Berkeley Regional Services consists of six integrated service teams providing clusters of schools, colleges, and organized research units with research administration, human resources, business, travel reimbursement, and other aspects of administrative support.
ERSO, the regional services team serving the College of Engineering, the School of Environmental Design, and the School of Information, has been in operations for several years and is considered the first regional service team. Additional regions (see graphic below) were implemented throughout 2018 with a focus on physical sciences; biological sciences; social sciences, arts & humanities; professional schools; and administrative units.
Academic regions have a Regional Associate Dean directing operations and representing the interests of the principal investigators, faculty, and staff in the region. The Professional Schools region, ProS, is led by a Lead Dean, representing the Deans of eight professional schools and colleges and University Extension.
A dedicated Regional Director manages the day-to-day operations of each region and direct the service professionals. The Regional Associate Deans and Regional Directors from all regions meet monthlhy to identify issues and propose solutions for improving service delivery across campus.