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Office of General Counsel Policies & Guidelines

Policies and Guidelines

The Board of Regents has established policies and guidelines that are implemented on a system-wide basis. Both policies and guidelines work their way through the appropriate sub-council or sub-councils, then go to the presidents council for approval. Approval at that level is all that is required to establish guidelines, which generally describe the process of policy implementation. Policies themselves must go on to the full board for consideration after being approved by the presidents council.

All TBR Institutions are required to follow system policies and guidelines and incorporate them into their campus policies and guidelines. As the need arises, policies and guidelines are updated and re-posted to the website. 

Index Codes

The following index is provided as an aid to finding the correct policy or guideline.

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Recent Updates

June 19, 2015

The following Policy revisions were approved at the June 19, 2015 Board Meeting

3:02:00:01 Policy on Student Conduct & Disciplinary Sanctions (New Title)
3:04:01:00 Student Scholarships, Grants, Loans and Financial Aid
4:02:20:00 Disposal of Surplus Personal Property
4:07:00:00 Business Meals

The following Policy revisions were made June 19, 2015 pursuant to changes in Tennessee state law:

5:01:00:10 Personnel Records
5:01:01:10 Holidays

May 19, 2015

The following Guideline revisions were approved at the May 19, 2015 President's Meeting

B-030 Assignment of Motor Vehicles Pursuant to the TBR Motor Vehicle Policy NEW
B-110 Fixed Assets and Sensitive Minor Equipment

March 27, 2015

The following Policy revisions were approved at the March 27, 2015 Board Meeting

2:01:01:00 Approval of Academic Programs, Units, and Modifications
3:03:01:00 General Student Housing Policy (name change)
4:01:05:00 Internal Audit
4:01:05:50 Preventing and Reporting Fraud, Waste or Abuse 
4:01:05:60 Identity Theft Prevention
4:03:02:00 Motor Vehicles
5:01:03:00 Retirement
5:01:03:03 Retirement Plans (name change)   

February 11, 2015

The following Guideline revisions were approved at the February 11, 2015 Presidents Meeting:

A-010 Program Modifications and New Academic Programs (renamed also)
B-080 Reporting Resolution of Institutional Losses 

December 11, 2014

The following are NEW policies approved at the December 11, 2014 Board Meeting:

1:10:00:00 Policy Regarding Legislative Proposals
2:02:00:02 Reverse Transfer
4:01:05:70 Emergency Management Planning
4:03:03:60 Reports of Expenditures by the Chancellor and Presidents

The following policy revisions were approved at the December 11, 2014 Board Meeting:

2:03:00:00 Admissions
4:03:03:50 Athletic and Other Student Travel (renamed)
5:01:01:04 Military Leave Policy
TBR Bylaws, Document #1

December 1, 2014

Revision of 3:03:01:00 Student Residence Regulations &
Deletion of 3:03:03:01 Residence Hall Visitation became effective 11/28/14.

November 11, 2014

The following Guidelines were approved at the November 11, 2014 President's Meeting

B-043 University Athletic Tickets
B-100 Institutional Emergency Preparedness Plan
B-115 Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property NEW
P-080 Discrimination & Harassment - Complaint & Investigation Procedure
P-140 Charitable Organizationn Deduction

October 1, 2014

4:03:03:00 General Travel. Lodging rates revised to match CONUS: instate rates for Level I and II Counties and Cities for travel by employees and Exceptions One and Two.

September 26, 2014

The following Policies were approved at the Board Meeting

1:08:00:00 Information Technology Resources

The following NEW Guidelines were approved at the August 19, 2014 President's Meeting and became effective with the passage of Policy 1:08:00:00.

G-050 Enterprise Information Systems Updates
G-051 Password Management
G-052 Access Control
G-053 Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
G-054 IT Acceptable Uses

New: 4:01:00:01 Budget Principles
New: 4:01:00:02 Institutional Financial Performance Review
4:03:02:00 Motor Vehicles
5:01:01:07 Sick Leave
New: 6:01:00:00 Sex Discrimination. Sexual Harassment or Sexual Misconduct
6:02:00:00 Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment - revised and renumbered. (formerly 2:02:10:01)
New: 6:03:00:00 Sexual Misconduct
Resource Document 1 TBR Bylaws - revised and renumbered. (formerly 6:06:00:00) All former series 6 policies are retitled as Resource Documents.