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Revisions to Data Stewardship and Custodianship and a new policy for Administrative Data Store Registry

Sep 20, 2018

The University Policy Office announces revisions to University Policy 4.12, Data Stewardship and Custodianship and the issuance of University Policy 5.11, Administrative Data Store Registry.

Revisions to University Policy 3.17, Accepting Credit Cards to Conduct University Business

Jul 26, 2018

The University Policy Office announces revisions to University Policy 3.17, Accepting Credit Cards to Conduct University Business.

Revisions to Safekeeping of Financial Assets, Including Cash, Checks, and Securities

Jul 02, 2018

The University Policy Office announces revisions to University Policy 3.22, Safekeeping of Financial Assets, Including Cash, Checks, and Securities.

Revisions to Family Leaves and Medical Leaves for Nonacademic Staff

Jan 17, 2018

The Family Leaves and Medical Laaves policies were updated to implement at Cornell the New York Paid Family Leave (NYPFL), which is a mandatory program for covered employers and covered nonacademic staff members.

Register for Cornell's Policy Development Program

Jun 30, 2017

Come to Cornell University's beautiful Ithaca campus this fall to take part in the acclaimed Policy Development Program, a two-day exploration of how policies are made at an academic institution.

New policy issued on Whistleblower Protection

Jun 05, 2017

The University Policy Office announces the issuance of University Policy 4.17, Whistleblower Protection.

Revisions to University Policy 6.4, Prohibited Bias, Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual and Related Misconduct

Feb 10, 2017

The University Policy Office announces the issuance of revisions to University Policy 6.4, Prohibited Bias, Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual and Related Misconduct, formerly named “Prohibited Discrimination, Protected-Status Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Assault and Violence.”

Revisions to University Policy 6.6.1, Filling Vacancies (Excluding Bargaining Unit Staff)

Jan 30, 2017

The University Policy Office (UPO) announces the issuance of revisions to University Policy 6.6.1, Filling Vacancies (Excluding Bargaining Unit Staff).

Revisions to Transaction Authority and Payment Approval

Dec 14, 2016

The University Policy Office (UPO) announces revisions to University Policy 4.2, Transaction Authority and Payment Approval.

Announcing Revisions to University Policy 1.4, Care and Use of Live Vertebrate Animals in Research and Teaching

Oct 25, 2016

The University Policy Office announces the issuance of revisions to University Policy 1.4, Care and Use of Live Vertebrate Animals in Research and Teaching (formerly “Care and Use of Animals in Research and Teaching”). This policy outlines university expectations regarding animal facilities and programs.

Revisions to Smoking policy issued

Aug 30, 2016

The University Policy Office announces the issuance of a revised University Policy 8.7, Smoking and Using Electronic Cigarettes (formerly University Policy 2.3, Smoking).

Issuance of University Policy 6.10.6, Performance Dialogue

May 27, 2016

The University Policy Office announces the issuance of University Policy 6.10.6, Performance Dialogue.

Issuance of University Policy 4.16, University Social Media Accounts

Mar 31, 2016

The University Policy Office (UPO) announces the issuance of University Policy 4.16, University Social Media Accounts.

Multiple Financial Research Policy Updates

Mar 17, 2016

Over the past year, all of the university policies referencing the federal cost principles (OMB A-21) or administrative requirements for awards (OMB A-110) were updated to incorporate the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200).

Revisions issued to University Policy 3.2, Travel Expenses

Jan 08, 2016

The University Policy Office announces the issuance of the revised University Policy 3.2, Travel Expenses, formerly titled University Travel.

Revisions to the University's Travel Policy

Dec 22, 2015

This policy, whose name has changed from "University Travel" to "Travel Expenses," contains significant rewrites.

Revisions to University Policy 5.10, Information Security

Nov 30, 2015

This revision does not change the substantive philosophy of this important policy, but adjusts certain procedures to adapt to the changing security landscape.

University Policy 3.24, Mobile Communication Devices

Feb 23, 2015

University Policy 3.24, Mobile Communication Devices has been revised.