Regents Policy 1600: Policy on Security Clearance for Access to Federal Classified Information

Approved March 29, 2012
Amended December 30, 2015

For the purposes of security clearance for matters involving federal classified information, the positions listed below shall be known as Key Management Personnel (KMP). These positions have authority and responsibility with respect to the entirety of the University and, included therein, for the negotiating, execution, and administration of United States Government contracts as described in the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM). In such positions, a KMP ordinarily has access, absent exclusion, to all information in possession of the University, including classified information. Pending issuance of the required access authorization, a KMP shall be excluded from all access to classified information and shall not participate in any decision or other matter pertaining to the protection of classified information.

  • Ex-Officio Regents – the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and the President of the University of California;
  • Chairman of the Board of Regents;
  • The General Counsel and Vice President for Legal Affairs, and the Senior Vice President - Chief Compliance and Audit Officer; and
  • The Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Any individual appointed or assuming a KMP position shall be immediately excluded by resolution of the Board from access to classified information and shall not participate in any decision or other matter pertaining to the protection of classified information until receipt of the required access authorization, unless such individual currently possesses a personnel security clearance at the level of the University’s facility clearance.

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