The Responsible Office owns and manages policies that fall under that office’s area of responsibility. Usually within the Responsible Office, the Policy Owner, a subject matter expert, oversees the development and review of a policy. The Policy Owner drafts the policy in consultation with various stakeholders at UCOP, with campuses, and other groups, such as employee representatives. Once a draft policy is ready to be released, the University Policy Office manages a systemwide review by two standing committees, the Policy Advisory Committee and the Policy Steering Committee.  All Policies must be reviewed and approved by the standing committees before they are submitted to the President for Issuance.

Policy development Guidelines

A quick overview of the policy development process and important tools at your disposal

Process for Policy Review and Rescission

The University requires policy owners to conduct a regular review of their policies and associated documents (e.g., procedures). Here you can find more information on the process.

Policy Toolkit

Policy development guidelines, processes, templates, terms, and other resources.

Policy Advisory Committee Schedule

Meeting schedule of the Policy Advisory Committee.