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Compensation (HR-200)

HR-201 Authorization for Personnel Action

Summary

The Board of Curators has delegated authority for personnel actions to the President who has, by issuance of Executive Order No. 6, redelegated a portion of that authority to the Chancellors and Vice Presidents.

Presidential Authority

The President has the specific authority to make and change appointments or salaries and to accept resignations and discharge of Teaching and Research staff and Administrative, Service & Support staff.  Appointment or changes in appointment of Vice Presidents and Chancellors must be reported to and approved by the Board of Curators before the effective date. 

Presidential Delegation

The President may delegate authority, in whole or in part, to other such officers as he/she may designate, either by general or specific delegation, with the right to revoke such delegation at any time.

Chancellor Authority

The President has delegated the authority to approve personnel actions pertaining to employment, changes in total compensation, changes in status, and termination for all campus faculty, staff and students to the Chancellor of each campus, with the exception of:

  • All such personnel actions for executive-level positions/appointments reporting directly to the Chancellor which are assigned to Occupational Group Code 15.
  • Other positions as determined by the President, in advance, for discretionary review.

The Chancellor will make recommendations for prior approval to the President on all personnel actions pertaining to these referenced exceptions.  In the absence of the President or at his request, the Vice President for Human Resources has the delegated authority to act on these recommendations. All appointments are to be within available funds in the approved budget and are to be in compliance with University policies regarding individual qualifications and levels of compensation.

Vice President Authority

The President has delegated the authority to approve personnel actions pertaining to employment, changes in total compensation, changes in status, and termination for all UM System staff and students, to the Vice Presidents, with the exception of:

  • All such personnel actions for executive-level positions/appointments reporting directly to the Vice President which are assigned to Occupational Group Code 15.
  • Other positions as determined by the President, in advance, for discretionary review.

The Vice President will make recommendations for prior approval to the President on all personnel actions pertaining to these referenced exceptions.  In the absence of the President or at his request, the Vice President for Human Resources has the delegated authority to act on these recommendations. All appointments are to be within available funds in the approved budget and are to be in compliance with University policies regarding individual qualifications and levels of compensation.

Redelegation of Authority

Authority to approve personnel actions may be redelegated, but it does not relieve responsibility for seeing that correct procedures and policies are followed, and that the appointment processes are correctly completed.

All redelegation of authority with a clear delineation of the extent of such redelegation must be documented by a letter to the individual to whom the delegation is being made with copies being filed with the campus Human Resources office. The individual approving such personnel actions shall use his/her own signature or electronic log in and not that of the individual delegating the authority.  Redelegations previously filed remain in effect unless changes are submitted or the employee is terminated or transferred to a different position.