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This page lists university policies and standards that are under development and those that have been recently finalized. Check back regularly as this page is frequently updated.
The draft university policies and standards listed below are currently being developed and nearing the phase of final approval.
Added 12/7/2018. Proposed retirements of university policies and standards (here).
Added 12/7/2018. Draft Fiscal Rule 03-140-501 Communications Allowance (here)
Added 11/30/2018. Draft University Standard 04-010 Records Retention (here).
Added 11/30/2018. Draft University Standard 07-005 Alcoholic Beverages (here).
Added 11/30/2018. Draft University Standard 03-010 Procurement Thresholds and Methods (here).
Added 11/30/2018. Draft University Standard 03-015 Procurement Solicitations and Contracts (here).
The university policies and standards listed below have recently been approved.
Updated 10/26/2018. The OSU Board of Trustees approved the retirement of a number of university policies that were inherited during the transition of governance from the State Board of Higher Education to the institutional Board of Trustees of Oregon State University in July 2014. These retired policies were no longer applicable, superseded by state law, or otherwise irrelevant. See the list of Board actions and resolutions here. The university policies that were retired are:
Academic Degree Program Planning
Establishment of Schools
Presidential Emeritus Status
Budgeted Operations Fund Balances
Foreign Studies Programs
Executive Leadership and Management; Executive Contracts/Notices of Appointment for Chancellor and Institution Presidents
Interest Rate Risk Management
Risk Management Fund Policy
Priorities for Instructional and Research Computing
Updated 9/18/2018. University Policy 05-005 Responsible Employees and Reporting Incidents of Sexual Assault or Misconduct has been updated. See the policy here.
Updated 9/10/2018. University policies regarding marijuana were added to the University Policies and Standards Manual, here. These university policies were promulgated in 2015 and no changes have been made; they were collected and moved from their previous website into the UPSM.
Updated 7/6/2018. Housekeeping revisions were made to University Policy 580-015 Discrimination to remove references to time lines that were no longer relevant. See the policy here.
Updated 7/2/2018. University Policy 03-100 Fiscal Policy Program Authority has been adopted. See the policy here.
Updated 6/15/2018. Housekeeping and formatting revisions were made to University Standard 07-030 Animals on Campus. See the standard here.
Updated 6/1/2018. University Policy 06-010 Establishing Research Centers, Institutes and Core Facilities has been amended. See the policy here.
Updated 6/1/2018. University Policy 05-015 Veterans Preference Employment Policy has been amended. See the policy here.
Updated 3/6/2018. University Standard 07-025 Use of Vehicles, Non-motorized Transportation, and Parking has been amended. See the standard here.
Updated 2/14/2018. University Policy 02-015 Admission and Attendance of Students with Criminal Histories has been adopted. See the policy here.
Updated 1/8/2018. University Standard 07-020 Smoking on University Property has been amended. See the standard here.
Updated 1/5/2018. University Policy 05-035 Paid Parental Leave for Faculty has been adopted. See the policy here.
Updated 10/25/2017. University Policy 04-015 Architectural and Building Naming Policy has been updated. See the policy here.