Article 5 - Regents Policy 5402

Regents Policy 5402 and AFSCME collective bargaining agreements (Service - SX & Patient Care Technical - EX) impose limitations on the use of third-party suppliers for “Covered Services." Covered Services are those traditionally performed by AFSCME unit members (see Covered Services section below) at the university.   

Under these requirements, contracting out can only be used as a last resort. Departments should explore UC Berkeley internal staffing options before contracting with a third-party supplier unless the circumstances meet one of the exceptions outlined in the collective bargaining agreements (see Exceptions section below). 

In addition, Departments must secure Procurement and Labor Relations approval to contract out for Covered Services (SX & EX) work prior to issuing or executing an RFP, contract, purchase order, change order, or service agreement amendment.