New UC policy protects against excessive outsourcing
At its November 2019 meeting, the University of California Board of Regents adopted Regents Policy 5402: Policy Generally Prohibiting Contracting for Services for services that can be performed by university staff. To support this new policy, UC Davis is developing an implementation strategy to ensure UC Davis employees are performing the covered services to the greatest extent possible.
In the rare event that a covered service must be contracted out, the university has convened a workgroup to provide recommendations toward developing a process for reviewing and determining these exceptions.
In a letter to university leadership, Chancellor Gary May stated, "I do not foresee approving any such requests absent written justification for each contract that it clearly meets the limited circumstances described in Policy 5402."