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

The COO division provides systemwide leadership and oversight of human resource administration, information technology, the UCPath 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.

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Energy & Facilities Management Services

Human Resources

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

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Systemwide Human Resources staff
Retirement Administration
HR Strategic Plan 2015-2019 (pdf)
HR contacts

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.

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

Operational Services

Supports the successful deployment and operation of common systems which leverage UC’s scale and improve our administrative efficiency.

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UCPath Center
UCPath Project
Working Smarter

Program Management Office

Provides management and support to UCOP projects and organizational transition initiatives

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

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