The revision changes the probationary period for all classified employees (external applicants and internal transfers) to six months.
The changes to the policy are based on recent changes to the UT System model policy and new federal regulations. A summary of the changes can be found on the Office of Research website.
HOOP 10 Tobacco-free Workplace (formerly Smoking)
The revisions are designed to comply with the new CPRIT rule requiring that entities adopt and enforce a tobacco-free workplace policy to be eligible to receive CPRIT funding. http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rule_703_20.pdf. The changes are consistent with the recent amendment to Regents’ Rules and Regulations, Rule 80111, allowing institutions to adopt smoke-free or tobacco-free workplace policies and provide employees with tobacco use cessation programs.
The changes are based on recent legislation (SB 1737) pertaining to the accrual and use of leaves of absence for military training or duty by public employees and officers.
The revisions add the requirement for immunization against bacterial meningitis as required by the Jamie Schanbaum and Nicolis Williams Act.
The changes are based on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The policy has been reorganized to provide a clearer separation of the provisions related to actions based on academic reasons and those due to financial exigency. Additional changes were made to the portion pertaining to financial exigency to conform to the Regents’ Rules and to clarify the process.
The revisions add the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs as a responsible party and clarify the responsibilities of postdoctoral research fellows and faculty mentors.
The non-substantive revisions streamline and clarify the policy.
The revisions simplify the process. Substantive revisions include deletion of the alternative dispute resolution process.
Updated October 16, 2012