The University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy: Gender Recognition and Lived Name and Appendix. It is proposed that the policy be fully implemented by UC campuses and locations by July 1, 2021, and it includes the following key issues:

  • The University must provide three equally recognized gender options on university-issued documents and information systems — female, male and nonbinary.
  • The University 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 university 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employees, alumni and affiliates, if different than the individual’s lived name, must be kept confidential and must not be published on documents or displayed in information systems that do not require a person’s legal name.

If you have any questions or if you wish to comment, please send your comments to the Policy Staff Comments email address. The deadline for comments is no later than 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

UCSF has implemented process and system changes, which align with this policy as part of the SB 179 Task Force work last year. If you have any additional questions or concerns about UCSF-specific HR systems or processes, which might be impacted by this policy, please contact Sue Forstat.