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.

Amal Smith

Amal Smith


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.


Hotel Direct Bill Program: our  pilot program now offers direct bill lodging at several campus locations. Read the BRC Virtual Card Information sheet on how to participate for your business travelers. 

BRC ServiceNow Training: learn how to use the new BRC ServiceNow online intake and workflow system. The next session is Wednesday, February 22, 10:00am-12:00pm in Franklin 12129. Contact Brad.Niess@ucop.edu or Amy.Vrizuela@ucop.edu to register.

BRC BruinBuy Training: the next session is scheduled for Friday, March 3, 9:00am-12:00pm in Franklin 7107. Please contact Brad.Niess@ucop.edu regarding registration.

BRC General Ledger 101 Training: everything you always wanted to know about the general ledger but were afraid to ask! Join us for the upcoming training scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, 2:00p-4:00pm in Franklin 7107. Please be sure to register with Amy.Vrizuela@ucop.edu.