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The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the state of California. Under the California Master Plan for Higher Education, the University of California is a part of the state's three-tier public higher education system, which also includes the California State University system and the California Community Colleges system.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$12,623,601 Given
Information

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4 2013
  • Top Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for University of California Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$10,128,599 Spent
Information

Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q3, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of University of California

View all lobbying data for University of California Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 3453 dockets; Submitted to 168 dockets
Information

All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "University of California" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Earmarks

$16,321,000 Received
Information

Figures are based on both committee earmark disclosures and on analysis of appropriations bill text. Table shows top 10 earmarks, ordered by dollar amount in the final version of the bill.

For more information, see our Earmark Methodology page.

Top Earmarks

Fiscal Year Amount Description
2010 $4,500,000 University of California American Burn Association (Lungren): Military Burn Trauma Research Program
2010 $2,400,000 University of California: Middle East Regional Security Program
2008 $2,400,000 University of California: Office of the Secretary, undistributed -- Middle East Regional Security issues program
2010 $2,150,000 University of California: Review of the Klamath, North Coast, and Central Valley Hatchery Operations in California
2010 $2,000,000 University of California: Pierce's Disease, CA
2010 $1,600,000 University of California: High Speed, High Volume Laboratory Network for Infectious Disease
2010 $750,000 University of California: Fresh Produce Food Safety, CA
2008 $521,000 University of California: Fresh Produce food safety, CA
View all earmarks data for University of California

Federal Spending

302 grants; 8 contracts
Information

Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
grant
University Of California 2009 National Institutes Of Health CALIFORNIA NATIONAL PRIMATE RESEARCH CENTER $9,907,870
grant
University Of California 2007 National Institutes Of Health CALIFORNIA NATIONAL PRIMATE RESEARCH CENTER $9,757,311
grant
University Of California 2008 National Institutes Of Health CALIFORNIA NATIONAL PRIMATE RESEARCH CENTER $9,645,115
grant
University Of California 2006 National Institutes Of Health $9,638,847
grant
University Of California 2004 National Institutes Of Health $9,380,211
grant
University Of California 2005 National Institutes Of Health $9,346,295
grant
University Of California 2003 National Institutes Of Health $8,474,260
grant
University Of California 2001 National Institutes Of Health $7,868,454
grant
University Of California 2002 National Institutes Of Health $7,865,543
grant
University Of California 2000 National Institutes Of Health $7,423,863
View all grant & loan data for University of California View all contract data for University of California Sources: USASpending.gov

Contractor Misconduct

29 Instances
Information

This information is collected by the Project On Government Oversight from press releases, court documents, news reports and other public records. It is not meant to be an exhaustive account of all instances of federal contractor misconduct.

More information on each instance, including primary source documents, is available on POGO's site by clicking on the instance description. More information on POGO's methodology is available here.

covers through POGO's March 5, 2013 release
Misconduct Type Hired By Incident Year Disposition Penalty
Government Contract Fraud Health and Human Servs. Medicare/Medicaid False Billings 2001 Settlement $22,500,000
Labor Energy LANL Equal Pay Act Class Action 2007 Settlement $16,441,253
Labor Energy Singleton v. The University of California (Gender Discrimination at Lawrence Livermore Lab) 2003 Settlement $10,600,000
Labor None Conney v. University of California (Sexual Harassment and Retaliation) 2004 Judgment Against Defendant $4,070,000
Government Contract Fraud Energy Mischarging of Labor Hours at LLNL 2004 Settlement $3,897,366
Poor Contract Performance Energy Violations of Classified Information Security Requirements at Los Alamos National Laboratory 2007 Fine $2,800,000
Labor Energy Kotla v. University of California (Wrongful Termination) 2005 Judgment Against Defendant $2,100,000
Environment Energy Nuclear Safety Violations at Los Alamos Lab (2007) 2007 Fine $1,100,000
Labor Energy Whistleblower Retaliation at LLNL (Doggett) 2003 Settlement $990,000
Labor Energy Walp v. University of California (Wrongful Termination) 2003 Settlement $930,000
View all contractor misconduct data for University of California Sources: Federal Contractor Misconduct Database from POGO

EPA Violations

2 Enforcement Actions
Information

Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.

Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.

For more information see our EPA methodology page.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
University Of California (Los Alamost National Laboratory) (Nmr05a734) University of California (Los Alamos National Lab) 2009 Los Alamos, Nm $4,342,000
Regents Of The University Of California Regents of the University of California 2004 Berkeley, Ca; Bodega ... $1,595,370
View all EPA violations data for University of California Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

3784 people on 401 committees
Information

Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "University of California" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 3006 people on 123 committees
  • Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 478 people on 139 committees
  • Toggle National Endowment for the Humanities 131 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 67 people on 21 committees
  • Toggle National Aeronautics and Space Administration 37 people on 16 committees
  • Toggle Department of Energy 30 people on 15 committees
  • Toggle Department of Defense 23 people on 22 committees
  • Toggle Department of Agriculture 21 people on 15 committees
  • Toggle National Endowment for the Arts 14 people on 5 committees
  • Toggle Department of the Interior 15 people on 9 committees
View all advisory committee data for University of California