University Policy 102.13, Tenure Policies, Regulations, and Procedures, has been revised to improve the clarity and consistency of the RPT process and documents. These revisions include (a) adding the definition of “dossier” and (b) clarifying what is contained in the “review file." In addition, these revisions remove the Chancellor from the review process to reflect current practice of the Provost making final reappointment, promotion, and tenure decisions, with appeals of those decisions going to the Chancellor. These revisions were approved by the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees on December 4, 2014 and by the President of The University of North Carolina (as required by Section 602 of the Code of the University of North Carolina) on May 20, 2015.
This new University Policy 101.21, Organizational Charts, was developed in consultation with Academic Affairs, and specifically Institutional Research, to comply with various SACS standards requiring that institutions have published organizational structures and charts. This new policy sets forth requirements for each unit on campus to establish and maintain organizational charts both to show reporting lines and unit structure.
This new University Policy 101.18, Gifts, Awards, and Prizes, is necessitated by federal tax reporting requirements related to gifts, and by the numerous categories of gift recipients. This policy covers the types of awards, gifts and raffles that have occurred on campus and includes the appropriate compliance steps that must be taken when conducting such activities. In addition, the policy clarifies that pursuant to NC law, the University is permitted to hold only two raffles per calendar year. This policy clarifies that any University unit or department is considered “the University” for purposes of the two-raffle limit.
University Policy 317, Mobile Communication Device Allowances, has been revised to reflect the following:
Revisions to University Policy 701, Campus Operation Status, Including Adverse Weather and Emergency Events, clarify provisions regarding teleworking and non-teleworking employees in Sections 3.B and 3.C.
This new University Policy 805 establishes clear guidance on how official University Policies should be drafted, reviewed, revised, and approved. The supplemental procedures provide more explicit steps for implementing the new policy.
University Policy 101.5, Equal Employment Opportunity, has been revised to be consistent with other related University Policies, including University Policy 501, Nondiscrimination and Procedures for Addressing Reports of Discrimination.
University Policy 701 has been rewritten and renamed, "Campus Operation Status, Including Adverse Weather and Emergency Events," to be consistent with recently revised North Carolina Office of State Human Resources Commission policy.
Based on feedback received from the university community during the implementation of the policy, and in an effort to create a consistent and comprehensive background check process that promotes a safe campus environment, University Policy 101.23 has been revised to require criminal background checks for all non-faculty employees, including those without Sensitive Duties, at least once every five (5) years. The revision brings UNC Charlotte in line with best practices in this area, including recommendations contained in the Freeh Report on Pennsylvania State University.