Policy changes

Policy Online didn’t permit you to identify documents which had been recently amended, or those which had been recently added or removed. The new Policy Register does. If you need to refer to the amendments made within Policy Online, please see details below.

The form which is used to request changes to the Policy Register is here

February 2012

Records added

  1. Gift Administration Policy 2012. Approved 24 January, effective 1 February 2012.
  2. Policies Development and Review Procedures 2012. Approved 10 February, effective 15 February 2012.

Records amended

  1. Unclaimed Money Procedures; Title change only – formerly Stale Cheques and Unpaid Moneys Procedures.
  2. University of Sydney Act 1989 (as amended). Amendments effective from 25 October 2011.
  3. University of Sydney By-Law 1989 (as amended). Amendments effective from 25 October 2011.

Records deleted

  1. Bequest Administration Policy.
  2. AVCC Guidelines for Responsible Practice in Research.
  3. AVCC Guidelines on Effective University Teaching.

January 2012

Records added

  1. Reporting Wrongdoing Policy 2012. Approved 16 January 2012, effective 16 January 2012.
  2. Essential Resources for Postgraduate Students Policy 2011. Approved 1 December 2011, effective 1 January 2012.

Records amended

nil

Records deleted

  1. Assessment and Examination of Coursework Policy and Guidelines.
  2. Reporting Corruption, Maladministration or Serious and Substantial Waste of Public Money Policy.
  3. Smoke-Free Environment Procedures 2012.

December

Records added

  1. Smoke-free Environments Policy 2012. Approved 5 December 2011, effective 30 January 2012.
  2. Reclassification of Professional Staff to Academic Staff Policy 2011. Approved 28 November 2011, effective 29 November 2011.
  3. Reclassification of Professional Staff to Academic Staff Procedures 2011. Approved 28 November 2011, effective 29 November 2011.
  4. Reclassification of “Research Only” Academic Staff to “Teaching and Research” Academic Staff Policy 2011. Approved 28 November, 2011, effective 29 November 2011.
  5. Reclassification of “Research Only” Academic Staff to “Teaching and Research” Academic Staff Procedures 2011. Approved 28 November 2011, effective 29 November 2011.
  6. Assessment Policy 2011. Approved 9 November 2011, effective 1 January 2012.
  7. Assessment Procedures 2011. Approved 9 November 2011, effective 1 January 2012.
  8. Academic Promotions Policy 2012. Approved 7 December 2011, effective 1 January 2012.

Records amended

  1. Naming of Buildings and Other Significant Physical Assets Policy. Amended 19 September 2011, effective 4 October 2011.
  2. Unclaimed Money Procedures. Amended and effective from 13 December 2011.
  3. Journal Procedures. Amended and effective from 13 December 2011.
  4. Procurement and Purchasing Guidelines. Amended and effective from 13 December 2011.
  5. Procurement: Tendering Procedures. Amended and effective from 13 December 2011.
  6. Procurement Policy. Amended and effective from 13 December 2011.
  7. Year End Procedures. Amended and effective from 13 December 2011.
  8. Procurement: Non-Allowable Expense Procedures. Amended and effective from 13 December 2011.
  9. Receipting and Banking Procedures. Amended and effective from 13 December 2011.
  10. Admission to Undergraduate Courses Policy. Amended and effective from 7 December 2011.
  11. Student Fees Procedures: Accounts Receivable. Amended and effective from 13 December 2011.

Records deleted

  1. Smoking in the Workplace Policy.

November

Records added

  1. Investment Policy. Approved 11 March 2010, effective 11 March 2010.
  2. University of Sydney (Policies Development and Review) Rule 2011. Approved 31 October 2011, effective 1 February 2012.

Records amended

  1. University of Sydney (Student Proctorial Panel) Rule 2003. Amended 31 October, effective 4 November 2011.
  2. University of Sydney (Amendment Act) Rule 1999. Amended 31 October, effective 4 November 2011.
  3. Cancellation of Enrolment for Non-Payment of Tuition Fees and Compulsory Subscriptions Policy. New URL for document.

Records deleted

  1. Budget Preparation Guidelines.

October

Records added

  1. University of Sydney (Delegations of Authority – Administrative Functions) Rule (as amended). Approved 19 September 2011, effective 4 October 2011.
  2. Research Agreements Policy. Approved 4 October 2011, effective 10 October 2011.

Records amended

  1. Naming Policy – Positions and Events. Amended 19 September, effective 4 October 2011.
  2. Admission to Undergraduate Courses Policy. Amended 5 October 2011, effective 5 October 2011.
  3. Student Fees Procedures: Accounts Payable. Amended 4 October 2011, effective 4 October 2011.
  4. Student Loan Procedures: Accounts Receivable. Amended 4 October 2011, effective 4 October 2011.
  5. Trade Debtors Procedures: Accounts Receivable. Amended 4 October 2011, effective 4 October 2011.
  6. Asset Acquisition, Transfer and Depreciation Procedures. Amended 4 October 2011, effective 4 October 2011.
  7. Asset Stocktaking and Asset Management Procedures. Amended 4 October 2011, effective 4 October 2011.
  8. Receipting and Banking Procedures. Amended 4 October 2011, effective 4 October 2011.
  9. Bank Account Procedures. Amended 4 October 2011, effective 4 October 2011.
  10. Capital Preserved Trust Procedures. Amended 4 October 2011, effective 4 October 2011.
  11. Asset Disposal Procedures: Plant and Equipment. Amended 4 October 2011, effective 4 October 2011.
  12. Heritage Assets Valuation and Stocktaking Policy. Amended 4 October 2011, effective 4 October 2011.
  13. Imprest Bank Account Procedures. Amended 4 October 2011, effective 4 October 2011.
  14. Investment Procedures. Amended 4 October 2011, effective 4 October 2011.
  15. Accounts Payable Payment Procedures. Amended 4 October 2011, effective 4 October 2011.
  16. Procurement and Purchasing Guidelines. Amended 4 October 2011, effective 4 October 2011.
  17. Procurement Policy. Amended 4 October 2011, effective 4 October 2011.

Records deleted

nil


September

Records added

  1. Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism in Coursework Policy 2012. Approved 29 August 2011, effective 1 January 2012. Replaces present Academic Board Policy: Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.
  2. Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism in Coursework Procedures. Approved 29 August 2011, effective 1 January 2012

Records amended

  1. Postgraduate English Language Requirements Policy. Amended 24 August 2011, effective from 1 January 2012.
  2. Admission to Undergraduate Courses Policy. Amended 24 August 2011, effective from 25 August 2011.
  3. Guidelines for the Selection of Candidates for Honorary Degrees. Broken link replaced.
  4. Corporate Card Procedures. Approved and effective from 20 September 2011.

Records deleted

  1. Degrees Ad Eundem Gradum – Memo to PVC
  2. Finance and Accounting Manual Amendments
  3. Finance and Accounting Manual Form Amendments
  4. Recordkeeping Manual
  5. Staff Files Guidelines
  6. Web Site Privacy Statement
  7. University Calendar.

August

Records added

  1. Foundations Policy 2011. Approved 1 August 2011, effective 2 August 2011. Replaces old Foundations Policy.
  2. Conversion from Fixed Term to Continuing Employment Policy. Approved and effective from 2 August 2011.

Records amended

  1. Code of Conduct – Staff and Affiliates. “Affiliates” added to title for clarification. Document owner is now Director, Human Resources.
  2. Casual Employment Policy. Document owner is now Director, Human Resources.
  3. Conversion from Casual Employment Policy. Document owner is now Director, Human Resources.
  4. Sessional Casual Academic Employment Policy. Document owner is now Director, Human Resources.
  5. Smoking: Policy on Smoking in the Workplace. Document owner is now Director, Human Resources.
  6. Staffing Flexibility – Strategies for Managing Transition to Retirement Policy. Document owner is now Director, Human Resources.
  7. Titles of Bosch, Challis, Kellion, McCaughey and Peter Nicol Russell Chairs Policy. Document owner is now the Provost.
  8. Academic Board Policy: Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism. Change to categories under which policy is listed. Note that this policy will be effective only until 31 December 2011, when it will be replaced by Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism in Coursework Policy 2012.
  9. Appointment and Roles of Deputy Vice-Chancellors and Pro-Vice-Chancellors Policy. Document owner is now Executive Officer to the Senate. Change to categories under which policy is listed.
  10. Law Extension Committee Policy. Document owner is now Executive Officer to Senate. Change to categories under which document is listed.
  11. Quality Management Systems Policy. Change to categories under which policy is listed.
  12. Student Code of Conduct. Change to categories under which policy is listed.
  13. Sydney Summer School Policy. Change to categories under which policy is listed.
  14. Child Protection Policy. Change to categories under which policy is listed.
  15. Secondment Policy. Change to categories under which policy is listed.
  16. Corporate Card Procedures. Amendments made and effective from 16 August 2011.
  17. Recruitment and Selection Policy. Amendments made and effective from 9 August 2011.
  18. Visa and Work Rights Policy. Amendments made and effective from 2 August 2011.
  19. Tool Allowances Policy. Document owner is now Director, Human Resources.
  20. Payment Procedures. Change to categories under which document is listed.
  21. Procurement Tendering Procedures. Change to categories under which document is listed.
  22. Purchasing –Purchase Order Procedures. Change to categories under which document is listed.

Records deleted

  1. Net Pay Disbursements Policy.

July

Records added

  1. Agreements for Educational Services Policy 2011. Approved 23 June 2011, effective 23 June 2011.
  2. Agreements for Educational Services Procedures 2011. Approved 23 June 2011, effective 23 June 2011.

Records amended

  1. Admissions: Advanced Standing, Credit and Exemption Policy. Group of Eight Credit Transfer Agreement now shows as a related document to this policy.
  2. Associated and Affiliated Entities Policy. URL updated only.
  3. Associated and Affiliated Entities Operational Guidelines. URL updated only.
  4. Controlled Entities Policy. URL updated only.

Records deleted

  1. Group of Eight Credit Transfer Agreement. Now appears as related document to Admissions: Advanced Standing, Credit and Exemption Policy.

June

Records added

  1. Outside Earnings of Academic Staff Policy 2011. Approved 17 May 2011, effective 1 June 2011.
  2. Outside Earnings of Academic Staff Procedures 2011. Approved 2 June 2011, effective 1 June 2011.

Records amended

  1. Academic Staff Workloads Policy. Amended, approved and effective 7 June 2011.

Records deleted

  1. Outside Earnings of Academic Staff Policy. Old policy replaced.

May

Records added

  1. University of Sydney (Testamur Seal) Rule 2011. Approved 2 May 2011, effective 6 May 2011.

Records amended

  1. Guidelines for the Selection of Candidates for Honorary Awards. Amendment approved and effective from 2 May 2011.
  2. Information Security Policy. Document URL updated.
  3. Procurement Tendering Procedures. Amendment approved and effective from 17 May 2011.
    Special Studies Program Policy. Document owner is now Provost.
  4. Special Studies Program Procedures. Document owner is now Provost.
  5. Conferring of All Academic Titles Policy. Document owner is now Provost.
  6. University Chairs Policy. Document owner is now Provost.

Records deleted

  1. Disability Action Plan 2006-2010
  2. Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Plan 2006 – 2010
  3. Non-Discriminatory Language Guidelines
  4. Participation of Women on Boards and Committees Guidelines
  5. Indigenous Australians Employment Strategy
  6. Procedures for Honorary Awards
  7. Staffing Flexibility: Strategies for Managing Flexible Transition to Retirement. Document removed from view, but entry remains with direction to contact HR for information.
  8. Advisory Committee for Honorary Awards
  9. Indigenous Employment Strategy. (nb this was a different entry to that listed at 5 above).
  10. HIV or Hepatitis B: Policy on Students with HIV or Hepatitis B
  11. Radiation Safety Procedures
  12. Radiation Safety Policy
  13. OHS – Protective Clothing & Safety Procedures
  14. OHS – Medical Assessments of Staff Procedures
  15. Incident and Accident Reporting and Investigation Policy
  16. Asbestos Safety Policy
  17. Asbestos: Guidelines for Disposal of Asbestos
  18. Hazardous Waste Disposal Guidelines
  19. Safe Storage, Handling & Use of Gas Cylinders Policy
  20. Procedures for Working in Confined Spaces
  21. Guidelines for Room Heaters
  22. Procedures for Pesticide Application
  23. Policy for Acquisition, Use and Disposal of Carcinogenic Substances
  24. Guidelines for Working with Hazardous Substances
  25. Clinical Fieldwork Health & Safety Guidelines
  26. Fieldwork Outside Australia Guidelines
  27. Guidelines for Transporting Liquefied Gases
  28. Guidelines for Housekeeping
  29. Requirements for Use of Flammable Liquid Cabinets
  30. Office Ergonomic Guidelines
  31. Fieldwork Safety Guidelines
  32. First Aid Policy
  33. Fire and Other Emergencies in University Buildings Policy
  34. Licence Requirements and Exemption Quantities for Dangerous Goods of Various Classes Guidelines
  35. Guidelines for Indoor Thermal Comfort and Ventilation
  36. Outdoor Workers Exposed to Ultraviolet Radiation and Seasonal Heat Guidelines
  37. Guidelines on Laboratory Safety
  38. Guidelines on Ladder Safety
  39. General Guidelines for Applicants to Academic Appointments

April

Records added

nil

Records amended

  1. Academic Workloads Policy. New version approved 7 February 2011, effective 7 February 2011.
  2. Access to Plant Rooms, Roofs and Non-Habitable Spaces Procedures. Owner changed to Director, Campus Infrastructure & Services
  3. Advertising on Campus Policy. Owner changed to Director, Campus Infrastructure & Services
  4. Air Conditioning Policy. Owner changed to Director, Campus Infrastructure & Services.
  5. Area Measurement Guidelines. Owner changed to Director, Campus Infrastructure & Services
  6. Bird Control with University Grounds Guidelines. Owner changed to Director, Campus Infrastructure & Services
  7. Building Works: Approval and Management of Building Works Policy. Owner changed to Director, Campus & Infrastructure Services.
  8. Campus Names Policy. Owner changed to Director, Campus Infrastructure & Services.
  9. Design Standards for New Buildings. Owner changed to Director, Campus Infrastructure & Services.
  10. Environmental Policy. Owner changed to Director, Campus Infrastructure & Services
  11. Project User Groups Guidelines. Owner changed to Director, Campus Infrastructure & Services
  12. Road Closure Policy. Owner changed to Director, Campus Infrastructure & Services
  13. Room Numbering Protocol. Owner changed to Director, Campus Infrastructure & Services
  14. Traffic and Parking Policy. Owner changed to Director, Campus Infrastructure & Services
  15. VIP Policy. Owner changed to Director, Campus Infrastructure & Services.
  16. Asset Stocktaking and Asset Management Procedures. Amendment approved and effective from 1 January 2011
  17. Website Privacy Statement. Owner changed to Manager, Archives & Record Systems

Records deleted

  1. Hours of Work Guidelines
  2. Dispute & Grievance Resolution (Academic)
  3. Dispute & Grievance Resolution (General)
  4. Staff Consultative Forum (Academic)
  5. Staff Consultative Forum (General)
  6. Honoraria
  7. Information for Senior General Staff
  8. Fees for Reproduction, Publication and Display of Images
  9. Lecture Theatre Control Systems
  10. University of Sydney Amendment (Earliest Date for Submission of Doctor of Philosophy Thesis) Rule 2003
  11. Responsibilities in Selection Criteria and Duty Statements for Academic and General Staff



See the Archived changes page for those changes made prior to April 2011