The Administrative Policies

A University Policy is an official directive, approved by the President based on the recommendation of the Executive Officers (Vice Presidents), that has broad and direct application across all schools, departments, and other administrative units of the University. 
The TAPs Committee is a standing committee of the University that reviews proposals to ensure that new or revised TAPs follow an approved format and process, and meet established standards for TAPs. The TAPs committee assists in preparing proposals for further review and consideration by the President and the Vice Presidents. 
TAPs impose binding obligations on students, faculty, staff and/or visitors as applicable.
TAPs ensure:

  • promotion of mission-centered values and objectives
  • compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and/or
  • adoption of operational efficiencies and best practices.

Department Procedures, Guidelines and Protocols

Departmental Policies, Procedures, Guidelines, and Protocols are statements of the standards and practices of an administrative unit of the University. These pertain to matters within the exclusive function of a specific administrative unit. A Departmental Policy, Procedure, Guideline, and/or Protocol may have broad impact across the University, but unlike a TAP, it is approved and managed at the departmental level.

Order of Precedence

To the extent that there is any conflict or inconsistency between a TAP and a Departmental Policy, Procedure, Guideline, and/or Protocol, the TAP shall govern and control.


List of The Administrative Policies by Number

1. TAPs - Definition, Purposes and Guidelines for Use

2. Post Retirement Health Reimbursement Account

3. Classification of All University Employees

4. Recruitment and Employment Procedure For All Employees

5. Wage, Salary Range and Position Classification

6. Selection, Assignment, Transfer, and Promotion Non-Faculty Employees

7. Ethics Reporting & Fiscal Misconduct

8. Employment Records

9. Military Leave of Absence

10. Termination of Employment – Notice Guidelines, Non-Faculty Employees

11. Fair Labor Standards Act, Attendance & Affordable Care Act

12. Benefits — DUFlex Insurance

13. Tuition Remission

14. Holidays/Holy Days For Administrative/Professional and Support Employees

15. Sick Leave, Short-term and Long-term Disability Benefits

16. Retirement - University Sponsored Defined Contribution Plan

17. Vacation For Full-time, 12-Month Clerical/Secretarial and Administrative/Professional Employees

18. Retirement Benefits - All University Employees

19. Bereavement Time, Non-faculty Employees

20. Jury Duty Time – All University Employees

21. Employment of Relatives of University Employees

22. Emergency Closing or Partial Shutdown of University

23. Leaves of Absence: Family and Medical Leave, Maternity Leave, Parental Leave, and Personal Leave

24. Workers’ Compensation

25. Smoking

26. Acceptable Use of Computing Resources

27. Political Activity

28. Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

29. Environmental Health and Safety

30. Affirmative Action, Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity, and Human Relations in The Workplace and Classroom

31. Sexual Misconduct and Gender Discrimination

32. Drug-free and Alcohol-free Working and Learning Environment

33. Conflict of Interest

34. Appointment of Non-faculty Employees

35. Fund Raising/ Marketing and Communications/Alumni Relations/ University Events/Government Relations

36. College and University Security Information Act

37. Soliciting, Petitioning, Distribution of Literature, Demonstrations and Picketing

38. Employee and Student Use of University Motor Vehicles

39. Records Retention

46. Commercial Entities - Faculty, Staff and Student Participation

48. Weapons and Violence—Campus and Workplace

49. Immigration

50. Protection of Minors

51. Food and Beverages - Safe Sale or Serving

52. International Travel/Travel to Warning List Countries

53. Relocation Expense Reimbursement

54. Remote Working

55. Ethical, Respectful and Professional Conduct

56. Americans with Disabilities (ADA) and Requests for Reasonable Accommodation

57. Social Media

58. Medical Marijuana

59. Animals on Campus

60. On Campus COVID-19 Rules

61. Interim Policy on Title IX Sexual Harassment

62. Pregnancy Discrimination and Accommodation

63. University Advisory Boards

64. Legal Services