UC Berkeley Associate Chancellor Khira Griscavage is set to assume the role of the campus’s locally designated official, or LDO, next week, according to a campuswide email sent Monday by Chancellor Nicholas Dirks.
The campus LDO is responsible for enforcing UC whistleblower and whistleblower protection policies on campus in conjunction with the UC Office of the President, the email stated. The LDO responds to reports of suspected Improper Governmental Activity and evaluates formal complaints.
Associate Chancellor Nils Gilman, the campus’s current LDO, said the LDO position is not a full-time job and requires a commitment of about four to five hours a week. Gilman said the role is being transferred over to Griscavage because much of the job description already fits into Griscavage’s jurisdiction as the campus’s associate chancellor for ethics and compliance.
“We take whistleblower-related complaints very seriously,” Gilman said.
Griscavage was appointed to the position of campus associate chancellor and chief ethics, risk and compliance officer in June 2016. In this role, Griscavage supervises UC Berkeley’s compliance, ethics and risk service programs, providing operating guidance to campus leadership.
Griscavage will assume the LDO position April 1.