The University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy: Gender Recognition and Lived Name. It is proposed that the policy be fully implemented by July 1, 2021. This is a UC systemwide policy, to be instituted across all campuses and locations; therefore, the terms “University” and “university-issued,” are inclusive of Berkeley Lab and its applicable business processes throughout. The Policy presents the following key items:
The University must provide three equally recognized gender options on university-issued documents and information systems — female, male and nonbinary.
The University must provide an efficient process for students and employees to retroactively amend their gender designations and lived names on university-issued documents and in information systems.
The legal name of university students, employees, alumni and affiliates, if different than the individual’s lived name, must be kept confidential and must not be published on documents or displayed in information systems that do not require a person’s legal name.
The proposed Gender Recognition and Lived Name policy may be viewed here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tiFl-54E9OZAC9F_Qy6Ho8cE4OPMOJvi/view?usp=sharing.
If you have any questions or if you wish to comment, please use the following link to a Google Form by May 14th, 2020: https://forms.gle/K6uXzwxqyAApjuQH8