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Resources for Trans and Non-Binary Employees

Resources for Trans and Non-Binary Employees

UC Davis is committed to supporting trans and non-binary employees in the workplace. We hope you find these resources to be informative and helpful.

Workplace Transition Plan 

This document can help the employee engage with their human resources professionals and supervisor to develop a plan that supports the transition of their name and/or pronouns in the workplace.  
Download Gender Transition in the Workplace Document


Policies and Laws

Title IX

In 2021, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued materials in support of a Title IX prohibition on discrimination on the basis of sex to include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

University of California Policy

Note: If you believe you have experienced an act of hate, bias, discrimination or harassment, contact UC Davis HDAPP.

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Your Health and Welfare

Health Benefits for Transgender and Non-Binary Employees

University of California offers comprehensive health care benefits for transgender, non-binary, and transitioning employees.

Reporting a Problem at UC Davis

Where to turn at UC Davis if you believe you have experienced or witnessed an act of hate, bias, discrimination or harassment.

  • HDAPP  The Harassment & Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program (HDAPP) at UC Davis supports employees who experience harassment or discrimination at the UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) campuses.
  • Report Hate and Bias website  If you believe you have experienced or witnessed an act of hate, bias, discrimination or harassment, please use this website to report it so the university can take appropriate action.
  • Title IX Officer  Contact information for the UC Davis Title IX Officer, and information about Title IX at UC Davis (UC Davis Compliance and Policy Office).

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Community & Individual Support

UC Davis offers a variety of resources and engagement opportunities for trans and non-binary staff to find community and belonging.

Employee Resource Groups

Community Resources

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Updating Your Employee Records

All UC Davis employees have a right to be referred to by their lived name and have their demographic information reflected accurately. Employees can update their records at any time on UCPath.

Employee Identification Badges

Instructions for Updating Your Information in UCPath

  • Update your Lived name
  • Article with complete instructions
  • Update your gender identity and sexual orientation
  • 1) Log into UC path.
    2) Click employee actions in the menu on the left, then click "personal information," then click "Gender identity and sexual orientation"
    3) In the "gender identity and sexual orientation—self identification survey," select the desired gender identity and sexual orientation.
    4) Click save when you have finished

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Resources for Supervisors

Supervisors at UC Davis are expected to cultivate a welcoming and inclusive environment for all employees, including those who identify as trans, non-binary, or are transitioning.

What are Lived Name and Gender Identity?

  • What is a lived name?
  • A lived name is a self-chosen personal or professional name that is used instead of one’s legal name.
    The individual's lived name will be the default, while their legal name—if different from their lived name—will be kept confidential and not published on UC documents or displayed in information systems that do not require a person’s legal name.
    A lived name should be used whenever possible in the course of university business unless it is used to avoid a legal obligation
    The majority of UC Davis downstream systems are designed to allow an employees lived name (as reflected in UC Path) to be reflected in our various employee management systems.
  • Why would someone go by a lived name, as opposed to their legal name?
  • People change names for various reasons, but within the Transgender community, most commonly name changes are made to have a name align with their gender identity.
  • What is gender identity?
  • An individual’s gender identity is/are the gender(s), if any, with which a person identifies. An individual's gender is their gender identity, which can be the same or different from their sex assigned at birth. All employees can choose from the following gender identities on UC Path: Male; Female; Trans Male/Trans Man; Trans Female/Trans Woman; Non-binary; Different Identity; & Decline to State.

Educational Resources

UC Learning Center

For Reference

UC Davis Policies
UC System Policy