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.


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.

The Franklin Building Global Entry Event originally calendared for this April has been postponed due to the government shut down earlier this year. The new dates are October 14-18 and October 21-25, 2019. The good news is that rescheduling the event has allowed us to book an additional week. Please watch for a second email which will be sent out early April 2019. This communication will include detailed instructions on how to apply for Global Entry and secure an appointment. Questions?  Please contact globalentry@ucop.edu for information.

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.