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May
10
2021
Baylor University offers a “457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan” (the “Plan”), which is designed to permit any participant who has maximized their 403(b) elective deferrals with an additional opportunity to save for retirement.
May
10
2021
The Group Life and Dependent Life Insurance policy provides details on the group life and dependent insurance coverage that Baylor provides eligible employees and their eligible dependents. The policy provides the coverage levels provided to employees and their eligible dependents.
Mar
24
2021
The Staff Teaching policy establishes the University’s position regarding staff employees teaching outside of their primary staff role. It is the policy of Baylor University to provide an environment where staff can focus their time, effort, and energy on their primary job functions resulting in effective job performance. Only in rare circumstances when the teaching need cannot be met by current faculty or other external hires, should a staff member be utilized for a temporary and limited purpose.
Mar
5
2021
The Intellectual Property Policy (BU-PP 721) addresses how Baylor University responds to an invention, how the intellectual property (IP) is managed, and how revenue shares generated from IP are distributed within the University. A revision of this policy, last addressed in 2005, was necessary given an increase in intellectual property and commercialization opportunities within Baylor over the last few years. This trend is expected to continue as Baylor continues its rise towards R1 status.
Mar
5
2021
The intent of the policy is to ensure effective planning and implementation of new initiatives or significant changes that will impact students and other university constituents. This policy update reflects recent changes to federal law and SACSCOC accreditation standards related to substantive changes.
Feb
8
2021
The Academic Credentials for Faculty, Graduate Teaching Assistants, and Other Teachers Policy provides academic credential guidelines for faculty as well as others who teach at Baylor University.
Feb
8
2021
The Group Insurance Policy provides details on the plans that are covered under the University’s group insurance and the definition of a spouse and dependents that employees can cover under their plan(s). The policy provides enrollment and continuation of coverage details and instructions.
Feb
8
2021
The Maternity Leave portion of this policy provides leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and is available for female faculty who are pregnant and eligible for FMLA. This leave covers the birth mother only for the time during which she is physically unable to work.

The Primary Caregiver Leave portion of this policy provides leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to both male and female faculty members who have recently added to their family through birth or adoption.
Feb
8
2021
The Maternity Leave portion of this policy provides leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and is available for female staff who are pregnant and eligible for FMLA. This leave covers the birth mother only for the time during which she is physically unable to work.

The Primary Caregiver Leave portion of this policy provides leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to both male and female staff members who have recently added to their family through birth or adoption.
Feb
1
2021
The Promotion for Tenured Faculty Policy (BU-PP 702) addresses promotion to the rank of Professor. The revision of the policy is necessary because the current BU-PP 702, last revised in minor ways in 2007, lacks detail that is necessary for guiding all faculty and administrators in the promotion consideration process.
Jan
25
2021
The Faculty Development Policy provides an account of resources available to faculty for their professional development.
Jan
13
2021
The Policy on Adjunct Faculty is a new policy. It is important for Baylor to have such a policy because of the very large number of individuals serving as part-time Adjunct Faculty at Baylor.
Jan
8
2021
The Alternate Work Location Policy provides designated Baylor University employees with the opportunity to perform their work at a location other than on Campus.
Jan
8
2021
The BU-PP Introduction and Important Notice provides employees with important notices and an introduction to the University’s policies.
Nov
9
2020
This policy updates the University’s previous Policy on Full-Time Lecturers and Senior Lecturers at Baylor University.
Oct
30
2020
This policy updates the University’s previous Purchasing Card policies and procedures.
Oct
30
2020
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Policy establishes standards and procedures for the administration of the Workers’ Compensation program as well as establishes preventative measures for work-related accidents, injuries, and illnesses.
Oct
26
2020
The Policy Statement on Alcohol and Other Drugs was recently revised.
Oct
19
2020
The Whistleblower Policy establishes procedures for the good faith reporting of suspected or actual misconduct and prohibits interference with, or retaliation for, such reporting.
Oct
5
2020
The Nepotism Policy establishes the principles and procedures to ensure employees’ primary commitments to the University and the objective performance of their professional responsibilities are not adversely affected by familial relationships.
Sep
28
2020
University Compliance and Risk Services recently updated the Driving on Behalf of Baylor University policy. The policy provides guidance on the driving process and procedures at the university.
Sep
23
2020
The Staff Supplemental Pay Policy was recently revised.
Aug
21
2020
The Baylor Civil Rights Policy and Procedures has been updated. The Civil Rights Policy and Procedures for Employees and the Civil Rights Policy and Procedures for Students have been combined into one policy.
Aug
14
2020
Baylor University continues to value robust reporting and response practices. The policy will continue to require all University employees to report alleged misconduct (with the exception of those deemed Confidential employees) regardless of where or when the alleged misconduct occurs.
Aug
10
2020
The FERPA Policy has been updated.
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