New University Policies Approved-University Policies - Carnegie Mellon University

Thursday, July 7, 2016

New University Policies Approved


Establishing a New University-controlled Subsidiary, Affiliated Entity, Joint Venture or Unincorporated Activity  [see Policy]

This Policy that clearly describes the standards and authorities for creating a new University-controlled subsidiary, affiliated entity or joint venture to ensure that the university exercises responsible stewardship over its assets, manages risk exposure, and facilitates compliance with reporting and other legal requirements.  

Questions concerning this Policy or its intent should be directed to the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel at 412-268-9519; or the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer at 412-268-2992.


Policy against Retaliation  [see Policy]

This Policy sets forth the University’s prohibition on retaliation against individuals who report violations of legal, policy or contractual obligations.

Questions regarding this Policy or its intent should be directed to the Assistant General Counsel, 412-268-7387.


Policy on the Protection of Children in Carnegie Mellon University Programs, Activities and Facilities  [see Policy]

The purpose of this policy is to set forth guiding principles and standards as well as to outline requirements, procedures and guidelines for Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) programs and activities that involve minor children (under the age of 18).

Please note:  This Policy has been approved and is effect on an interim basis as of May 2016.  Final approval will be considered following further review and consultation with campus constituencies during the fall 2016 semester.

Questions regarding this Policy or its intent should be directed to the Gelfand Center Program Director, 412-268-3291.


Signature Authority for Legally Binding Commitments and Documents  [see Policy]

This Policy combines two former Policies, Policy for Authority to Commit the University and Authorized Signatures for Agreements, Contracts and Licenses.  The prior Policies were in some instances duplicative and confusing to the university community and in combining them, these issues have been eliminated.  The new Policy clarifies roles and responsibilities within the university as it relates to authorization and signature of agreements, contracts and licenses, including delegation of that authority.  The threshold for Board of Trustee approval remains above $5 million or under $5 million if debt financing is required.

Questions concerning this policy or its intent should be directed to the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer at 412-268-2992.