99-7 Releasing Employees During Business Hours (Third Release)

1.0  Purpose

1.1     The Board of Governors has delegated to the president, in section 2.2 of the bylaws/ full authority as chief executive officer of the University and has, in addition, authorized the president to designate the duties of other executive officers.

1.2     It is the purpose of this University Policy to delegate to certain executive officers authority to release employees from work during business hours. Such release shall be permitted when working conditions become intolerable due to temperature or other extreme conditions. Whenever possible, efforts should first be made to temporarily assign employees to other locations.

2.0  Delegation Of Authority

2.1     The provost, chief of staff, vice presidents, and secretary to the Board of Governors are hereby delegated authority to release employees in their respective divisions or units from work during business hours under circumstances described in section 1.2. The vice president for finance & business operations and other appropriate University officials shall be informed when such releases occur.

2.2     The vice president for finance & business operations is delegated authority to close the campus or portions of the campus and to release all employees affected by such closure under circumstances described in section 1.2.

2.3      It shall be the responsibility of each officer listed in section 2.1 to determine when extreme working conditions exist and to exercise judgment as to the need for releasing employees. Whenever possible employees should be temporarily assigned to other locations.

2.4      Each officer listed in section 2.1 may delegate the authority to release employees to senior level managers within their respective divisions when deemed appropriate.

3.0  Duration

3.1      This delegation is revocable by the president at any time and without notice.

3.2      This University Policy supersedes University Policy 1999-7, Second Release.

4.0  Effective Date

4.1       This University Policy is effective upon issuance.



Signed by President Irvin D. Reid November 1, 2006.