Internal Audit

Applies to: All Departments and Units of the University
  1. Purpose

    University Audits provides a service to the University and to all levels of management with information regarding the internal control environment throughout the University. The Office of University Audits was established to fulfill the charge of the Board of Regents’ Bylaw 3.01 (2).


Emergency Reduction in Operations

Applies to: Regular and probationary employees with the exception of those covered by a collective bargaining agreement


It is the policy of the University to remain open at all times in order to maintain our commitment to the community by providing services to students, patients and to the public.  In the event of unforeseen circumstances or events, the University reserves the right during an emergency to interrupt or reduce services for prolonged periods of time, while minimizing to the degree possible the negative impact on services and people.  This policy reflects the high value the University places on its faculty, staff and students. 


Career and Professional Development Programs

Applies to: Faculty and Staff

I.   Policy

The following offices, in cooperation with operating unit management, will identify, recommend, plan, organize, and administer specific career and professional development programs for University faculty and staff members:  Leadership and Professional Development (LPD) of the University Human Resources main campus, Organizational Effectiveness (OE) of the Michigan Medicine Human Resources Department, and Dearborn and Flint campuses by their Human Resources offices. 

II.  Regulations and Definitions



Applies to: Eligible Faculty and Staff

I.          Policy

The University offers its faculty and staff members the option of retiring completely or “phasing” into retirement by various combinations of partial appointments and for eligible professorial staff, a partial furlough.  Eligible individuals selecting full retirement are terminated from active status.

Safety, Health and Environmental Policy

Applies to: All faculty, staff, students and visitors

The University is committed to promoting a culture of safety among faculty, staff, students, and visitors; providing a safe and healthy place to work, study, live, or visit; and to protecting the natural environment.


Unpaid Leaves of Absence

Applies to: Non-probationary, Regular Staff with the exception of those represented by a bargaining unit. Probationary employees are eligible for military, medical, and medical/childcare leaves, and child care leaves of absence only
  1. Policy

    The University offers unpaid leaves of absence to provide continuity of service during an extended period of absence.  Leaves of absence are without compensation by the University.  Twelve months of continuous service is required between any two of these leaves:  personal, educational, government service, or for a child care leave lasting greater than six months.
    A leave of absence may affect the continuation of an employee’s benefit coverage, and an employee’s contributions to maintain benefit coverage.

Tuition Support Program

Applies to: Regular full-time and part-time (50% or more) staff members with the exception of those represented by a bargaining unit

I.            Policy



Applies to: All regular employees with the exception of those represented by a bargaining unit
  1. Policy

    Subject to regulations prescribed by the University, Regular employees are granted time off work without loss of regular compensation on the following seven (7) University-designated Holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day following Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.


Alumni Directories

Applies to: All Departments and Units of the University
  1. Policy

    The Office of University Development recognizes that alumni directories are an important tool in alumni relations and provide a valuable benefit to alumni of the University of Michigan.  When producing alumni directories, the University wishes to protect alumni information to the fullest extent permitted by law.  See SPG section 602.05 “Use and Release of Donor and Alumni Information.”  These policies and procedures apply regardless of where the unit obtains alumni information.