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University of Missouri System Policies

The policies are contained in two broad categories. Please click on a category to view appropriate sub-categories.

How to navigate the policies

This website is your authoritative, easy-to-use guide to university-wide policies—the policies that apply to all University of Missouri organizations. Please note: in addition to these university-wide policies, your campus or unit may have policies that apply to specific topics.

Hierarchy of Policies

In case of any conflict between the Collected Rules and Regulations, the UM system policies, and campus specific policies, the Collected Rules and Regulations shall be deemed controlling in all circumstances, while the UM system policies take precedence over campus policies. Please note: this means that while campuses may develop additional policies, formally identify campus-specific procedures, and expand upon current policies, they may not exceed the authority contained in the UM system policies and procedures.

List of Precedence

  1. Collected Rules and Regulations
  2. UM system policies (Finance; Human Resources; etc.)
  3. UM system procedures
  4. Campus policies and procedures

Mission statement

The mission of the University of Missouri System is to discover, disseminate, preserve, and apply knowledge. The Office of Finance supports this mission by providing integrated fiscal management. The office manages financial, operational, and compliance risk while working efficiently and effectively to align its resources with the strategic priorities of the system, its four universities, and its health care hospitals and clinics.