Policies

for the University System of Georgia

University System of Georgia Policies

Board of Regents Policy Manual
Complete and official body of policies for the governance and operation of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Academic & Student Affairs Handbook
Policies and procedures that affect the day-to-day operation of the office of the chief academic officer of University System of Georgia institutions.

Building Project Procedures Manual
This manual defines the process by which facilities projects in the University System of Georgia are initiated, funded, planned, designed, bid and constructed.

Business Procedures Manual
Sets forth essential procedural components USG institutions must follow to meet Board of Regents policy mandates and the statutory or regulatory requirements of the state of Georgia and the federal government; provides new financial, business and human resources professionals in the USG the necessary information and tools to perform effectively.

Continuing Education Guidelines
Administrative Committee on Public Service and Continuing Education.

Copyright Policy
The University System of Georgia facilitates compliance with copyright law and, where appropriate, the exercise in good faith of full fair use rights by faculty and staff in teaching, research, and service activities.

Data Privacy and Legal Notice
This communication establishes USG’s privacy and legal notice on the gathering and dissemination of information USG obtains from visitors to USG’s websites in compliance with any applicable privacy standards and legal requirements in regard to the data collected.

Ethics & Compliance Program
The Program is intended to assist the Board, the Chancellor, and institution management in the discharge of their compliance oversight responsibilities.

Human Resources Administrative Practice Manual
Defines those policies and procedures that affect and apply to the various types of employees in the University System of Georgia.

Information Technology (IT) Handbook
Sets forth the essential requirements, recommendations, procedures, guidelines, and practices that all USG institutions and organizations must follow for the acquisition, development, planning, design, construction/renovation, management, and operation of USG technology facilities and systems to meet Board of Regents policy mandates, statutory or regulatory requirements of the state of Georgia and the federal government, and best IT practices.

Programs Serving Minors
USG institutions offer a variety of athletic camps, science camps, clinics, after-school programs, enrichment classes and activities which bring non-student minors onto campus. These activities are more abundant during the summer when school is not in session. These programs and activities are of great educational value and serve to benefit both the institution and the larger community. These programs and activities provide institutions with the opportunity to challenge, educate and mentor young people and to introduce them to their campus in a positive and meaningful way.

Records Management and Archives
Records retention guidelines for the University System of Georgia.

Special Institutional Fee Resolution
Defines the application and purpose of the special institution fee.

State of Georgia Construction Manual (external link)
Best practices for planning, designing, building, delivering, and receiving facilities for use by Georgia state entities. Co-developed by the USG’s Office of Real Estate and Facilities.

Website Information and Accessibility
As the scope of the University System of Georgia (USG) web presence broadens, it is necessary to have in place a framework to guide and accommodate the development and growth of the USG website. The USG website strives to be a dynamic, informative site that provides the visitor with reliable information and is easily navigable. To assist in accomplishing this goal, Communications and Governmental Affairs and Information & Web Services (IWS) provide the following guidelines for publishing your information on the USG website.

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