TO THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA COMMUNITY:
Thank you for your assistance in providing information for this edition of the online Operations Manual, the most current statement of University of Iowa policy.
Among the major new policies and revisions this past year were Anti-Retaliation (II-11); Anti-Harassment (II-14); University of Iowa Authorship Policy (II-27.10); Professional and Scientific Staff (III-3); Tenure and Non-Tenure Appointments (III-10.1); Purchasing (V-11); and Policy and Guidelines for Capital Improvement Projects (V-34). All revisions have been made in compliance with the Protocol for Approval of University Policies for The University of Iowa Operations Manual.
Part I. Governance consists of two divisions: one containing a description of governance, statutory authorizations, and mission statements of University of Iowa units; and the other containing "Affiliated Organizations" -- organizations that are legally distinct from The University of Iowa but are affiliated with the University by virtue of their related missions. Part II. Community Policies includes policies with broad application to all members of the University community, such as the Human Rights Policy. Part III. Human Resources includes policies which apply to faculty and staff. Part IV. Students includes policies which have distinct application to students. Part V. Administrative, Financial, and Facilities Policies includes all policies formerly listed under the headings "Financials" and "Buildings and Campus Facilities." Part VI. Services describes services available to the entire University community. Offices/units responsible for each policy are listed in the Table of Contents, in parentheses, following chapter and policy name. When applicable, policy texts are followed by their legal sources: IC=Iowa Code, IAC=Iowa Administrative Code, RPM=Regents Policy Manual, CFR=Code of Federal Regulations.
Interpretation and Application of Policies
Some of the more complex policies are followed by a "Review" that includes a policy summary and/or frequently asked questions. The Office of the General Counsel continues to offer assistance in interpreting policies and presenting training sessions. The Offices of the General Counsel and of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations may be contacted for facilitating policy development and review.
What's New in the Operations Manual
Please check What's New in the University of Iowa Operations Manual for redlined versions of policies added or amended throughout the year.
Reference Copies of the Operations Manual
Reference copies of the Operations Manual are available in the following offices: Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations, University Libraries, and University Communication and Marketing.
We rely on and appreciate your continued assistance in updating the Operations Manual. We hope you find it a useful reference.
Douglas K. True
Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations