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

Brad Niess


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.


Online Express Training is now available for travelers and proxies.  All reimbursements for travel and entertainment expenses are requested and processed through the UCLA Express online expense management system.  New to the Express system or just need a refresher?  Register for training at BRCTravelandEnt@ucop.edu.

Travel Webinars - this Fall, Central Travel Office staff have once again outdone themselves with an exciting menu of travel webinars and talks on Insurance, Per Diems, Fly America, and more.  Go to Travel Webinars to register for these informative 30-minute sessions and be in the know!