New and Recently Updated Policies
What's new and important for you to know?
ISU's policy on FMLA has been revised to increase the amount of leave for parents in cases where both are employed by Iowa State University and are expecting the arrival of a child. Effective date of the revision: November 15, 2018
This policy has been broadened to allow donations of leave to an employee whose immediate family member has suffered a catastrophic illness or injury. The revision aligns with the university’s strategic plan and the other Regent Institutions.
The General Data Protection Regulation is a law that took effect May 25, 2018, in the European Union. The law protects EU citizens' privacy and increases the penalties for breaching people's online privacy. Iowa State University is both a controller and a processor of data from individuals in the EU. As such, the ISU community is required to comply with the GDPR. Failure to comply with the GDPR may result in large fines for ISU. For GDPR requirements and guidance, see the GDPR policy and the IT Security GDPR website.
The goal of the new Authorship policy is that authorship assignments reflect actual contributions to publications and other scholarly products and creative work, including the generation of intellectual property. Below the policy, note the link to Authorship: Applications & Guidance from the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Undergraduate, graduate and professional students seeking to withdraw from Iowa State University must comply with this policy and the processes established by the Office of the Registrar.
The Workers' Compensation policy has been updated to address the ISU Incident Portal, a comprehensive incident reporting system for work-related injuries and incidents. This system replaces the work injury and incident reporting system that was contained in AccessPlus. Employees may access the portal to report a work-related injury or illness.