OFFICE OF ETHICS, RISK AND COMPLIANCE SERVICES

The Deputy Chief Ethics, Risk and Compliance Officer is responsible for the implementation of an appropriate compliance infrastructure with performance metrics, programs, and guidelines designed to detect and prevent non-compliant and/or unethical conduct throughout the campus.

OFFICE OF DISABILITY COMPLIANCE

The Office of Disability Compliance:
  • Ensures that policies/procedures are in place to guide campus with respect to accommodating, and providing access to, faculty and students with disabilities.
  • Provides campus expertise in architectural access codes applicable to facilities, and manages buildings accessibility databases relevant to wheelchair users.
  • Oversees campus initiatives designed to ensure accessibility of printed materials and computer-based information.
  • Resolves allegations of disability discrimination and failure to accommodate with respect to students and community members.

OFFICE FOR THE PREVENTION OF HARRASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION

The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) develops and implements all institutional compliance efforts related to sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault as governed by University Policy (e.g., the UC Policy on Sexual Harassment), as well as state and federal laws (e.g., Title IX). OPHD also oversees and monitors campus efforts to comply with Title IX athletics equity requirements.  

PRIVACY OFFICE

The UC Berkeley Privacy Office is the focal point for campus privacy issues.  The Privacy Office oversees institutional compliance with federal and state privacy regulations, as well as campus and UC policy, and strives to protect and promote UC Berkeley’s privacy values through a unified and comprehensive privacy program.

RISK SERVICES

The Risk Services unit is responsible for enterprise risk services and traditional risk services. Enterprise Risk Services systematically builds and improves UC Berkeley’s enterprise risk management (ERM) capabilities to embed ERM into our organization, enabling senior management to focus on the right risks at the right time, and ensuring risk intelligence is available to respond to risks as they emerge.  Traditional Risk Services administers a portfolio of insurance programs for the campus. 

OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS

The Office of Investigations responds to reports of known or suspected improper governmental activity and retaliation and provides guidance to Whistleblowers and others seeking to raise a complaint or concern. The Campus Investigations Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the Office of the President is aware of all Whistleblower matters and for ensuring that UC Berkeley meets its obligation to report matters in the system wide Whistleblower system known as EthicsPoint.