Recently Updated Policies

Distribution of Information through Publications, Banners or Chalking
June 13, 2018

Comprehensive Review. Minor Revisions. Policy title changed to add the word “Temporary”. Changes include the reorganization of materials from the procedures into campus-specific appendices. Adding new appendix for reporting disrespectful information. The content of the policy and its standards / requirements are unchanged except for minor formatting corrections and edits for clarity.

Radiation Safety
May 18, 2018

Comprehensive Review: Changes to the policy largely reflect internal departmental name changes.  

Public Service: Campaigning for or Holding Public Office
May 1, 2018

Comprehensive Review. Minor edits for clarity.

In-Range Salary Adjustments for Civil Service Employees
April 27, 2018

Comprehensive Review, minor revisions. 1. Includes unit Human Resources administrator within the responsibilities.
2. Changes from passive voice to active voice.

Effort Certification
April 24, 2018

Comprehensive Review, Minor revisions.  The proposed changes to the policy and procedures are not substantive in nature.  Rather, they fall into three categories: (1) removal of a redundant statement, (2) updating terminology to reflect changes made during the payroll system upgrade in 2015 and (3) minor edits (punctuation, missing spaces, etc.)   

Accepting and Managing Gifts
April 24, 2018

Comprehensive Review, Minor Revisions. Standardized wording throughout, and eliminated duplicate statements where possible. Integrated the FAQs, the procedures on soliciting and monitoring the gifts into the policy. Eliminated a processing flow chart as it was no longer applicable. And lastly, we updated the policy and procedures to reflect the dissolution of the 4-H Foundation.

Postdoctoral Appointments
April 18, 2018

Comprehensive Review, Minor Revision. The revised Postdoctoral Appointments policy provides a fringe benefit, parental leave for postdoctoral fellows, which was not previously provided to this appointment classification.

Parental Leave for Employees
April 18, 2018

The new Parental Leave for Employees policy provides both parents, who meet eligibility requirements, with six weeks paid leave; expands coverage to include gestational surrogacy; removes the nine-month employee eligibility requirement; and replaces the current policy:  Parental Leave for Academic Employees.

Accounts Payable: Paying Non-Payroll Expenses
April 10, 2018

Comprehensive Review, Minor Revisions.  Policy and procedure changes include:

  • Updated owners, contacts and terminology to reflect the current version of the enterprise financial system (EFS 9.2 vs. EFS 8.9)
  • Replacement of the word “should” with “must” when appropriate to provide more direction
  • Added definitions where applicable
  • Included language to better define existing processes
  • Updated payment methods to include new payment processes
Reporting Workers' Compensation Related Injuries
April 10, 2018

Comprehensive Review, Minor Revisions.  Minor language changes to reflect current Minnesota reporting guidelines. Updates to Contacts section. The language changes are based on guidance from the University's outside legal counsel and in accordance with MN Workers Compensation statutes and court decisions.