New and Recently Updated Policies

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CONTRACTING AUTHORITY POLICY UPDATED

The policy on Contracting Authority (Non-employment Related) has been updated to reflect current dollar thresholds and university titles.


CLARIFICATION OF POLICY ON EXPRESSIVE ACTIVITIES

Facilities and Grounds Use policy: The policy has been revised to clarify that ISU encourages public discourse. Any member of the university community or the public may use most outdoor areas for non-commercial expressive activities on a first come, first served basis without giving prior notice. The policy also addresses uses of indoor areas.

Agora: This term from ancient Greek society means “public gathering place.” In the spirit of encouraging public discourse, the term will be introduced with signage in two high-traffic locations on central campus that are particularly conducive to expressive activities. Note that expressive activities are NOT limited to these two areas.

Notice or Approval: Certain large events require prior notice and/or approval. Guidelines have been developed to simplify the process of obtaining authorization for indoor or outdoor activities meeting the policy’s definition of “public events.“


UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS) / DRONES

The Facilities and Grounds Use, Activities policy has been amended to address Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as "drones." The policy and associated guidance establish requirements for obtaining permission before flying UAS on or over ISU property.The Federal Aviation Administration's rules regarding UAS continue to evolve, so the guidance will be updated as necessary to comply with applicable regulations. The policy team appreciates the constructive input received from the university community during this process. Thank you!


VIDEO CAMERAS, ADMINISTRATIVE USES

Effective on February 1, 2016, this policy explains the use of video cameras on ISU property for ADMINISTRATIVE purposes such as security and customer service. The related guidelines include further information, procedures for registering all existing and new video camera systems, and timing requirements.


CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND COMMITMENT

Effective January 1, 2016, minor changes were made to the Conflicts of Interest and Commitment (COIC) policy and corresponding Procedures, Applications, and Guidance (PAG) to align with ISU practices. These changes do not affect the spirit of the policy, and should not impact its application, except to allow for a more efficient process to track employee COIC disclosures.


SMOKE-FREE CAMPUS

The revised Smoke-Free Campus policy includes a prohibition on the use of electronic smoking devices on campus effective as of January 1, 2016.


DATA CLASSIFICATION

The Data Classification policy provides the university with a method to categorize the information collected, stored, and managed by the university community. Using the data classification method will improve the ability of the university community to properly manage access to university information in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and other university policy requirements.


RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION - P&S

Effective August 12, 2015, this policy establishes requirements and standards for recruitment and selection of P&S employees. The Recruitment and Selection - P&S policy provides parameters for search committee use, and clarifies roles and principles in the recruitment and selection process.


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