|Policy:||Policy 1-1-3: Delegation of Signature Authority||Date Adopted:||Oct 12, 2012|
|Statement:||Guidelines governing the authorization for delegation of signature authority|
Section 1: Delegation of Signature Authority
- The President, a vice president, or a dean may delegate signature authority for the duration of an absence to a vice president or a dean.
- Signature authority will not be delegated below the level of dean, and in the case of administrative or academic supervisory personnel, delegation can only be up to the dean or vice president level.
- The delegation of signature authority must be set forth in an email distributed to the relevant direct reports and the President’s staff to create a record of the delegation and to provide notice to those employees affected by the delegation.
- The recipient of delegated authority cannot re-delegate that authority to another individual.
Section 2: Delegation of Signature Authority for Employment Related Documents
- Each vice president is considered the appointing authority in his or her respective area. As the appointing authority, each vice president is responsible for signing employment related documents in his or her respective area.
Section 3: Delegation of Signature Authority for Approving or Denying Annual or Sick Leave
- Each director or equivalent department head is delegated signature authority for approving or denying requests for annual or sick leave in his or her respective area.
- Each dean is delegated signature authority for approving or denying requests for annual or sick leave of directors in his or her respective area. In the absence of a dean, the vice presidents are responsible for approving or denying requests for annual or sick leave of directors in their respective areas.
- Requests for leave pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act or catastrophic leave must also be approved by Human Resources.
|Date(s) Revised||January 14, 2014;||Date(s) Reviewed|