Who we are

The UC Office of the President’s Office of Workplace Inclusion and Belonging was established to help UCOP achieve its vision of becoming an inclusive workplace that embraces the diversity of its employees and fosters an environment where everyone feels respected, appreciated and valued.

The work of the OWIB will be an integral part of UCOP’s overall strategic framework, organizational structure and everyday activities. In keeping with this, the office reports to Rachael Nava, executive vice president and chief operating officer, with a dotted line to Yvette Gullatt, vice provost for Diversity and Engagement and interim vice president for Student Affairs.

The five pillars

Office of Workplace Inclusion and Belonging is working to foster an environment where employees feel respected, appreciated and valued by focusing on these five pillars.

Office of Workplace Inclusion and Belonging Framework

  • Employee engagement – Continue culture and connectivity work, execute Employee Engagement Survey action plan, and revise staff organization structure
  • Workplace culture and inclusion – Enhance learning and development opportunities, increase organizational capacity, focus on leadership development, and develop a shared vocabulary
  • Equity and diverse representation – Launch equity advisor program, partner with local HR (talent acquisition, promotions and career pathing, succession planning, performance management, etc.), and increase understanding of UCOP as an Affirmative Action organization
  • Inclusion and strategic framework – Develop division-level CEDI strategies, infuse EDI into department practices, set organization-wide EDI performance goals, and increase leadership accountability
  • Anti-racism work – acquire and support diverse talent, audit and revise policies, create and maintain UCOP EDI strategy, and develop culturally competent leaders