Outside Professional Activities

Participation in outside professional activities shall not interfere with the performance of University duties in accordance with the University of California Policy on Outside Professional Activities for University Officers and Designated Staff, established by the President on July 1, 1995.


All Senior Management Group employees who participate in outside professional activities, including officers of the university, are subject to this policy.

Senior Management Group employees include the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, Assistant Vice Chancellors, Chief of Police and Deans of the University.

Definition of Outside Activities

Outside professional activities include, but are not limited to, service on state or national commissions, government agencies and boards, committees or advisory groups to other universities, organizations established to further the interests of higher education, not for profit organization, and service on corporate boards of directors.

Approval Authority

The immediate supervisor of a senior management employee is responsible for approving participation in outside professional activities in advance and in writing. The supervisor must keep this authorization on file.

Honoraria and Travel Reimbursement

Receipt of honoraria and travel reimbursement for expenses incurred in performing outside professional activities shall be in accordance with existing University policies and procedures, including, but not limited to:

  1. Personnel Policies for Senior Managers
  2. Business and Finance Bulletin G-28 – Travel
  3. Policy and guidelines regarding Acceptance of Gifts and Gratuities under California's Political Reform Act. See Acceptance of Gifts and Gratuities.

Compensated Outside Professional Activities

Accrued Vacation shall be used when a senior management employee participates in compensated outside professional activities during the regular work week.

Corporate Board Service

For the reporting period July 1 through June 30 of each year, senior management members of staff must report to the Office of the President information relating to compensated and uncompensated participation on corporate boards.