TO:     Campus Community

FR:      Dana Mastro, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel
          Ann Marie Musto, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
          and Chief Human Resources Officer

RE:     Presidential Policy on Abusive Conduct in the Workplace


Dear Campus Community,


On December 16, 2022, President Drake issued the new Presidential Policy on Abusive Conduct in the Workplace, which took effect on January 1, 2023.  This policy solidifies the commitment of our campus and the UC System to promote and maintain a healthy working and learning environment in which every individual is treated with respect. The policy covers abusive conduct and retaliation by and against members of the University community in the workplace and applies to all UCSB employees (including student employees), unpaid interns, and third parties.  We would like to remind all employees to complete the required training related to this policy.  The training can be located in the UC Learning Center under eCourse:  UC Abusive Conduct in the Workplace.  Training should be completed no later than June 28, 2023 for current employees and during onboarding for new employees.  


You can learn more about the policy including who is covered, examples of what is and is not considered abusive conduct, as well information on how to file a report, on the Abusive Conduct in the Workplace website.  

Anyone may file a report alleging violations of the Abusive Conduct in the Workplace policy by following the procedure found on the website or sending an email to   In addition, employees may report abusive conduct to their manager or to any supervisor, who must immediately report the allegation. 


As President Drake underscored when issuing this policy, this commitment to preventing abusive conduct in the workplace is essential to the mission and future success of the University of California. If you have questions about the policy or reporting process, you can email for information and guidance.