Office of the Chief Operating Officer

We oversee and develop policy for the university's business operations.

The COO division provides system-wide leadership and oversight of human resource administration, information technology, the UC Path Center, the project and initiative management unit and energy services and sustainability. This division also oversees the budget and operations within the Office of the President itself.

Rachael Nava

Rachael Nava

Executive Vice President – Chief Operating Officer


Energy & Sustainability

Supports efficient use of university resources and helps chart a path to carbon neutrality though its leadership and coordination across climate and energy, transportation, green building, zero waste, water and food programs and initiatives.

Top Destinations
Energy & Facilities Management Services

Human Resources

Manages systemwide human resources and benefits, employee and labor relations, compensation and performance, workforce development and compliance.

Top Destinations
Systemwide Human Resources staff
Retirement Administration
HR strategic plan (pdf)
HR contacts
UCOP local human resources

Information Technology Services

Provides information technology (IT) services for UC campuses and the Office of the President, from corporate data systems to telecommunications to computer networks.

Top Destinations
Support services
Policies & guidelines
User agreement
Services for UCOP
Services for campuses


Building & Administrative Service Center (BASC)

Provides a clean, safe and secure working environment and efficient administrative support for OP.

Top Destinations
Employee systems
All BASC services

Center for Operations Excellence (COPE)

Helps UCOP departments develop organizational change strategies to meet current and future business demands.

Top Destinations
COPE services
Change management resources

Strategic Resources Group

Coordinates UCOP project management, business analysis and change management resources.

Top Destinations
SRG services
New and completed projects
Project management resources

UCOP Budget Office

Develops, monitors and manages the UCOP budget program, systematically aligning resources with strategic needs and goals.

Top Destinations
Forms and procedures
Budget development tools

Contact us

Office of the Chief Operating Officer
University of California
Office of the President
1111 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94607

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