New and Recently Updated Policies
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The purpose of the new Research Data policy, effective February 1, 2021, is to describe the rights and responsibilities of investigators and Iowa State University in the use, retention, maintenance and sharing of data generated as part of ISU’s research enterprise.
The State of Iowa and federal law requires that use of controlled substances for research purposes must comply with applicable regulations. The new policy on the Use of Controlled Substances in Research governs requirements for procurement, documentation, storage, and disposal of controlled substances used in research at Iowa State University. Effective January 1, 2021.
ISU FMLA policy is based on federal law which provides eligible employees with job-protected leave for qualifying events or circumstances. The revised FMLA policy, effective January 1, 2021, switches FMLA from a calendar year approach to a rolling year cycle.
Effective November 25, 2020, ISU has a new policy on the Consideration of Removing Names from University Property. This policy sets forth the principles by which Iowa State University will address requests for removal of names from university property.
Student non-compliance with ISU COVID-19 policies should be reported to Sara Kellogg (294-1020 or email@example.com). Employee non-compliance should be reported to your supervisor for referral to University Human Resources.
Effective August 21, 2020, the COVID-19 Policy on Student Social Gatherings states that all on-campus and off-campus gatherings of students must comply with all health orders, including wearing appropriate face coverings and limiting the size of the gathering to ensure 6-foot physical distancing.
See these revised policies effective August 14, 2020, updated for compliance with new federal regulations:
Title IX Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking (formerly Sexual Misconduct...)
Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment (formerly Discrimination and Harassment)
The revised Student Code of Conduct, effective August 1, 2020, includes reformatting, revisions, and additions to prohibited conduct for purposes of clarity and improved reporting processes, inclusion of current practices not previously shared in the Code, as well as appropriate referral to related university policies. Clarifications and revisions have also been made in the process and procedures to provide greater detail and to reduce procedural ambiguity.
Four travel policies have been revised, effective August 1, 2020, to provide consistency in their application across the university. All travelers should be aware of these policies:
With the implementation of the P&S Classification and Compensation Review, two related policies have been updated, effective July 1, 2020, to bring them into alignment with the new structure and to facilitate pay administration. These policies are--
Due to federal rules effective June 29, 2020, ISU has a new policy governing the mailing of parcels to places outside the U.S. To help avoid customs delays, seizure of goods, or inadvertent violation of export or trade laws, the International Shipping of Parcels Policy requires submission of an international shipping form, as well as shipping through Postal and Parcel Services.
This update, effective February 17, 2020, clarifies section 4.5 Misuse of Electronic Communications of this policy.
Chalking on campus sidewalks is permitted subject to the specific restrictions detailed in this new policy, effective February 17, 2020. A campus map showing areas where chalking is prohibited can be found in the Resources section below the policy.
In response to questions about the chalking policy, the university is providing the following information:
Facility Planning and Management crews clean areas of campus, including sidewalks, on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. The schedule varies by location and also may be dictated by factors such as weather, availability of resources, the volume of pedestrian traffic, events, and campus safety. At no time is the sidewalk cleaning schedule based on the content of chalked messages or the viewpoint of individuals or groups chalking on university sidewalks. The public areas of campus are also available to campus community members for other types of expression including presentations, demonstrations, dialogues, forums, speeches, and protests.