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About the UM Business Policy Manual

About the UM Business Policy Manual

Revised April 15, 2004

HIERARCHY OF UNIVERSITY POLICIES

In the hierarchy of University policies, the Collected Rules and Regulations is highest. It is a codification of policies formally approved by the Curators, and Guidelines and Executive Orders issued by the University President. The UM Business Policy Manual is an expansion of, or addition to, those policies dealing primarily with business and admin¬istrative policies.

The policies contained in this manual are applicable throughout the UM system. Campuses may choose to expand upon, or develop additional policies, or formally identify campus-specific procedures for their execution. Campuses may develop more restrictive policies, but may not exceed the authority contained in the Business Policy Manual. In case of any conflict among the Collected Rules and Regulations, the UM Business Policy Manual or campus manuals, the Collected Rules and Regulations shall be deemed controlling in all circumstances, with the UM Business Policy Manual taking precedence over campus manuals.

DISTRIBUTION

On-Line System

The primary distribution of the UM Business Policy Manual is through the website which provides on-line access to system wide policies and information. Revisions or new policies are usually available online within one week of their approval.

The primary distribution of the UM Business Policy Manual is through the on-line Faculty Staff Resources website, which is available to any University faculty, staff, or student. This website has been established to provide on-line access to system wide policies and information. Revisions or new policies are usually available online within one week of their approval.

Hard-Copy

A limited number of hard copies are distributed to campus and UM offices where they may be used for reference by any faculty, staff, or student. A list showing the locations of hard-copy manuals is available. Hard copy updates are usually issued twice annually.

RESPONSIBILITY

UM Business Services is responsible for the identification, preparation, revision and distribution of policies contained in the UM Business Policy Manual. New policies or policy revisions are submitted to UM Business Services by sponsoring departments, and changes are usually subject to the approval of the Administrative Management Council and/or the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

If you have suggestions, comments, or questions, call 882-5768, or send an email message to Tanya Haeussler (haeusslerta@umsystem.edu).