We build a strong foundation for UCOP financial operations by ensuring accountability for and compliance with UC policy.

The Business Resource Center (BRC) aims to build a strong foundation for UCOP financial operations, allowing departments to focus on their core duties. Our goal is to standardize procedures and controls to ensure maximum service to departments, as well as efficient, controlled and compliant transaction processing for administrative functions. BRC staff strive to provide excellent service while demonstrating accountability to stakeholders, including the Regents and the public.

Brad Niess

Interim Director

Contact Us

Phone: visit our Teams page
Fax: 510-287-3838

Business Resource Center
University of California
Office of the President
1111 Franklin Street, 9th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607-5201



Look for the red bricks as you exit the Franklin 9th Floor elevator.

BRC Service hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

BRC Service Goals

New to UCOP or need a refresher on the services that the BRC provides? Read this helpful summary of What we do to get you started!

Whom Should I Ask? Find the right BRC team to answer your questions.


State Funding Guidelines: learn more about State funding changes, specific restrictions on what State funds (19900) can be used for, and a new UCOP preapproval process established for certain expenditures.

BRC Trainings: are offered on a number of topics. Check out our Training Schedule 2017 for more detail on classes and when and where you can attend.

Reduce Out-of-Pocket Travel Expense: our UCOP virtual card program offers prepaid lodging at several campus locations. Read the program information sheet to find out how to participate for your business travelers.