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Administrator Responsibilities

Administrative Officials are responsible for implementing policies and procedures to ensure that the university is well-managed and in sound financial condition.

Administrative Officials also are responsible for:

  • Implementing policies and procedures that allow the university to comply with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Upholding the public trust.
  • Reflecting appropriately the diversity of our society.

Administrative Officials may delegate certain administrative and financial duties to others. In these instances, written goals and objectives that define accountability and responsibility should be established in order to make clear the expectations and standards against which performance will be evaluated. Employees delegated these duties should receive timely feedback on their performance as measured against established expectations and standards.

NoteResponsibilities listed for the Administrative Officials throughout this handbook are not all-inclusive, nor do they replace a formal and comprehensive job description.

While Administrative Officials may delegate many of their responsibilities, they cannot delegate accountability. They retain accountability for the following activities in their area of responsibility:

  • Compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, university policies, collective bargaining agreements, and the terms and conditions of gifts, contracts and grants.
  • Maintenance of a sound financial condition and good business practices for the department or business unit.
  • Establishment of an effective system of internal controls consistent with the UC Davis Principles of Accountability and Regulatory Compliance.
  • Adherence to ethical principles consistent with the Statement of Ethical Values and Standards of Ethical Conduct.
  • Safeguarding and accounting for university assets.
  • Administration of human resource activities in a manner that fosters diversity in the work force and ensures due process.
  • Ensuring appropriate access to, and use of, university information and systems, including the integrity of data and transactions input and/or modified by staff in their area of responsibility.