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.


The BRC will be begin offering bite-sized training modules (5 minutes or less) so that you can cut to the chase and find solutions to your immediate questions.  What’s great about microtrainings is that they allow you to digest and apply information at your own pace and time. Check out our first training: What is ServiceNow?  And let us know what you think!  Email Gemma.Rieser@ucop.edu.

The UCOP Global Entry Enrollment Event is coming - scheduled dates are October 14-18 and October 21-25, here at the Franklin Building. Employees who are interested in participating need to take action now!  You must apply for Conditional Approval online to secure an appointment for the event. More information available at UCOP Global Entry Enrollment Event. Contact Melissa.Amescua@ucop.edu with questions.

Fiscal Year End is looming! - be sure to check out the BRC Fiscal Close page on our website and read our April BRC Blast "Get Ready for Fiscal Close".

Retirements Celebrations - speaking of year end, be sure to read our April Blast "Tis the Season for Retirement and Morale Building Events." Better to be in the know before you start planning so that there aren't any unpleasant surprises.

Heads up - now you can register for BRC ServiceNow classes through the UCOP Learning Management Center!  Search for UCOP BRC Service Now and click Register to see course dates and times.