Notice of open comment, UC policy on the use of university vehicles

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Ed Reiskin, Chief Financial Officer & Vice Chancellor of Finance, Operations, and Administration

The University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy BFB-BUS-46 Use of University Vehicles.  

Revisions address the following key issues:

  • The inclusion of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Negligent Operator Treatment System (NOTS) as a standard for eligibility to drive on behalf of the University.
  • Implementation will apply to all drivers on University business – not solely employees.
  • Establishment of Vehicle Collision Review Committees to review collisions, determine preventability, and promote driver safety awareness.
  • Establishment of guidelines for drivers involved in preventable collisions, including training, suspension, and potential revocation of driving privileges.

The draft policy is available for viewing online.

Comments may be sent to the Policy Coordination Office at by the close of business on March 01, 2023.