Because the University of California has adopted a policy that does not protect the confidentiality of recommendation letters to the fullest extent of the law, and because the confidentiality of such letters is essential to a process of meaningful, objective evaluation of candidates for academic positions, I pledge to ____________________ that I will never ask to see, nor will I ever examine, their letter written about me as part of an evaluation of my credentials for appointment or promotion at any branch of the University of California. A copy of this statement may be attached to the letter of recommendation to make clear that it is not to be revealed to me, even in redacted form, under any circumstances.

(signed) _________________________ (date) _____________