The collection comprises superseded University of California, Irvine Delegations of Authority Letters (IDA) and UC Presidential
Delegations of Authority Letters (DA) and supporting documentation relevant to the UC Irvine campus. IDAs and DAs are used
to convey authority to specific university officers to make certain types of decisions.
Under Article IX, Section 9 of the California Constitution, the University of California (UC) Board of Regents has "full powers
of organization and governance" over the University of California, subject only to very specific areas of legislative control.
As set forth in UC Regents Standing Order 100.4, the regents may confer policy-making duties upon the UC president. The president
in turn may redelegate certain decision-making responsibilities to chancellors and other UC officers through formal Presidential
Delegations of Authority Letters (DA). The chancellors may or may not be allowed to redelegate certain authorities to campus
administrators. In some cases, a chancellor may redelegate his or her own authority in the form of a campus Delegation of
Authority Letter. Authority remains with the office, not with the individual.
Delegations of authority made by the chancellor at the UC Irvine campus are known as Irvine Delegations of Authority Letters
(IDA). The Administrative Policies Office at UC Irvine maintains active IDAs. Both Presidential and Irvine Delegations of
Authority Letters specify the title of the position to which the authority has been delegated, the extent of the authority,
and whether or not the authority can be redelegated. An IDA often includes a reference to the DA and any specific terms or
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