Documents Under Review

Student Travel and Education Abroad: Health and Safety
Comments due by:
May 23, 2019

Comprehensive Review. Major revision.

1. Adds four definitions of the level of program facilitation (notify, support, promote, organize) including requirements of units pending their level of support.
2. Includes an undergraduate requirement of working through an education abroad office that the requirements only to for-credit programs.
3. Requirements units organizing education abroad opportunities to implement a travel tracking system for students doing independent travel during program dates.
4. Specifies that program leaders must receive health and safety training within 12 months of the start of their program (which has already been the standard practice.)
5. Defines the use of the Travel Registry for students not working through an education abroad office.
6. Updates the term label from Travel Warning language to Travel Advisory language.

Hiring Faculty and Staff (30 Day Review)
Comments due by:
May 18, 2019

New Policy under 30 Day Review. 1. Replaces the current Recruitment and Selection for Faculty and Academic Professional Employees.  2. Expands the scope of the policy to all employees.  3. Achieves a better content balance between requirements that pertain to hiring of all staff, and the exception hires that do not require a search. 4. Consolidates the information from 17 procedures into 4, and from 10 appendices into 4.

Using the University Travel Card (30 Day Review)
Comments due by:
May 18, 2019

New Policy under 30 day review.

  1. Switches from an individual liability card (American Express) to corporate liability card (US Bank)
    • UMN pays the bill each month
  2. Establishes the parameters for using the card.
    • 60 days to reconcile and submit expenses for approval
    • Receipts required for purchase more than $25
    • Allow alcohol (only on non-sponsored private funds)
    • Chief Financial Managers may require the use of a travel card for their campus, college, or vice presidential unit

Policies Under Review

The University's administrative policy development process includes a 30-day open review  and comment period for new and significantly revised policies. This provides an opportunity for the University community to consider and respond to policy proposals before they are in effect.  The policy owner will review and consider all feedback received prior to finalizing the particular policy and associated documents.

We encourage you to provide your input, both positive and constructive, by completing the feedback box at the bottom of the draft policy before the end of the review period. Thank you for your assistance!

Michele Gross
Director - University Policy Program