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Formal Review/Employee Comment: Presidential Policy: Gender Recognition and Lived Names

April 10, 2020
Human Resources
April 10, 2020

The University of California (UC), Office of the President is proposing Presidential Policy: Gender Recognition and Lived Name. The proposed policy is expected to be fully implemented by UC campuses and locations by July 1, 2021.
The policy includes the following key issues:

  • UC must provide three equally recognized gender options on university-issued documents and information systems – female, male and nonbinary.
  • UC must provide an efficient process for students and employees to retroactively amend their gender designations and lived names on university-issued documents and in information systems.
  • The legal name of UC students, employees, alumni and affiliates, if different than the individual’s lived name, must be kept confidential and must not be published on documents or displayed in information systems that do not require a person’s legal name.

Documents for review are:

•    Gender Lived Name Policy
•    Gender Lived Name Appendix 1

Employees covered by this policy who wish to provide comments may send an email to by Wednesday, May 13, 2020.