UCR Compliance and Civil Rights 2022-23 annual report available

April 24, 2024
Kiersten Boyce
Chief Compliance Officer
April 24, 2024

UC Riverside has released its second annual Compliance and Civil Rights Report for the 2022-2023 fiscal year, highlighting the work of the Chief Compliance Office.

Our office coordinates ethics and compliance activities for the campus and has direct responsibility for the campus policy and privacy programs, compliance risk assessments, auditing and monitoring, Clery Act oversight, whistleblower complaints, civil rights compliance (such as Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, ADA), and other programs and activities described in the report. 

This second annual report details how UCR’s Chief Compliance Office receives and responds to reports and complaints, including investigations. Those include investigations under the UC’s Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy, as well as other complaint resolution activities. The report also highlights significant compliance-related changes and events during the 2022-2023 academic year. 

Some key data from the report includes:

•    A 50% increase in reports, inquiries, and complaints, driven chiefly by civil rights reports of discrimination or harassment.

•    A 30% increase in the number of formal investigations initiated by the campus in response to complaints.

The full report is available at the Chief Compliance website’s data and reports page.

UC Riverside is a unique, diverse campus community united by a shared interest in learning. We also share a commitment to integrity and ethical conduct—a commitment to doing the right thing. This commitment makes my job of promoting ethics and compliance both easier and more rewarding. I am thankful to be part of the UCR community.