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Division of Finance and Administration

Contracting Out for Services

The University of California is committed to maintaining a strong in-house workforce and supporting living wages and benefits for employees. To reinforce this commitment, in November 2019 the UC Board of Regents approved Regents Policy 5402, which generally prohibits contracting for services and ensures equitable treatment for any allowable contract workers. Contracting for services where work is traditionally performed by UC employees is generally prohibited and can only be allowed under very narrowly defined circumstances consistent with UC principles, applicable laws and collective bargaining agreements.

Departments considering contracting for services to be provided by non-university staff, for work traditionally performed by UC staff, must submit a completed “Contracting Out Justification Form” for review and approval by Human Resources' Labor Relations. The Guidelines for Contracting Out for Services can be found at Policy on Contracting Out .