Employee networking and interest groups have been established at UCOP to help maintain a work environment that is inviting, nurturing, and hospitable to all employees.

All OP staff are invited to participate in the activities of these groups. These are employee-led and employee-organized groups centered around common life experiences or backgrounds, and their allies. For more information, see the links/contacts provided below.

UCOP Staff Assembly

The Staff Assembly supports UC's mission by encouraging communication between staff and the administration and other members of the university community on matters of interest to staff employees.


President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women

Promotes women's access to programs, opportunities and activities at UCOP.

Business Analysis Group

The Business Analysis Affinity Group (BAAG) is forming and will be accepting members later this year. BAAG promotes the practice of business analysis, raises the profile of the business (systems) analyst role, shares business analysis best practices within UC, and affiliates with national organizations.

Debra Turnage Link

Project Management Interest Group (PMIG)

The PMIG promotes the practice of Project Management, raises the profile of the Project Management role, shares Project Management best practices within UCOP, and affiliates with national organizations such as the Project Management Institute (PMI). If you’re looking for PM insight – We’ve got it!

Halina Wojnicz Link

Black Staff & Faculty Organization

Latascha Magness Cotton Link

Crafts Group

Meets Thursdays at lunch time (location varies).

Carol Lake Link

Family Resource Network

Provides support, advice, and networking to all UCOP staff members who are balancing their careers and family obligations.

Darlene Alvarez Link | Darin Jensen Link

Latino Staff Association Link

The LaSA is an employee organization that promotes the general welfare and interests of Latinos at UCOP.

Juliann Martinez Link

UCOP Singers

A diverse, inclusive group, who come together to celebrate and promote the joy of the holiday season and have fun.

Daniel Scuiry Link | Charlotte Strem Link

UCOP Pride

Dedicated to providing advocacy, education, and community building for the LGBTQI community and allies within UCOP. Meets every third Wednesday (location varies).

Karin Rice Link

Asian and Pacific Islander Staff Association

Promotes and enhances the well-being of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander staff, faculty and students through active participation and representation in the affairs at UC and the community at large.

Angela Hom Link | Ben Tsai Link

Office Of the President Professional Community Link

We support the growth, learning, and development of professionals at UCOP, engaging members through professional development, networking and social opportunities. All UCOP staff are welcome to join.

Elizabeth McWhorter Link | Aymen Manai Link

PPSM Supplement F PDF

UCOP Procedure

Guidelines Governing the Access and use of UCOP Facilities and Property by All Employees, Employee Organizations and Their Representatives

Guidelines for Staff Interest Groups (pdf)

Rules governing local employee associations/advisory groups and their activities, and how to achieve status as a new group/association