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Comments on new Title IX rules due July 13

The University urgently invites comments on the U.S. Department of Education's proposed amendments to the Title IX regulations issued by the May 2020 administration, as published last week. 

The regulations primarily address how schools must respond to sex-based harassment, including sexual violence. However, as the Department of Education proposes amending them, they would also explicitly prohibit other forms of discrimination based on sex stereotypes, sex characteristics, sexual orientation, gender identity, and pregnancy or related conditions, and enhance protections based on pregnancy or parenting status.  

The rules address topics of great significance to the UC community, and it is critical that the Office of the President provide comments. 

To ensure those comments are informed by the views of the UC community, we encourage you to submit your input to the Systemwide Title IX Office directly via an online survey at https://survey.alchemer.com/collab/6922132/2022-Title-IX-Regulations-Stakeholder-Survey. Please comment no later than July 13, 2022.  The section numbers in the survey align with the section numbers in the proposed rules. 

The new Title IX rules are posted at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/t9nprm.pdf.

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 10:56 AM
  • Author: Rachel Lloyd

Employee comment sought on academic family leave policy changes

The University invites comments on proposed revisions to Sections 715 and 760 of the Academic Personnel Manual: 

  • APM - 715, Leaves of Absence/Family and Medical Leave
  • APM - 760, Family Accommodations for Childbearing and Childrearing

Summarized below are the proposed key policy revisions that are being distributed for systemwide review:   

  • Proposed revisions are being made to APM - 715, Leaves of Absence/Family and Medical Leave, and APM - 760, Family Accommodations for Childbearing and Childrearing in order to reflect the increase in the paid family leave benefit from 70% to 100% of eligible earnings, with a proposed effective date of January 1, 2023.  All other aspects of the policies will remain the same. 

The proposed policy may be viewed at https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Administration/Business_Operations/Controller/Administrative_Policies_-_Business_Contracts/Policy_and_administrative_handbooks/ANR_Administrative_Handbook/Recent_Updates.

If you have any questions or if you wish to comment, please contact Robin Sanchez at rgsanchez@ucanr.edu, no later than July 18, 2022. Please indicate “APM-715/760 Employee Comment” in the subject line.

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 10:07 AM

Fee policy for graduate student in absentia registration open for employee comment

The University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy - Fee Policy for Graduate Student In Absentia Registration.  The policy is proposed to be revised and includes the following key issues: 

  • The revisions to the policy language would permit Deans to establish “a local campus region within which in absentia registration will not be considered” instead of limiting eligibility to students studying outside of California.

The proposed policy is posted at https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Administration/Business_Operations/Controller/Administrative_Policies_-_Business_Contracts/Policy_and_administrative_handbooks/ANR_Administrative_Handbook/Recent_Updates/.

If you have any questions or if you wish to comment, please contact Robin Sanchez at rgsanchez@ucanr.edu, no later than July 22, 2021. Please indicate “Grad-In Absentia Policy” in the subject line.

Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 9:55 AM

New policies proposed for absence from work and end-of-life options

The University of California Office of the President seeks employee comments on the two policy changes proposed below.

PPSM-2.210 Absence from Work – Pay for Family Care & Bonding Employee Consultation Period

The University of California is proposing revisions to PPSM-2.210 (Absence from Work), which applies to staff employees in the Professional & Support Staff, Managers & Senior Professionals, and Senior Management personnel groups. 

PPSM-2.210 has been updated to include language that describes the new Pay for Family Care and Bonding option, which will be implemented on July 1, 2021. Please note that only the sections of the Absence from Work policy that were updated as part of this review are included.

The proposed policy is posted at https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Administration/Business_Operations/Controller/Administrative_Policies_-_Business_Contracts/Policy_and_administrative_handbooks/ANR_Administrative_Handbook/Recent_Updates/.

If you have any questions or if you wish to comment, please contact Robin Sanchez at rgsanchez@ucanr.edu no later than April 24, 2021. Please indicate “Absence from Work Policy” in the subject line.

UC Health Participation in Activities under the End of Life Options Act

The University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy UC Health Participation in Activities under the End of Life Option Act. The policy is proposed to be revised and includes the following key issues: 

  • The issuance of the Interim Presidential Policy: UC Health Participation in Activities under the End of Life Option Act in 2016, coincided with the issuance of the End of Life Option Act (California Health and Safety Code §443, et seq., referred to in this policy as the “Option Act”) which allows terminally ill adult patients with the mental capacity to make medical decisions to request to be prescribed and self-administer an aid-in-dying drug to end their life if specific conditions are met.
  • The Option Act establishes specific procedures and requirements to be followed by patients and health care providers who choose to assist them. It also provides that, upon proper notice, a health care provider may “opt out.”
  • UC Health has chosen not to opt out but acknowledges the rights of individual employees to refrain from participating in activities authorized under the Option Act.
  • It is the policy of the University of California to extend to its patients the choices made available through the Option Act and to comply with its terms. The University, however, neither requires nor encourages any individual provider to participate. Participation in activities authorized under the Act is strictly voluntary.

The proposed policy is posted at  https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Administration/Business_Operations/Controller/Administrative_Policies_-_Business_Contracts/Policy_and_administrative_handbooks/ANR_Administrative_Handbook/Recent_Updates/.

If you have any questions or if you wish to comment, please contact Robin Sanchez at rgsanchez@ucanr.edu no later than June 24, 2021. Please indicate “UC Health Option Act” in the subject line.

 

 

Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 2:13 AM

Proposed policy on Native American cultural affiliation and repatriation open for comment

The University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy on Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation. The proposed policy substantively revises the existing Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Interim Policy (“Current Policy”). The policy pertains to the treatment and repatriation of Native American and Native Hawaiian human remains and cultural items under the University's possession or control and the University's compliance with the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (“NAGPRA”), its accompanying regulations, and the California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (“CalNAGPRA”).  This effort began in 2018 in response to AB 2836, a California bill that required the University to revise its previous policy.

On July 24, 2020, President Napolitano issued the policy as interim in order to allow tribes additional time for review due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, the comment period was extended through November 15, 2020, with the intention that UC would issue a final updated Policy by December 31, 2020. 

On September 29, 2020, AB 275, which made substantial changes to the CalNAGPRA, was signed into law, effective January 1, 2021. The prevailing concern communicated by the responding tribes and the California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) during the extended comment period was that the interim policy did not reflect these new requirements. Respondents urged UC not to implement a final policy by December 31, 2020, but rather to delay issuance and allocate additional time to ensure that AB 275 could be fully incorporated into the policy. This revised policy now incorporates AB 275 requirements. 

Below is a list of the significant changes present in the proposed policy from the interim policy:

  1. Definitions (§ II) have been added and revised where needed to align with CalNAGPRA.
  2. As required by CalNAGPRA, deference to tribal traditional knowledge, oral histories, documentation, and testimonies is now indicated when determining state cultural affiliation, identifying cultural items under CalNAGPRA, and making decisions related to the CalNAGPRA repatriation process (§§ V.C.1 and V.J.1).
  3. In consultation with California Native American tribes, Campuses must prepare preliminary inventories/summaries by January 1, 2022 for submission to the NAHC (§§ V.B.1.k, V.C.1, and V.C.5). 
  4. The CalNAGPRA dispute procedures available to California Indian tribes have been added (§ V.I).
  5. The AB 275 procedures for submissions of claims under CalNAGPRA have been incorporated (§ V.D.3).
  6. The flowcharts and narrative previously described in Appendices A, A-1, and B of the Interim Policy have been removed. These documents were intended as visual aids in understanding the consultation, claims, repatriation, and appeals processes described in the Interim Policy rather than as a means of separately conveying policy requirements not described in the Interim Policy. However, as stated in the revised Policy (§§ III.C, V.B.1.i, V.B.2, V.D.1, V.D.3, V.I, V.J.3, and VI.1), UC will maintain these flowcharts on UCOP's NAGPRA website. This will allow UC to make more responsive ongoing updates to the flowcharts to clarify these processes as they are more fully implemented, based on feedback from tribes, committee members, and UC repatriation staff.

Please visit http://ucal.us/nagpra for the complete revision history.

The proposed policy is posted at https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Administration/Business_Operations/Controller/Administrative_Policies_-_Business_Contracts/Policy_and_administrative_handbooks/ANR_Administrative_Handbook/Recent_Updates.

If you have any questions or if you wish to comment, please contact Robin Sanchez at rgsanchez@ucanr.edu no later than May 26, 2021. Please indicate “Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation” in the subject line.

Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 9:28 AM

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