On December 6, 2013, Chancellor Dubois approved a new University Policy 101.23, Employment-Related Background Checks and Criminal Activity Reporting. This new policy addresses the University’s need to formalize: (a) when and under what conditions criminal background checks are conducted on University employees, contractors, and volunteers; and (b) when and to whom an employee is expected to report a criminal conviction.
This new Policy sets forth UNC Charlotte’s commitment to ethical, legal, and professional behavior in all dealings both inside and outside the University. It is applicable to all members of the University community.
These revisions are intended to bring this policy into compliance with new State law (HB 937, Session Law 2013-369) permitting concealed handguns in locked vehicles on campus, as well as several other changes in state law since the policy was last revised. The addition of definitions in the policy further clarifies how the law applies on campus.
This policy has been updated to include references to a newly created online Notice of Intent to Engage in External Professional Activities for Pay form.
The revisions to this policy address the evolving intersection of several federal statutes, as well as recent case law and federal guidance, and their application in the campus setting.
This policy has been removed, as it is outdated and no longer relevant under current University policies and practices.
This Policy has been rewritten to address changes in State law and University policies and procedures. The Policy includes updated definitions, approving authorities, and event types and locations, as well as a new Tailgating Policy.
The revised policy clarifies that “e-cigarettes” and other similar nicotine vapor inhalers are included in the definition of “smoking,” and such inhalers are therefore subject to the provisions of the policy applicable to other lighted tobacco products.
These revisions emphasize that sale of course packs directly to students is not permitted, while adding clarifying language and referring directly to the conflict of interest and copyright policies rather than restating policy information found in existing policies. The revisions also add language requesting that faculty submit a copy of all course-packs to the campus store, even if they print with off-campus shops. This provides a convenience for our students by letting them opt to make all their purchases at once – on campus – and allows students to take full advantage of bookstore programs like the tax-free pre-pack service offered in the summer.
University Policy 803, Reporting and Investigation of Suspected Improper Activities and Whistleblower Protection, has been revised to include instructions for Board of Trustees members about what actions to take if a Board member receives report a report of alleged improper activities by a University employee. In addition, ownership of this policy has been transferred from Business Affairs to Legal Affairs.