University Policy 411, Student Grievance Procedure, has been revised to remove all discrimination or discriminatory harassment complaints from its purview.
University Policy 101.5, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plan, has been revised to mirror University Policy 501, Nondiscrimination, with respect to the list of protected statuses. The name has also been changed to help eliminate confusion related to University Policy 501.
University Policy 501.2 has been rescinded, because its substance is now captured in University Policy 501, Nondiscrimination.
University Policy 503 is rescinded, because based on court cases, fighting words harassment as an exception to free speech protection has been significantly curtailed if not eliminated.
University Policy 502, Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence, has been simplified, and many of the definitions and other procedural pieces have been removed. This Policy applies to students, faculty, and staff. All employees are required to report alleged violations of the Policy. The Office of Civil Rights and Title IX will have more detailed procedural documents available on its website for different classes of respondents.
University Policy 501.1, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability Regulation, has been revised to incorporate the new Office of Civil Rights and Title IX and to account for changes in the office responsible for compliance with the Policy.
University Policy 410, Policy and Procedure for Student Appeals of Final Course Grades, has been revised to require consultation with the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX when grade appeals relate to discrimination issues.
University Policy 101.22, Flexible Work Arrangements for SHRA and EHRA Non-Faculty Employees, has been revised as a response to one of the primary recommendations of the Post-Pandemic Workforce Task Force report. The revisions are intended to be more clear about University expectations regarding Telework and Remote Work. The revisions include defining the terms "Flexible Work Arrangements," “Flexible Schedule,” “Telework,” and “Remote Work” and describing the parameters for each, as well as moving the more procedural provisions into Supplemental Procedures rather than keeping them in the Policy itself.
The Supplemental Procedures include a detailed explanation of the process for how employees, managers, and divisional leadership can propose Flexible Work Arrangements and the process by which these arrangements are approved. In addition, the Procedures clarify how out-of-state Telework or Remote Work arrangements must be handled and processed.
The Telework Guidance for Supervisors includes guidance to supervisors and managers for evaluating when Telework arrangements meet reasonable business purposes; which types of positions are appropriate for Teleworking arrangements; which types of positions are not suited for Teleworking arrangements; and additional factors to consider before approving Teleworking arrangements. The Telework Guidance also provides information on training and resources for supervisors and employees to support Teleworking success once a Teleworking arrangement has been approved.
The Remote Work/Telework Agreement and Telework and Remote Work Workspace Self-Certification Checklist have been updated to reflect the parameters and terms of the revised Policy and Supplemental Procedures.
On April 13, 2022, the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees approved revisions to University Policy 102. 13, Tenure Policies, Regulations, and Procedures, incorporating Chancellor review for tenure and promotion reviews and appointments to tenured positions; aligning Sections 7 and 8 hearing procedures with revisions to the underlying System Office policies and regulations, including aligning the hearing procedures with those policies and regulations and removing the former appeal to the Board of Governors; incorporating Faculty Council's adjustments to the Special Faculty appointments, including implementation of a compulsory annual review process for Special Faculty; and technical updates to incorporate gender-neutral pronouns, correct cross-references and remove internal inconsistencies.
Final approval by the President of the University of North Carolina, as required by UNC Code Section 602.8, is pending.
University Policy 716, Minors on Campus, has been revised to: