Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services
The Responsible Office owns and manages policies that fall under that office’s area of responsibility. Usually within the Responsible Office, the Policy Owner, a subject matter expert, oversees the development and review of a policy. The Policy Owner drafts the policy in consultation with various stakeholders and required reviewers at UCOP, with campuses, and other groups, such as employee representatives. Once a draft policy is ready to be released, the University Policy Office manages a systemwide comment period with the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC). All Policies must be reviewed and approved by Division Leadership and PAC before they are submitted to the President for Issuance.