We build a strong foundation for UCOP financial operations by ensuring accountability for and compliance with UC policy.

The Business Resource Center (BRC) aims to build a strong foundation for UCOP financial operations, allowing departments to focus on their core duties. Our goal is to standardize procedures and controls to ensure maximum service to departments, as well as efficient, controlled and compliant transaction processing for administrative functions. BRC staff strive to provide excellent service while demonstrating accountability to stakeholders, including the Regents and the public.

Brad Niess

Brad Niess

Interim Director

Contact Us

Phone: visit our Teams page
Fax: 510-287-3838

Business Resource Center
University of California
Office of the President
1111 Franklin Street, 9th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607-5201



Look for the red bricks as you exit the Franklin 9th Floor elevator.

BRC Service hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

BRC Service Goals

New to UCOP or need a refresher on the services that the BRC provides? Read this helpful summary of What we do to get you started!

Whom Should I Ask? Find the right BRC team to answer your questions.


Travel Reimbursement Limit Changes:  Travel Policy (G-28) has been updated effective October 15, 2017 with revised limits for meals and incidental expenses (M&IE) and lodging. Click the link above to familiarize yourself with these revisions before traveling!

New Restrictions on use of UCOP Funds: new procedures for UCOP employee morale events (including retirement appreciation activities and gifts) and STAR Program/Spot Awards. 

UCOP Wireless Phone Bill Consolidation: read the September BRC Blast for details. Receive a phone bill? Submit it for payment through BRC ServiceNow using the "Pay Invoice without PO" form and your FAU. You can also select "Approval Attached" to bypass the approval process.  When we create the PO to pay the invoice, we will use the Telecomm central account.

State Funding Guidelines: learn more about State funding changes, specific restrictions on what State funds (19900) can be used for, and a new UCOP preapproval process established for certain expenditures.