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.


BRC Anniversary Open House We're 10 years old!  Help us celebrate in Lobby 1 on Friday, January 25 (3p-5p). There will be light refreshments, music, games, and prizes. Earn raffle tickets by taking our BRC Quiz available now in the BRC-Franklin 9th Floor or by completing a brief survey during the Open House.  See you then!

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.

Our Direct Bill Lodging Program has added two additional hotels to it's list for UCOP business travelers. The Handlery and the Mosser Hotel are both just steps away from Union Square in Downtown San Francisco. Be sure to check out our updated list of participating hotels.