What's New

New Policies

HOOP 59, Sexual Misconduct

This policy is intended to replace HOOP 59 in its entirety.  It encompasses the information previously included in HOOP 59 and establishes a Title IX process in accordance with recent guidance from UT System and the Department of Education.

Deleted Policies

HOOP 78, Purchase of Animals

This policy has been deleted.  The relevant information has been added to HOOP 124, Authority to Execute Contracts and Make Purchases (see below).

Revised Policies

HOOP 69, Indirect Costs

This policy has been revised based on the university’s new F&A agreement with the Dept of Health and Human Services as well as for clarity.  The new agreement took effect on September 1, 2014.

HOOP 80, Space Lease

The policy was shortened and a link was added to the Facilities webpage for detailed procedures.

HOOP 124, Authority to Execute Contracts and Make Purchases

Changes made to include guidance for animal purchases, replacing HOOP 78 with a more streamlined policy statement and a link to detailed procedures.

HOOP 181, Records Management Program

Changes made to clarify records retention process.  

HOOP 185, Administrative Leave

This policy has been updated to reflect that employees may only receive administrative leave as a reward for meritorious performance after 6 months of continuous employment at the university.  Also, it clarifies the procedures for employees to use such hours.

HOOP 187, Discipline and Dismissal of Classified Employees

Changes streamline the policy by including old Appendix A in the text of policy and by changing timelines to calendar days instead of working days.

HOOP 200, Review of Research

Changes update the process for various committee reviews of research.  Added sections on Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee and the Institutional Anatomical Oversight Review Committee.

Updated October 7, 2014