Five system policy changes take effect this month

By Staff

The Office of Policy and Efficiency (OPE) announces changes to five administrative policy statements (APS) from the areas of fiscal, human resources, and risk management - including two rescinded policies that have been rolled into fiscal procedures and three policy revisions.

The changes, approved by President Bruce Benson, became effective Jan. 1, 2012. Overall, these actions will reduce the total number of system APSs from 92 to 90.  For more detailed information, go to

Rolled Into New Fiscal Procedures

  1. 4002-Cash Control
  2. 4010-Complimentary Tickets and Related Expenses


  1. 4004-Bank Accounts and Investments
  2. 5022-Exemptions from State Personnel System
  3. 7002-Operation of University Vehicles

Also, four policies from academic and administrative/general are awaiting the president’s final approval and will be announced once final action has been determined.  We expect final action by March.  These include possible revisions to:

  • 1008-Procedures for the Establishment of Centers, Institutes, Laboratories & Bureaus
  • 1017-Procedures for Implementing Regent Actions on Distinguished Professorships
  • 1023-Restricted, Proprietary and Classified Research
  • 2006-Retention of University Records

For more information on these and additional policies under review for 2012, go to:

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