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Congress of the United States Washington, DE 20515 November 3, 2016 ‘The Honorable Janet Napolitano President, University of California Office ofthe President 111 Franklin St. Oakland, CA 94607 Dear President Napolitano: ‘We write to express our deep concerns over reports thatthe University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has signed a service agreement with foeign-based information technology (OT) services firm HCL Ameria, «subsidiary of HCL Technologies. Recent media reports suggest that a service agreement signed by the UC system and HCL woul result in outsourcing 17 percent of UCSF’s IT staff. Our constituents are among the dozens of career employees, contract employees, and vendor contractors who have already received layofT notices. Compounding these concems are reports that this contract can be leveraged by any of the other ten UC campuses that serve 240,000 students and 190,000 faculty and staff ‘This move has potential negative consequences not only on jobs and the loeal economy, but calls {nto question the responsibilities of publi institutions that receive taxpayer funding. Furthermore, we are concerned about the fact that both UC San Diego's Chancellor and UC Berkeley's Dean of Engineering sit on the board of HCL, raising questions about conflicts of interes. ‘As you know, outsourcing is intended to supplement, not replace, existing workers and should be a last resort only when there is a documented shortage of qualified workers to fill specific jobs. Given that HCL America has designated itself as H-1B dependent, they are required to attest on Department of Labor paperwork that they will “not displace U.S. workers in their own workforces." The current dedicated and capable IT staf at UCSF, and potentially at other ‘campuses, are testaments to the fact that outsourcing in this area is not required. We urge you to reconsider this move and equest that we are provided with full documentation of| the shortage of workers in this area that led tothe decision to hire HICL and lay off dozens of employees. Thank you for your time and for your commitment tothe students and workers throughout the UC system. Barbara Lee ‘Member of Congress Member of Congress