Policy Number: Policy: University Operating Policies Date Adopted/Revised:

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Policy Number:
Policy:
Date Adopted/Revised:
Next Review Date:
Responsible Office or Administrator:
References:
University Operating Policies
Office of Administration & Finance
Purpose
Efficient, effective and transparent management of University operations requires uniform
policies.
Statement of Policy
The Office of Administration and Finance will coordinate the maintenance of the University of
Montana (UM) Operating policies and publish them on the University Operating Policies
website. Links will be provided to sources of authority (“references”), both internal to the
University, MUS system, and external, such as State and federal codes and regulations. Where
applicable, internal links will also be provided to procedures. Operating Policies must be
reviewed by the campus governance senates and the President’s Cabinet and approved by the
President.
Definitions
University Operating Policy: University Operating Policies:
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have campus-wide or University-wide application;
strengthen controls to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations; and
enhance the university’s mission, promote operational efficiencies, and/or reduce
institutional risk.
Policies establish a framework for what will or will not be done at UM, and reflect the rules
governing the implementation of campus processes. Campus units might have policies
specific to their units, but because of their unit-specific focus, these are not considered
University Operating Policies..
Procedure: Procedures reflect current operational processes for completing tasks. Procedures
contain details that include specific steps, process examples, forms to use, and contact
information for assistance.
[Link to Procedures]
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