The Office of the Secretary of the University and of the Board of Regents (OSU) was established to handle the records and communications of the University. The OSU is the communication, operations, and policy-research hub of the Board of Regents. As the custodian of the Board’s official records on policies and decisions, the OSU also conducts research on policy for the Board’s attention and action.
The mandate for the appointment and functions of the Secretary of the University and of the Board of Regents is based on Section 15 of Republic Act 9500 – An Act to Strengthen the University of the Philippines as the National University, otherwise known as the UP Charter.
SEC15. The Secretary of the University and of the Board of Regents. – There shall be a Secretary of the University appointed by the Board, who shall also be the Secretary of the Board, and who shall keep such records of the University as may be designated by the Board.
The Secretary of the University is appointed by the Board of Regents upon the recommendation of the President.