Office of Policy and Efficiency announces 19 new policy changes

Total number of system administrative policy statements now below 100
By Staff

The Office of Policy and Efficiency (OPE) has announced changes to 19 administrative policy statements (APS) from the areas of academic affairs, facilities, fiscal, human resources and legal. The changes, approved by President Bruce D. Benson, took effect Jan. 1; they reduce the total number of system administrative policy statements from 101 to 98.

There are six policy eliminations, 10 revisions and three new policies:


  1. University-wide Faculty Personnel Review Procedures (Academic Affairs)
  2. Presidential Review of Faculty Personnel Decisions (Academic Affairs)
  3. Implementation of Tenure Policies for Librarians (Academic Affairs)
  4. Controller Function Decentralization (Fiscal)
  5. Gift Revenues (Fiscal)
  6. Intercampus Implementation of Regents' Policy on Employees with Delinquent Financial Obligations (Human Resources)


  1. Standards, Processes, and Procedures for Comprehensive Review, Tenure, and Promotion (formerly Standards, Processes and Procedures for Appointment, Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion – Appendix A of the Laws of the Regents) (Academic Affairs)
  2. Capital Construction Planning and Projects (Facilities)
  3. Fiscal Roles and Responsibilities (Fiscal)
  4. Permanent Land Fund (formerly Permanent Land Fund and University Auxiliary Enterprise Investment Fund) (Fiscal)
  5. Travel Authorization (formerly International Travel) (Fiscal)
  6. Letters of Offer for Officers and Exempt Professionals (Human Resources)
  7. Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (formerly Affirmative Action, Title IX and Section 504 Programs) (Human Resources)
  8. Paid Administrative Leave for Officers, Exempt Professionals, and Faculty on Twelve-Month Appointments (Human Resources)
  9. Acting and Interim Appointments for Officer and Exempt Professional Positions (Human Resources)
  10. Delegation of Authority for Hearing on Exclusions of Persons from University Property (University Counsel)


  1. Acceptance of Payment Card Cost and Risk (Fiscal)
  2. Background Checks (Human Resources)
  3. Employee Cost Savings Incentive Program (Human Resources)

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An additional five policy changes relating to the University's IT Security Program were conditionally approved in December but have not received final approval from the president, pending a final review by Faculty Council later this month. For more information on the remaining policy revisions, visit the "Policies Under Review" section on the university policy website:

Questions and/or feedback on policy changes may be directed to OPE at or 303-860-5711.

Efficiency Task Force update: The President's Task Force on Efficiency met Dec. 6 and discussed additional recommendations aimed at improving efficiency at the university and within the system administration policy process. Other discussion topics included:

  • Updates on campus efficiency efforts
  • OPE webpage redesign
  • Improving communication of policy changes
  • Transition of old State Fiscal Rules to the new CU Fiscal Procedures
  • Policy Topics A-Z project status
  • OPE outreach efforts
  • Implementation of the new CU Employee Cost Savings Incentive Program

The latest status report and additional information about the President's Task Force on Efficiency are available at, including opportunities for community members to provide comments and feedback about how the university might be more efficient and effective in its business.

Personal finance: The Office of Policy and Efficiency periodically shares helpful links to personal financial savings ideas on the President's Task Force on Efficiency website. The latest list, 10 More Simple Ways to Save Money and Cut Spending at Home, includes tips provided by and  Suggestions and/or feedback on the list may be sent to the office at