The University of Tennessee System

PolicyTech Tips

Tips and Techniques for navigating PolicyTech:

  • Public URLs:  It is often desirable to embed links to a specific policy within an email, other websites, or external documents.  Effective September 25, the browser url is the public url so you may copy / share the browser url.  For more details on public urls, click here.
  • Search Tips for PolicyTech (PolicyTech Public url =
  • Search Tips for WordPress (WordPress site =
  • Need to navigate long policy documents?  PolicyTech uses standard Word functionality.  For Windows users, to go to top of document (CTRL-Home); to go to end of document (CTRL-End).

Background Information

On October 1, 2017, UT System Policies were migrated to a new document management system, PolicyTech. Permanent redirects were established for individual policies that existed at that time.

Some features of the new system:

  • Policy owners can author policies in MS Word
  • Ability to track revisions, retain previous versions and history of a policy
  • Workflow for approvals, periodic review, and expiration
  • Role based security
  • Email notifications of events
  • PDF automatically generated for public viewing
  • Robust search: by department, document owner, approver, document type, policy type, or custom search