Personnel Records & Resources

There are three files for each staff employee: a payroll file in Accounting & Financial Services, the central personnel file in Human Resources, and a departmental personnel file in the employee's department.

This Personnel Documents Distribution lists the normative contents of the payroll, central and departmental personnel files.

Access to these files is governed by state law and university policy:

  • Policy 80 and UCD Procedure 80 (for non-represented employees)
  • Union contract articles on "Records" or "Personnel Files" (for employees represented by a union).

The best summary of these documents is contained in UCD Policy & Procedure Manual 320-20: Privacy of and Access to Information.

Inspecting Personnel Files:

Employees may inspect their own central personnel file, supervisors may inspect the files of employees they supervise, and hiring authorities may inspect the files of employees who are being considered for their vacancies. The files may be viewed by appointment at the Human Resources Administration Building, located on Orchard Road, during business hours. Please note, these requests take at least 24 hours to process.

For an appointment, telephone or e-mail:

Employee and Labor Relations
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 754-8892

Personnel Processes:

In addition to viewing your personnel file or the file of a potential hire, there are several additional personnel processes on campus that are handled by various staff in Employee and Labor Relations: we answer unemployment insurance questions and process service audits.

Please review the following table to get more information or to contact the appropriate staff member:

Staff Member


Employee and Labor Relations

Information requests related to grievances

Pam Fiorini
Phone: 530-752-4915

Personnel Files

Subpoenas for Personnel Records

Unemployment Insurance

Katie Fuller

Notices to Unions

Information requests related to bargaining

Payroll Department

Employment Verification

Subpoenas for Personnel Records

A subpoena is a court order compelling a person or representative of an organization to deliver all records described in the subpoena to a named person on or before a given date. The person named in the subpoena must provide all records in their possession, but need not provide records they do not possess or create records that do not exist.

Policy & Procedure Manual Section 320-30, outlines procedures to be followed by campus departments upon receipt of a legal notice such as a claim, summons & complaint, or subpoena. UC Davis Health departments should refer to UC Davis Health Hospital Policies & Procedures Manual Section 1503 for appropriate procedures.

Employee Access to Records & Subpoena Protocols - Police & Fire Procedures

Type of Records Request

Office Handled by



Staff Records
(Central Personnel Files Only)

Human Resources –
Employee & Labor Relations

HR Administration Building


Academic Employee Records

Offices of the Chancellor and Provost -
Academic Personnel

MRAK Hall, 5th Floor


Student Employee Records

Student Employment Center

Dutton Hall


Graduate Student Employee Records

Office of Graduate Studies

250 MRAK Hall


Work Comp Appeals Board Subpoena

Workers Compensation

276 Hoagland Hall

Kimberly Sieg

Wage Records

Payroll Services

1441 Research Park Dr.


School of Medicine & UC Davis Health Employee Records

UC Davis Health Information Management (HIM)

2315 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento


Requests Involving the Coordination of Records
From Multiple Offices
(except Workers' Comp. Appeals Board Subpoenas)

Office of the Campus Counsel

MRAK Hall, 5th Floor

Melissa King

For All Other Records Requests

Office of the Campus Counsel

MRAK Hall, 5th Floor

Melissa King