Policies By Categories

A list of policies by categories. Some policies are confidential and will need you to login into MyNU to view.

Employment & Workplace

Policy Purpose Sector Division Department
Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources Guidance regarding use of university technology University EVP Information Technology
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Sets the Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefit, eligibility requirements and claim procedure. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Administrative and Professional Employees Performance Appraisals* This policy discusses the purpose, results, and procedures regarding administrative and professional employee performance appraisals. Executive Vice President Human Resources
American With Disabilities Act and Employment This policy is in place to communicate our commitment to the principles of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). Executive Vice President Human Resources
Applications for Positions on Campus This policy dictates the acceptance of applications and resumes Executive Vice President Human Resources
Bereavement Leave Described is the policy concerning Bereavement Compensation and time off procedures for all eligible employees. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Building Access for Non-Resident Space The Building Access Policy is developed to ensure the safety and security of our students, staff, and faculty as well as to safeguard Niagara University's assets and personal property Student Affairs Campus Safety
Camps Clinics & Events for Minors To ensure compliance and best practices for camps clinics and events for minors operated by NU University CEMD and GC Offices Presidents Office
Camus Ministry Policies and Procedure for NU St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen To set the Policy and Procedure for NU St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen Mission & Development Campus Ministry Campus Ministry
Cash Handling Policy Sets the policy for handling cash transactions at the university Operations and Finance Controller Controllers Office
Chemical Exposure Response Broad guidelines in response to chemical exposure Operations and Finance Business Services
Chemical Hygiene Policy 2014 To ensure compliance with applicable regulations University NA Business Services
Clery Compliance Policy To clarify the various roles and responsibilities for Clery and Campus Security law compliance University General Counsel President's Office
Commitment to Ethical Business Practices To confirm the University's commitment to Ethical Business Practices University EVP Executive Vice Presidents Office
Communications with Media To inform employees as to how to handle media inquiries and press appearances University Public Relations Public Relations
Comp Tickets to NU Events for Employees To ensure there is no real or perceived conflict of interest in the provision of comp'd or department-funded tickets for employees attending university events Operations and Finance Controller Controllers Office
Confidentiality of Employment Information Sets procedures and guidelines for University positions and the maintaining of confidential information. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Contracts Policy The policy and procedure for authorized contract signers, procedure for finalizing contracts, access to copies of contracts, and the storage of contracts University GC Office President's Office
Controller's Office Policy on Acceptable Expenses for University Credit Cards and Reimbursement To ensure there is clear direction regarding Acceptable Expenses for University Credit Cards and Reimbursement Operations and Finance Controller's Office Business Affairs
Credit Card Marketing on Campus To comply with NYS Education Law 6437 University General Counsel Campus Activities
Data Breach Policy To set the terms of meeting the requirements of NY GBL Article 39-f Operations and Finance Information Technology Information Technology
Dean of Students Judicial Records Retention Policy To ensure students are aware of the retention of their judicial records Student Affairs Dean of Students Student Affairs
Digital Signage Guide on composing content for digital signage Executive Vice President Public Relations Public Relations
Dining Commons Use Policy Policy and guidance for arranging events in the Clet Dining Commons University Operations & Finance Center for Events & Mgmt Dev.
Diploma At Graduation Sets the policy for who can award a diploma at graduation (President, or other under certain circumstances) Academic Affairs Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
Disability Grievance Policy Policy and Procedure for reporting a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act University University Other
Disciplinary Action Procedure Sets the procedures and guidelines for involuntary termination of any employee Executive Vice President Human Resources
Discrimination & Harassment Forbidding harassment and discrimination and setting the procedure for reporting University Equity & Inclusion President's Office
Emergency Pay and Unscheduled Call-in Pay This policy addresses the manner in which Emergency Pay/Unscheduled Call-in pay is calculated. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Employee Military Leave Policy Sets the policy for employees taking military leave University Human Resources Human Resources
Employee Status Codes Sets Employee Status and Codes with definitions and benefit eligibilities. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Energy Policy To set the policy for energy-saving measures and comply with the Presidents' Climate Commitment University Sustainability Committee Facility Services
Enforcement of Parking Enforcement of university parking regulations University Student Affairs Campus Safety
Equal Employment Opportunity This policy was created to communicate our commitment to the principles of Fair Employment Practices and Equal Employment Opportunity. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Essential Trained Responders and Essential Personnel To establish a system for utilizing the categories "essential trained personnel" and "essential personnel" Finance and Operations Committee on Crisis Management Other
Exit Interview Policy Sets the conducting of exit interviews with employees Executive Vice President Human Resources
Faculty-Lead Student Trips To coordinate the resources and policies needed to assist faculty in leading student trips University PPRC President's Office
Family Medical Leave Act To ensure compliance with FMLA Executive Vice President Human Resources Human Resources
Health Insurance It is the policy of the University to offer group Health Insurance benefits to eligible employees. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Holidays This policy addresses the procedures for paid holidays Executive Vice President Human Resources
Human Resources Non-Discrimination Policy The policy states that the University's discrimination policy Executive Vice President Human Resources
Institutional Advancement Code of Ethics The provide guidance and best practices regarding the solicitation and acceptance of gifts to the university Institutional Advancement Institutional Advancement Institutional Advancement
Introductory Period for Non-Faculty Employees This policy defines the introductory period for newly hired, rehired, promoted or transferred non-faculty employees. Executive Vice President Human Resources
IRB Policy & Canadian rules Set the policy for human subject research both in the US and Canada Academic Affairs Provost Academic Affairs
Jury Duty Policy Sets jury duty compensation and the procedure for payment to eligible employees. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Kerry Rose Law To comply with NYS Education Law 6348 Executive Vice President Campus Safety Campus Safety
Leaves of Absence Sets the guidelines and procedures for placing an eligible employee on an official Leave of Absence. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Length of Service Non-Faculty Employees This policy defines the length of service for non-faculty, benefit eligible employees of the University. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Life Insurance Sets the offering of group term life insurance to eligible employees. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Long Term Disability Leave Sets the procedures if an eligible employee becomes disabled and must be off from work for an extended period. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Model Camp Safety Plan A template to modify as needed per the Camps & Clinics for Minors Policy ; Modifications not to be used without officer approval University Operations President's Office
Motor Vehicle Record Check Policy Sets the policy for checking MVR's University Human Resources Human Resources
Narcan Policy To set the policy and procedure for on-campus administration of Narcan to fight opiate overdose University Student Health Services Student Affairs
Non-Fraternization Policy Explains both guidelines and procedures regarding Intra-University relationships University/ Overseen by Executive Vice President Executive Vice Presidents Office
NU Survey (Map) 2015 Official Survey and Map of NU property, including the Main Campus and Parkway Lands University General Counsel President's Office
Paid Time Off (PTO) The Paid Time Off Policy provides benefit eligible non faculty employees with an entitlement of days away from work with pay Finance and Operations Human Resources Human Resources
Paid Time Off For Seasonal and Regular Part-Time Employees Sets policy how regular, part time, and seasonal employees are granted and use compensated time off from work Executive Vice President Human Resources
Part Time Employee Benefits (>1,000 Hours) This policy addresses the benefits that part time employees, working less than one thousand hours per year, are eligible for Executive Vice President Human Resources
Personal Days (Full-Time non-exempt) Guidance on use of personal days Executive Vice President Human Resources Human Resources
Petty Cash Guidelines Guidelines on the acceptable uses and procedure for Petty Cash Operations and Finance Controller Controllers Office
Power Path Policy Sets the policy for use, maintenance, and coordination with NYPA regarding the Power Path University Campus Safety/Keirnan Center/Facilities/Planning Executive Vice Presidents Office
Premium Compensation This topic addresses the manner in which overtime, holiday premium and call-in pay are calculated. The purpose of this policy is to control labor costs by managing the expense of overtime pay to nonexempt employees. Finance and Operations Human Resources Human Resources
Registrar's Policy and Procedure for Transcript Notation per New York Education Law 129-B Compliance with NYS Education Law Article 129-B with regard to transcript notation University Registrar Records Office
Relocation Reimbursement To establish guidelines for the reimbursement for relocation of new employees to Niagara University. Its principal goal is to establish criteria and an approval process for use of relocation funds. University Human Resources Human Resources
Retirement Policy To guide non-faculty employees through the process of initiating retirement Executive Vice President Human Resources Human Resources
Salary Continuation Plan This policy addresses the payment of salary when an employee is unable to work due to injury or illness for a period greater than five (5) consecutive workdays. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Seizure Protocol This policy provides guidelines to help accommodate student's suffering from seizures. Student Affairs Health Services
Service & Emotional Support Animals The broadly inform community members of the procedure for respectfully addressing the needs of those who use service and emotional support animals University ADA Coordinator Human Resources
Sexual Misconduct Policy Sets the process for handling sexual misconduct, per Title IX, VAWA, Clery, and NY Education Law 29B University Title IX Coordinator Executive Vice Presidents Office
Sick Days for Regular Full Time Employees This policy addresses the nature, number and process for sick days for eligible employees. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Smoking Policy This policy, in compliance with the New York State Public Health Law, dictates the University's smoking policy University/ Overseen by Executive Vice President Executive Vice Presidents Office
Standards of Conduct The University maintains standards for the personal conduct of its employees. This policy lists some of the general rules Executive Vice President Human Resources
Survivor Benefits Described is the University's Policy on providing benefits to a surviving spouse and/or dependent child(ren) in the event of the death of a University employee. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Temporary Medical Parking Permits Sets procedure and guidelines for anyone who require special consideration related to parking. Student Affairs Health Services
Trademark Policy To set the terms for protecting and using all University-owned Trademarks Executive Vice President Public Relations Public Relations
Trustees' Policy on Ethical Treatment of Students in Fiscal Transactions To provide guidance on the fiscal transactions involving students and staff, administrators and faculty. University Human Resources Human Resources
Tuition Remission * Sets the plan, eligibility, and process for exempt and non-exempt non-faculty employees and their dependents to receive Tuition Remission and Tuition Exchange. Executive Vice President Human Resources
University Policy on Pre- and Post-Employment Background Checks To establish how pre and post-employment background checks are conducted Executive Vice President Human Resources Human Resources
University-funded Travel Sets out the terms, procedure, and forms related to travel paid for by NU University Controller Controllers Office
Vacation and Personal Days for FLSA-exempt employees Sets the policy for the accrual of vacation and personal days by FLSA-exempt employees University Human Resources Human Resources
Vacation Pay Guidance to non-exempt full time and regular part time employees Executive Vice President Human Resources Human Resources
Web Page Administrator Policy To ensure clarity regarding responsibility for individual department and sector web pages Executive Vice President PR Public Relations
Whistleblowing The policy for reporting suspected fraud and abuse of university resources University General Counsel President's Office
Worker's Compensation To provide guidance regarding workers' compensation claims Executive Vice President Human Resources Human Resources