Carnegie Mellon University

Policies Currently under Review or Development

The following Policies are under review or development. While the formal Policy approval process will seek broad input from the campus community, to be sure it is fully inclusive and transparent, each Policy under review will include a 30-day Comment Period, initiated when the first draft of each Policy becomes available. During this time the CMU community is invited to ask questions, or provide comments or suggestions for these Policies.

Access to the Comment Form is limited to the CMU community; login is required.


The current Business and Travel Expense (BTE) Policy went into effect on March 14, 2011. The 2018 Policy refresh reflects changes to the travel industry landscape, updates to university procurement policies and requirements, and feedback from campus stakeholders regarding opportunities to enhance Policy understanding and compliance.  The revised Policy is now an abbreviated version that has removed redundancies and procedures to be more concise as recommended by university leadership. However, the core content and allowable/unallowable expenses in the current version of the Policy has not significantly changed.

The current Financial Records Retention Policy went into effect on January 14, 1997.  The proposed Policy update reflects expansion to the categories and descriptions of Financial Records, updates to retention time period requirements, updates to the administration of the Policy to support university compliance with legal and other regulatory retention requirements, and feedback from stakeholders regarding opportunities to enhance the understanding of and compliance to the Policy.