay of access (“embargo”) obtained by the student. The policy does not affect students’ copyright ownership rights in their theses or dissertations.
Comment period closed