Changes to four policies now in effect

Revision to fifth policy delayed to allow for discussion

The Office of Policy and Efficiency (OPE) last week announced changes to four administrative policy statements (APSs) from the academic affairs, fiscal and human resources areas.

The revised policies were approved by President Bruce Benson and took effect on July 1, 2015.

1017- Procedures for Implementing Regent Actions on Distinguished Professorships

4013- Officer Disclosure of Interests

5014- Sexual Misconduct 

5015- Conflict of Interests in Amorous Relationships

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The periodic review of APS 5019, Parental Leave for Faculty and University Staff, began last March as part of the July 1 policy cycle. The review will continue into the Jan. 1, 2016, policy review cycle, OPE announced.

The policy, which provides the university’s parental leave policy for faculty and university staff in accordance with the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act, was last reviewed in June 2005.

While the policy review has made progress, there still are several items that require more clarification and must be more fully discussed among stakeholders, including Academic Affairs, Employee Services, University Counsel and faculty and staff governance.

Any recommendations that would expand the benefit – and therefore affect the university budget – also would require discussion with the Chief Financial Officers’ group.

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