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University of California, Riverside –

The University of California (UC), Office of the President is proposing revisions to the Presidential Policy, UC Seismic Safety Policy, UC-CR-17-0324 (Seismic Policy) per the guidance of the UC Seismic Advisory Board (SAB). The policy revision was a collaborative effort with the SAB, UCOP Capital Programs, the Office of General Counsel and UC campus representatives from Berkeley, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Davis.

The proposed revision includes the following key changes:

  • Policy implementation procedures were moved from the policy and published to the UCOP website within the UC Facilities Manual. The UC Facilities Manual is a repository for information and procedures related to UC Capital Programs practices.
  • Technical seismic engineering standards were updated to reflect current California Building Code and industry standards, and where applicable, specification of technical seismic engineering standards were moved from the policy to the UC Facilities manual.
  • Policy requirements were clarified, and sections of the policy text were re-organized into a more logical sequence for clarity.

The proposed policy revises the current Seismic Safety policy, last updated May 2017. The current policy is available online. A redline version and a clean copy of the proposed policy is attached for review and comment.

Employees covered by this policy who wish to provide comments on the proposed revisions may send an email to by Friday, July 17, 2020.