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Guidelines on Responsible Employee Investigations – Review Request

November 17, 2020
Ian Harazduk
Compliance Analyst & Privacy Officer
Chief Compliance Office
November 17, 2020

The UC Systemwide Title IX Director is requesting assistance with the draft Guidelines for Responsible Employee InvestigationsAn important provision in the systemwide Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (SVSH) Policy requires that all University employees who are not designated as confidential report possible sexual harassment (and other Prohibited Conduct) to the Title IX Office, under certain circumstances.  This requirement helps the Title IX Officers respond appropriately to possible Prohibited Conduct, and is critical to UC’s prevention, detection and response efforts.  Under the SVSH Policy, non-compliance with the requirement “may result in educational efforts, employment consequences, or educational consequences up to and including informal counseling, adverse performance evaluations, corrective actions, and termination.”  In consultation with the location Title IX Officers and UC Legal, the Systemwide Title IX Office developed the Guidelines to help promote consistency in how the University responds to information that a Responsible Employee may have failed to comply with their reporting obligations.

The UC Systemwide Title IX Director has asked that we share the Guidelines with campus constituents and solicit their feedback. The plan is to issue the final guidelines before the end of the calendar year. To meet this timeline, please submit feedback to Suzanne Taylor, UC Systemwide Title IX Director, at suzanne.taylor@ucop.edu or the UCR Policy contact at policy@ucr.edu by December 1, 2020.

You may find additional details about this review or other UC or UCR proposed policies and procedures at https://compliance.ucr.edu/policies.