Office of the Chief Operating Officer

We oversee and develop policy for the university's business operations.

The COO division provides system-wide leadership and oversight of human resource administration, information technology, the UCPath Center, the project and initiative management unit and energy services and sustainability. This division also oversees the budget and operations within the Office of the President itself.

Rachael Nava

Rachael Nava

Executive Vice President – Chief Operating Officer


Energy & Sustainability

Supports efficient use of university resources and helps chart a path to carbon neutrality though its leadership and coordination across climate and energy, transportation, green building, zero waste, water and food programs and initiatives.

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Energy & Facilities Management Services

Human Resources

Manages systemwide human resources and benefits, employee and labor relations, compensation and performance, workforce development and compliance.

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Systemwide Human Resources staff
Retirement Administration
HR Strategic Plan 2015-2019 (pdf)
HR contacts

Information Technology Services

Provides information technology (IT) services for UC campuses and the Office of the President, from corporate data systems to telecommunications to computer networks.

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Support services
Policies & guidelines
User agreement
Services for UCOP
Services for campuses

Program Management Office

Provides management and support to UCOP projects and organizational transition initiatives

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UCPath Center

The UCPath Center is a component of UC’s high priority UCPath project to centralize, streamline and standardize the university’s HR, payroll benefits, general ledger, work force administration and academic processes.

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UCPath project
Meet us
Work for us


Building & Administrative Service Center (BASC)

Provides a clean, safe and secure working environment and efficient administrative support for OP.

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Employee systems
All BASC services

Business Resource Center (BRC)

Provides financial operations transactions and events services support for UCOP to ensure accountability for and compliance with UC policy.

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UCOP Travel (Connexxus)
Payroll forms

Local Human Resources

Oversees human resources programs and policies for the Office of the President.

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Find your business partner
Learning and development
OP Life

UCOP Budget Office

Develops, monitors and manages the UCOP budget program, systematically aligning resources with strategic needs and goals.

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Forms and procedures
Budget development tools

Contact us

Office of the Chief Operating Officer
University of California
Office of the President
1111 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94607

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