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The University of Tennessee’s policies apply to all campuses and institutes and provide university employees guidance to:

  • ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations
  • maintain adequate internal controls to safeguard the university’s assets
  • provide consistent management of resources transactions across the system
  • understand the university’s expectations for conducting university business and communicate these expectations to others as needed.

POLICYTECH

All system-wide policies have been migrated to PolicyTech. To access, click here:

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Public URLs: It is often desirable to embed links to a specific policy within an email, other websites, or external documents.  See instructions here.


PDF’s and public url’s of system-wide policies have been posted for the convenience of our readers.  Select documents by policy type.  The documents are exact reproductions of the policies published through the University’s official policy site, [PolicyTech Public Link].


Newest Policies / Recently Updated

Effective 5/13/2019:

FI0105 – General Statement on University Fiscal Policy

Changes were made to allow chief business officers to make exceptions to policy during a declared emergency

FI0715 – Entertainment, Group Arranged Events, Food and Housing Purchases for UT Sponsored Conferences and Seminars

Changes were recommended by Knoxville Campus personnel to clarify general ledger accounts to be charged for items related to entertainment events.


Effective 4/23/2019:

FI0131 – Cash Shortages and Property Losses

Changes were changes were recommended by internal audit and general counsel to clarify policy.


Effective 3/27/2019:

FI0313 – Gift Cards and Gift Certificates

Changes were recommended by internal audit and general counsel and to clarify policy.


Effective 3/1/2019:

BT0011 – Policy on a Student Programs and Services Fee

Revisions eliminate “Student Organized Programming” as an activity eligible for funding with a Student Programs and Services Fee.

BT0017 – Process for Submitting Legislative Proposals and Funding Requests to the General Assembly

Last sentence in Section 2, paragraph 3, was inserted to address a potential First Amendment issue.

BT0025 – Process for the Campus Advisory Board to Submit a Recommendation to the President on the Proposed Strategic Plan for the Campus

State law requires the Board of Trustees to establish a process for each campus advisory board to submit a recommendation to the President on the campus strategic plan.

BT0026 – Process for the Campus Advisory Board to Submit a Recommendation to the President on the Annual Operating Budget

State law requires the Board of Trustees to establish a process for each campus advisory board to submit a recommendation to the President on the annual operating budget as it relates to the campus.

BT0027 – Process for Appointment of a Non-voting Student Member of the Board of Trustees

Board-approved Process for Appointment of a Non-voting Student Member of the Board of Trustees.

BT0028 – Process for Appointment of a Full-Time Faculty Member to the Education, Research, and Service Committee

Board-approved Process for Appointment of a Full-Time Faculty Member to the Education, Research, and Service Committee.


 

Campus Policies Published in Production:

UT Chattanooga:

  • IT policies

UT Knoxville:

  • FI policies
  • IT policies
  • OP policies
  • SA policies

UT Martin:

  • BT policies
  • FI policies
  • HR policies
  • IT policies
  • SA policies

UT – System Administration

  • IT procedures