Contracting Out

The University of California is committed to maintaining a strong in-house workforce and supporting living wages and benefits for employees. To reinforce this commitment, the UC Board of Regents approved Regents Policy 5402, which generally prohibits contracting for services and ensures equitable treatment for any allowable contract workers. Additionally, Article 5 of the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement contains language that reinforces, and in some cases goes beyond, the Regents Policy.


Select from the bullets on the left for more information on steps to be taken before contracting out for covered services, and the contracting out request approval process.


For questions or clarifications about the contracting out process please email