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 team 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 elevator on the 9th floor of the Franklin Building.

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

Our service goals

Email addresses for functional areas

Find the right team to answer your questions.


BRC What we do:  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!

Hotel Direct Bill Program: great news!  Our  pilot direct bill program is expanding to include two new locations. We now offer direct bill lodging at the Oakland Courtyard Marriott, the La Jolla Residence Inn, Hotel Angeleno in Los Angeles, and the Riverside Marriott. Read our BRC Virtual Card Information sheet on how to participate for your employee and non-employee business travelers. 

BRC Express Reimbursement Training: attend the next training on Wednesday, January 25, 1pm-5pm in Franklin 7107 by registering with Mark.Lozano@ucop.edu.