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
Oakland, CA 94607-5201


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

BRC Service Goals

How do I? - BRC Quick Tips on standard service area requests, how to initiate action, and who to contact for help.

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.


Have questions or need help with a business transaction?  Check out our current schedule for BRC Office Hours and Concur Trainings (Zoom details included). We would love to have you join us!

To avoid any surprise tax implications, be sure to read up on the new 45-day requirement for travel and entertainment reimbursements which went into effect January 1, 2021.  Information is available at Travel and Entertainment (T&E) Updated Reimbursement Requirements.

The UCOP Financial Information System (FIS) Monthly Close Schedule with cut-off dates for all areas is now available under Frequently Used Links above.