The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) is the systemwide headquarters of the University of California (UC), managing its fiscal and business operations, and supporting the academic and research missions across its ten campuses, five medical centers, and three national laboratories. The UC system includes more than 233,000 students and over 190,000 employees.

UCOP Office of Risk Services is responsible for developing and implementing Enterprise Risk Management systemwide, which entails minimizing the impact of risk, managing risk, reducing costs, and improving safety. In 2010, as a part of this effort, they developed UC Systemwide Centers of Excellence (CoE). The CoEs consist of various people, sites, and/or programs recognized for their unique areas of expertise. They proactively leverage their knowledge across the system by sharing information, best practices, training, and support.

Within the UC system, the University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) campus has consistently demonstrated the lowest employee injury rate. Over the past nine years, this record has resulted in savings of over $30 million in Worker's Compensation (WC) costs, as well as a WC rate that is significantly lower than the UC wide campus average.

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