Roles and Redelegation of Authority
The UC ANR Vice President

The UC ANR Vice President is responsible for UC ANR’s operation. In accordance with UC policy requirements, they issue formal written redelegations of authority for various financial, administrative, and management responsibilities to administrative officials responsible for the operation of their units.

The Associate Vice President for Business Operations

The Office of the Associate Vice President for Business Operations reports to the UC ANR Vice President. They are responsible for UC ANR’s business units and provide leadership and strengthen support for sound and ethical practices. The Associate Vice President establishes administrative procedures that facilitate an ethical environment and improve accountability and control.

Business Units

The Business Units report to the Associate Vice President and provide expertise and guidance on administrative issues requiring in-depth knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures, thereby protecting UC ANR’s integrity and legal interests.

Administrative Officials

In the context of this Guide “administrative official” means any staff member or academic appointee who holds one of the following positions, and/or to whom financial, administrative, or management responsibility has been assigned:

  • Vice President
  • Associate Vice President
  • Vice Provost
  • Program Director (Cooperative Extension, Research Extension Centers, Statewide Programs and Institutes)
  • Principal Investigator
  • Business Unit Director
  • Program and Business Manager

Reference the UC ANR organizational chart.

Administrative officials are charged with implementing practices that ensure UC ANR is managed well and is in sound financial condition; is compliant with applicable policies and regulations; is upholding the public trust; and appropriately reflects the diversity of our society. Each administrative official is accountable for ensuring that the appropriate controls are in place in their respective areas of responsibility, and that their areas are operating effectively.

Note: Responsibilities for administrative officials referred to throughout the Guide are not all-inclusive, nor do they replace a formal and comprehensive job description.

Delegation and Redelegation of Authority

The UC Board of Regents is granted ". . . full powers of organization and government . . ." of the university by the Constitution of the State of California, Article IX Section 9.  The Regents have delegated certain authorities to the President in the Standing Orders and Bylaws.  The President promulgates formal written statements granting certain authority for specified matters.  The President has further delegated authority to certain direct reports, who then (if allowed) may redelegate that authority appropriately.  The President has issued a number of formal, written redelegations of authority to the UC ANR Vice President.  In turn, the UC ANR Vice President has redelegated certain authorities to various administrative officials within UC ANR.

In UC ANR all redelegations of authority are issued in writing by the Controller's Office and are signed by the UC ANR Vice President. Such redelegations of authority may not be further redelegated by the administrative official.

Selected UC ANR executives have formal written redelegations of authority issued by the Vice President for the execution of Memoranda of Understanding; purchase contracts for materials, goods and services; and contracts for lease or lease/purchase equipment. No UC ANR staff or academic appointee may commit UC resources or funds without specific written redelegation of authority granted from the Vice President.  Any administrative official contemplating a business arrangement with an outside entity should contact the appropriate office for consultation and support.

For more information see UC ANR’s Matrix of Approvals for County Directors, UC ANR's Matrix of Approvals for Research and Extension Directors, or contact the Administrative Policies and Business Contracts Director.