TO:  UCSB Colleagues

FR:  Sydney Roberts, ELR Manager, Human Resources

RE:   Second Systemwide Review of Draft Presidential Policy -- Abusive Conduct in the Workplace


Enclosed for a second systemwide review is a revised draft of a proposed new Presidential Policy on Abusive Conduct in the Workplace. The first systemwide review occurred from October 2021 to February 2022. Substantive feedback related to the proposed policy was submitted during the first systemwide review, thus prompting a second systemwide review. 

 All non exclusively-represented employees are encouraged to take this opportunity to review and comment on the draft policy. The University will adhere to its bargaining obligations, if any, that may exist in connection with the adoption of this policy, and the Office of the President’s Systemwide Labor Relations office will coordinate that process. 

 In this second systemwide review, the policy revisions are presented in two formats, both of which are attached:

 - First, there is a “clean” version of the policy as proposed.

· Second, there is a “tracked” version of the policy section indicating changes from the first systemwide review to the second systemwide review.


The systemwide review period for the Abusive Conduct draft policy is May 3, 2022, through June 3, 2022. The draft policy is posted at

Comments should be submitted to Debbie Hudgens at on or before June 3, 2022.

Thank you.