The University of Tennessee System



Newest Policies

Newest Policies / Recently Updated

Published 3/31/2020; Effective 3/27/2020

BT0006 – Policies Governing Academic Freedom Responsibility and Tenure

Changes are to Article III, Section E.2


Published 3/13/2020 ; Effective 3/1/2020:

HR0320 – Administrative Closings

Partial Administrative Closings (New):

11. Each campus or institute’s chief executive officer has the authority to grant paid administrative leave to a portion of the unit’s employees if the CEO determines that it is the unit’s best interest for those employees to be physically absent from their workplaces (e.g. based on a Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendation that certain employees self-quarantine). Each campus/institute would be responsible for communicating to its workforce the circumstances under which employees would be eligible for paid administrative leave.


Published 3/3/2020

FI0540 – Independent Contractors

Update Worker Classification Form information to better reflect new PaymentWorks Vendor on-boarding process.


Published 3/1/2020:

HR0399 – Organ Donation Leave

The Laura McGinnis Policy on Organ Donation went into effect March 1.  The new policy will provide six weeks of paid leave to UT employees across the system who donate an organ—an extraordinary Volunteer act. It also provides one week to recover from a bone marrow donation.​


Published 2/21/2020:

FI0420 – Contracts

The Fiscal Policy on Contracts, F10420, has been revised to reflect the following changes: 1) changing the threshold for contracts to be reviewed and executed by the campuses from $100,000 to up to $250,000 to bring the dollar amount in line with the standards for fiscal review at the State level and 2) to change signature authority for all but executive level employment agreements from University of Tennessee System Administration to the chancellor of the applicable campus.


Published 2/18/2020:

FI0505 – Accounts Payable

Effective February 18, 2020, fiscal policy FI0505 has been updated to reflect changes related to the new vendor portal. Instead of submitting several forms to create or modify a vendor in IRIS, departments now send a request through the portal. The vendors then submit and maintain their own information. This change has resulted in the elimination of three forms and fiscal policy FI0500 Creating and/or Modifying Vendor Information.