9.12 Management and Operations
9.12.1 Sustainability, Efficiency, and Effectiveness
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9.12.2 Maintenance and Upkeep
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9.12.3 Major Repairs and Rehabilitation
The Chancellor is authorized to allocate to USG institutions, without prior approval of the Board, capital outlay appropriations - rehabilitation funds (cash or bonds), in amounts not to exceed $500,000 for any one project. The USG chief facilities officer is authorized to allocate to USG institutions, without prior approval of the Board, capital outlay appropriations - rehabilitation funds (cash or bonds), in amounts not to exceed $250,000 for any one project. The actions taken under the authority of this paragraph shall be reported annually to the Committee on Real Estate and Facilities (BoR Minutes, August, 2007).
Refer to Section 18.0, Major Repair and Rehabilitation Funds, of the Business Procedures Manual for more information on major repair and rehabilitation funds.
9.12.4 Environmental and Occupational Safety
The Board of Regents is committed to achieving excellence in providing a safe working and learning environment, and supporting environmentally sound practices in the conduct of institutional activities. Each institution shall, at a minimum, comply with applicable environmental and occupational safety laws and regulations, and shall designate a key member of its administrative leadership team to oversee compliance. In the absence of specific laws or regulations, each institution will follow industry standards and good management practices.
Each institution shall maintain policies and procedures to govern activities to meet the goal of comprehensively integrating occupational safety and environmental considerations, and will periodically review and update such policies and procedures.
The USG chief facilities officer is responsible for developing standards, guidelines, and processes to promote, support, and access the implementation of environmental and occupational safety management programs and initiatives.
The USG chief facilities officer shall require institutions to provide reports related to environmental and occupational safety performance and shall report such data to the Board on an annual basis (BoR Minutes, June 2009).
9.12.5 Emergency Planning and Preparedness
The Board of Regents considers emergency preparedness and planning activities essential for maintaining the safety and security of the campus environment at each institution. Each institution shall develop and maintain an emergency action/response plan to guide the institution in responding to public health, natural, and man-made hazards with the goal of mitigating risks to staff, students, faculty, and property. Each institution will provide an updated copy of their emergency action/response plan at least annually to the USG chief facilities officer or designee.
Each institution shall designate an individual as a representative to coordinate emergency preparedness and planning activities, share information with the University System Office, and to coordinate with the USG’s emergency preparedness and planning activities. The individual’s name, title, and contact information will be provided to the USG chief facilities officer and updated as required.
The USG chief facilities officer shall periodically update the Board on emergency planning and preparedness activities (BoR Minutes, June 2009).
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9.12.7 Campus Security and Police
The Board of Regents recognizes it is essential to maintain the safety and security of the campus environment. Each USG institution has the responsibility to employ security and police policies, standards, and practices to minimize the risk of disruption to the campus community.
Each institution shall establish and maintain a department responsible for providing security and police services and shall designate an individual to serve as the director of public safety or chief of police. The director or chief of police will be assigned the management responsibility and authority for conducting and coordinating security and police services. The director of public safety or chief of police shall consult with the USG chief of police on major organizational policies and procedures.
The USG chief of police shall serve as a liaison to the Board of Regents on security and police service matters. The USG chief shall maintain guidelines that all USG institutions should consider in the development and implementation of security and police services.
Each director or chief of police at an institution shall be certified in accordance with the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) rules and regulations. Prior to employment, candidates for director or chief of police positions must meet the requirements for entry into the state mandated police academy and eligibility to obtain POST certification within 12 months of employment. Any changes in the individual’s name, title, certification status and contact information will be provided to the USG chief of police.
Each director or chief of police at an institution shall have a direct reporting relationship to a vice president or above of that institution. The president of each institution will determine the reporting relationship.
The vice president or president of each institution shall consult with the USG chief on significant personnel actions involving the director of public safety or chief of police to include appointment, qualifications for the position, and termination.
Each institution shall notify the USG chief of police, or designee, upon receipt of any reports of significant crimes or threats reported to or known by the institution, and of any potential or actual events that may disrupt the operations of the campus community.