- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
The University of California invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy: Gender Recognition and Lived Name. It is proposed that the policy be fully implemented by UC campuses and locations by July 1, 2021, and it includes the following key issues:
- The University must provide three equally recognized gender options on university-issued documents and information systems — female, male and nonbinary.
- The University must provide an efficient process for students and employees to retroactively amend their gender designations and lived names on university-issued documents and in information systems.
The legal name of university students, employees, alumni and...
The Office of the President invites comments on a proposed revised Presidential Policy on Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation (“Revised Policy”).
The Policy revises the existing Policy and Procedures on Curation and Repatriation of Human Remains and Cultural Items (“Current Policy”). It pertains to the treatment and repatriation of Native American and Native Hawaiian human remains and cultural items under the University's stewardship and the University's compliance with the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (“NAGPRA”). This Policy was developed by a workgroup established by Provost Brown, the Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Policy Advisory....
Given the serious federal government actions against Huawei and their affiliates which have legal implications for UC researchers as well as reputational risks for the University, the University of California (UC) provided guidance. The points outlined below are intended to address the current relationship between Huawei and the federal government and will allow UC to responsibly manage risk with as little disruption to the system as possible.
Moratorium on any future engagement with Huawei. This will prohibit purchasing equipment or devices (this includes cell phones), receiving research...
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
The U.S. Department of Education recently released proposed Title IX rules primarily addressing how schools must respond to sexual harassment, including sexual assault. To ensure those comments are informed by the views of the UC community, UC requests your input on the proposed rules.
The following provisions in particular could result in significant changes to UC's current processes:
• Requirement to provide for a live hearing (Section 106.45(b)(3)(vii), page 61474)
• Requirement to allow cross-examination (Section 106.45(b)(3)(vii), page 61474)
• Changes to the definition of sexual harassment (Section 106.3, page 61466)
• Elements necessary to trigger the formal grievance...
Effective June 22, 2018, California prohibits state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Oklahoma as a result of discriminatory legislation Oklahoma signed into law on May 11, 2018, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced.
Oklahoma joins Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas on the list of states subject to Assembly Bill 1887 travel prohibitions.
California law prohibits use of state funds to pay for travel to states with laws that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
For UC ANR, that means UC systemwide assessment funds, which include state funds, cannot be used for travel to...