Identity Misrepresentation

Applies to: All Faculty and Staff

The University of Michigan is committed to the free and open exploration of knowledge. The authenticity of information and the context that surrounds it is of critical importance to the University's mission. As a community, we care about ideas and their origin. Using someone else’s name or assuming someone else's identity without appropriate authorization is a violation of academic integrity and community trust.


Electronic Access to Potentially Offensive Materials

Applies to: All Faculty, Staff, Students, and Departmental and Systems Administrators
  1. Background

    Members of the University of Michigan community—faculty, staff, and students—are able to access information via electronic means from a range of sources that is growing exponentially. Information in the form of text, graphics, images, and sound is available for a variety of purposes: teaching, research, learning, and even entertainment.


Transfer: Promotional, Lateral, and Demotional

Applies to: Regular staff with the exception of those represented by a bargaining unit

I.       Policy

The University may reassign staff members by transferring them from one position to another in the same or another classification.  Transfer will be made without regard to the non-relevant factors of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, or sex except where sex or age are bona-fide occupational requirements.

II.      Regulations and Definitions

A.      Promotion


Privacy and the Need to Monitor and Access Records

Applies to: All Employees
  1. Background

    The University of Michigan respects the privacy of its employees and seeks to foster a climate free from arbitrary or capricious monitoring of employees and the records1 they create, use, or control.


Temporary Promotion/Salary Adjustment

Applies to: Regular staff with the exception of those represented by a bargaining unit
  1. Policy

    The operational needs of a unit may necessitate that an employee be assigned on a consistent, but temporary, basis to perform work that is characteristic of a higher level position. In that event, a temporary promotion and salary adjustment may be made under the following regulations. 


Lump Sum Advance Policy and Procedures

Applies to: All Faculty and Staff
  1. Policy

    Lump Sum Advances may be obtained by University employees for certain costs which will ultimately be reimbursed by the University and when anticipated expenditures include items other than travel. University departments should monitor and restrict excessive use of lump sum advances.

  2. Scope

    The policy, regulations, and procedures apply to all faculty and staff requesting a lump sum advance.


Delegation of Authority to Bind the University to External Agreements on Business and Financial Matters

Applies to: All Departments and Units of the University
I.  Purpose
Delegation of authority represents the legal power to act in the name of the Regents of the University of Michigan or to bind the University to an obligation or promise. This policy and its accompanying tables define, consolidate and publicly communicate who has the authority to bind the University of Michigan to obligations or promises to outside entities.

Preventing Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

Applies to: All Faculty, Staff and Students
  1. Policy

    The University of Michigan believes that educational and employment decisions should be based on individuals’ abilities and qualifications and should not be based on irrelevant factors or personal characteristics which have no connection with academic abilities or job performance. Among the traditional factors which are generally “irrelevant” are race, sex, religion, and national origin. It is the policy of The University of Michigan that an individual’s sexual orientation be treated in the same manner.


EEO Affirmative Action Policy for Disabled Veterans and Veterans of the Vietnam Era

Applies to:
  1. Purpose:

    To reaffirm its continuing commitment to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to delineate the steps to be taken to ensure the successful realization of its obligation under the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Act of 1974, the University of Michigan hereby establishes this equal opportunity—affirmative action policy for qualified disabled veterans1 and veterans of the Vietnam era.2