About Responsible Employees
A Responsible Employee is “any University employee who is not a Confidential Resource.” This applies to student employees (e.g. resident assistants and GSIs), when disclosures are made to them in their capacities as employees.
Responsible Employees are always encouraged to report all Prohibited Conduct to the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD). In addition, according to the University of California Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (UC SVSH Policy), Responsible Employees have certain reporting obligations. If they learn of conduct prohibited under the UC Policy on SVSH during the course of their work (“Prohibited Conduct”), they must promptly notify OPHD.
Reporting obligations for any employee who is not confidential:
You should promptly notify OPHD when:
In the course of your work, you become aware that a student has experienced Prohibited Conduct.
Reporting obligations for faculty, supervisors, managers, HR and academic personnel, campus police:
You have an additional responsibility and should promptly notify OPHD when:
In the course of your work, you become aware that anyone affiliated with the University (not just students) has experienced Prohibited Conduct.
Your report enables the University to promptly address reports of harassment and violence, by informing the individuals charged with taking action under University policy, thus helping foster a safer learning and working environment.
Have questions about being a Responsible Employee? Contact Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 510-643-7985.