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.


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

PolicyTech →

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 10/2/2018:

FI0500 – Creating and/or Modifying Vendor Information

The changes clarify the processing required.

Effective 9/14/2018:

FI0313 – Gift Cards and Gift Certificates

The changes clarify policy and include gift certificates.

FI0535 – Student Payments (Non-Employment Related)

The changes clarify policy and provide more examples.

FI0540 – Independent Contractors

The changes clarify policy and provide more examples.

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

The changes provide guidance for non-retiree receptions, (like a popular dean leaving the university).

Effective 9/10/2018:

FI0140 – Unclaimed Property

The changes clarify the processing required and change the due dates in compliance with state law.

FI0610 – Surplus Property

Minor edits were made to clarify responsibilities and forms were updated.


Campus Policies Published in Production:

UT Chattanooga:

  • IT policies

UT Knoxville:

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

UT Martin:

  • FI policies
  • IT policies
  • SA policies

Effective October 2017, UT policies have been migrated and redirected to PolicyTech, a new document management system.