Delegations and Limitations of Authority

Volume 1, Chapter 4

INTRODUCTION

This chapter addresses the University of California's system of reserving and delegating authority in the areas of facilities planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance.

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4.1 BASIC AUTHORITY

References:

Bylaws and Standing Orders of The Regents of the University of California, Office of the Secretary of The Regents, Oakland, CA, adopted April 18, 1969 (and succeeding amendments).

Bylaws of The Regents: The Regents of the University of California (The Regents) have the basic authority for governing the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the University's facilities. This authority is set forth in the Bylaws of The Regents.

Standing Orders of The Regents: The Standing Orders of The Regents provide the President of the University (and other University officers) with certain responsibilities and authority. Except as otherwise provided in the Bylaws and Standing Orders, the President, as executive head of the University, has full authority and responsibility over all affairs and operations of the University (Standing Order 100.4).

The Regents set policy for the University as a whole; therefore, Regents' policies may also serve to establish or limit an authority.

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4.2 DELEGATED AUTHORITY

As permitted by the Standing Orders, the President may delegate authority to staff members. The President and persons who receive such authority from the President act as agents of The Regents. Authority provided to the President by The Regents in the Standing Orders may be limited. Redelegations of authority by the President may contain additional limitations. Facilities-related authorities and their redelegations by the President are listed in in 4.3.

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4.3 DELEGATIONS OF AUTHORITY TABLE

Selected facilities-related delegations of authority and their redelegations by the President are listed in the table below. The Delegations and Limitations of Authority Table is arranged so that the sequence of authorities follows the typical sequence of events for a project in the Capital Improvement Program.

Notes for using the table:

  • Authority To (Column 1). The description identifies the action associated with an authority.
  • Who has the Authority (Column 2). Basic authority resides with either The Regents (R) or the President (P). Whenever parallel authority has been granted to Senior Vice Presidents, other Vice Presidents, Chancellors, and Laboratory Directors, they will normally not exercise the authority unless the required action crosses Facility or other jurisdictional lines or unless there is a question regarding appropriate authority.
  • Source of Authority (Column 3). If The Regents have the basic authority, then the basis of the authority is the Bylaws (BL). If the President has been provided the basic authority by The Regents, then the basis of the authority is the Standing Orders (SO). A Regents' policy may also serve as the basis of an authority. If a basic authority has been redelegated by the President, then the basis of the authority is a delegation of authority (DA) letter (see 4.4).
  • Notes (Column 4). These notes are derived from the original documents.

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Rev. February 28, 2008 (Change No. 08-092-P)

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