Notice of Policy Changes (PPSM)

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From time to time, changes are made to PPSM at a systemwide or local level. When these changes are proposed or enacted, we will notify you of them here.

Mar. 2, 2021

UC's Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Policy

The University of California invites you to comment on proposed revisions to UC’s Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Policy through May 31, 2021. This revised Policy incorporates changes to the California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (CalNAGPRA), which were signed into law under AB 275 in September 2020 and became effective January 1, 2021.

The Policy reflects extensive input received from tribes, UC faculty and staff, and other key stakeholders.

The University is committed to the repatriation of Native American human remains and cultural items in accordance with the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), its accompanying regulations, and CalNAGPRA. The fundamental importance of facilitating the repatriation of Native American and Native Hawaiian human remains and cultural items undergirds the Policy.

We look forward to the implementation of this policy. UC is committed to bringing the ancestors and their cultural items home.

You can access the revised policies on UCOP's website.


Mar. 2, 2021

Proposed Presidential Policy on Classification of Gifts and Sponsored Awards

Policy Draft - Classification of Gifts and Sponsored Awards

The University has seen a significant increase in external support in the recent decade – especially from private foundations (including family foundations) and corporations. Though key concepts remain the same, the proposed policy provides greater clarity for properly classifying private support in contemporary circumstances. It also includes definitions, FAQs, and a checklist with weighted criteria.

If you have any questions or if you wish to comment, please contact Dragana Nikolajevic at, no later than May 26, 2021.


Feb. 1, 2021

PPSM-2 Definition of Terms

Revised PPSM-2 Definition of Terms

Changes include:

  • Formatting updates, deletion of redundant language, typographical amendments

Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect (CANRA)

Revised Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect (CANRA)

Changes include:

  • Technical updates per AB 1963:

    • a) expanded the definition of Mandated Reporters to include certain human resources employees (including academic personnel staff or other such location employees who are charged with handling discrimination complaints as defined by CANRA), and adults who supervise minor employees;

    • b) reformatted Appendix A to separate Mandated Reporter categories;

    • c) technical update of Appendix B-2; and

    • d) made updates for gender-neutral language.


PPSM 20 Local Implementing Procedure

Revised Draft - Local Procedure 20: Recruitment and Promotion

Thank you for your feedback on our update of UC Berkeley’s local implementing procedures for PPSM 20 (Recruitment and Promotion) to help advance the goals of our Principles of Community and Strategic Plan. We have made these changes to ensure consistent and equitable hiring processes across campus. Some of the change highlights include:

  • Minimum posting duration: Management/Senior Professional (MSP) - 14 calendar days from the date posted which will begin the next business day (mirroring Professional Support Staff (PSS) requirements).

  • Required Training: In order to ensure each search participant understands UC's obligations related to equal employment and affirmative action, hiring managers and members of the search committee are required to complete training prior to serving on a committee (to be renewed every 2 years). This training includes:

  • Applicant Statements for Contributions to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB): Supervisor and Manager level positions (i.e., classified as Supr 1-2 and Mgr 1-4) will include a brief statement submitted by the Applicant for the hiring manager/search committee’s review that will outline their past, current, and future contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in their work.

People & Culture made the revised local implementing procedures effective February 1, 2021.

We highly recommend visiting the UC Learning Center to take all required training soon so you can be fully prepared. Hiring managers and search chairs should also start asking panelists to complete the training before participating in any searches. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at


Updated Interim Vaccination Program Policy

This has been revised to include employees at all locations 

Interim Policy: SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Program.  Updated Jan 15, 2021


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