Welcome to the home page of Cornell University's Policy Office (UPO). The UPO coordinates the editing, review, issuance, and archiving of all official university policies, presented in eight "subject" volumes: Academic/Research; Facilities; Finance; Governance/Legal; Information Technologies; Human Resources; Student Services; and Risk Management and Public Safety. Within these volumes you will find standardized policies that have been through the official development process, and "legacy" policies that, in time, will be standardized. (Learn what is a "university policy").
Cornell's policies connect the university's mission to the everyday actions of its community, clarify the institution's expectations of its individual members, mitigate institutional risk, enhance efficiency, and support the university's compliance with laws and regulations.
Announcing revisions to two sections of University Policy 6.9, Time Away from Work
Two sections of Time Away from Work have been revised to coincide with the implementation of Workday, the new cloud-based human resources and payroll system.