Policy 203: Authority and Amendments: Administrative and Operating Policies (Section 500)
Section: Authority and Amendments
Policy Number: 203
Subject: Authority and Amendments: Administrative and Operating Policies (Section 500)
Origin Date: December 14, 2001
Revision Date(s): November 7, 2012; June 23, 2022
Effective Date: November 7, 2012
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203.1 AUTHORITY AND VIOLATION
1.1 Authority of the Administrative and Operating Policies Manual (Section 500)
These policies are subordinate to the Board of Regents' Code of Policies and Procedures, and the authority of the Board of Trustees and the President. They supersede all previous University policies and procedures, and take precedence over executive memoranda and other policy directives affecting the provisions of this document.
1.2 Violation of Policies
Violation of these policies by any University employee may lead to sanctions as provided in Personnel Policies Section 300 or Faculty Policies Section 400 as appropriate.
203.2 PROCEDURES FOR AMENDING SECTION 500 POLICIES
2.1 Proposal Process
Proposals for amendments to Section 500 may be made by deans, vice presidents, the Provost, the President, and any officially recognized council or committee of the University. Proposals for amendments to the policies shall be submitted in writing to the Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services, who will coordinate the disposition of the proposals.
The Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services will provide for appropriate review of the proposed amendments and submit recommendations to President's Council.
2.2 Ratification by President's Council or Executive Committee
President's Council or Executive Committee will consider proposed amendments and approve, deny, or remand them back to the Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services for further review. If a proposal is ratified it is forwarded to the President for final action.
2.3 Ratification by the President
The President will consider proposed amendments and approve, deny, or remand them back to the Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services for further review. If a proposal is approved by the President, it becomes effective on the date specified by the President. At the discretion of the President, a proposed amendment may be forwarded to the University Board of Trustees for information or for ratification.