Policy Review Group

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The Policy Review Group (PRG) is a standing advisory, working group comprised of campus administrators who thoroughly review proposed policies and substantial revisions to existing policies. The PRG provides advice and recommendations as well as a university-wide perspective.

Policy Review Group Charge

The University at Buffalo is committed to providing a transparent, inclusive and collaborative process to develop and review university policies.

Recognizing the important role that a clearly defined policy process has in university governance, the Policy Review Group (PRG) supports the policy process by reviewing new policies and revisions to existing policies. The PRG provides a university-wide perspective as well as advice and recommendations so that policies best reflect the needs of the institution and support the university’s mission. The review process ensures that policies are understandable, implementable and cost-effective.

The PRG is a standing committee comprised of individuals from key stakeholder units across the university; the group is facilitated by the Policy and Operational Excellence Office. Committee members are tasked with reviewing and commenting on new and revised university policies. The responsibility to provide feedback may require the committee member to solicit and share input from others in their area.

The PRG meets every other month with a formal agenda of policies to review. Policies presented to the PRG are nearly final, vetted by appropriate stakeholders with due diligence conducted during the policy writing process. Interested individuals who are not members of the PRG are welcome to attend PRG meetings and provide feedback.

The PRG was established in conjunction with the approval and implementation of the Development and Issuance of University Policies policy, signed by President John Simpson in February 2007. This policy was reviewed, updated and signed by President Satish Tripathi in July 2016. The policy title was changed to Developing University Policies.

Policy Review Group Members

Policy Review Group Members by Unit
Athletics Katie Burd
Campus Living Michelle Johnson
Larissa Kowalczyk
College of Arts and Sciences Martin Camacho
Michelle Scott
Ann Segarra
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Faren Gault Wilson
Financial Management Brendan Davis
Information Technology Kari Costelloe
Internal Audit Kara Kearney-Saylor
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Sandra Drabek
Office of the Provost Sandra Pfohman
Policy, Compliance and Internal Controls Pamela Lojacono
Carrie Woodrow
Research and Economic Development Amy Schmit
Resource Planning Peter DiNunzio
School of Dental Medicine Tirzah Evege-Thompson
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Eileen Hassett
School of Law Marlene Cook
School of Management Jennifer Deponceau
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Kristin Gniazdowski
School of Public Health and Health Professions Kristina Costanzo
School of Social Work
Irene Mucci
University at Buffalo Foundation
Elaine Schaffer
University Communications Daniel Baker
University Facilities David Vasbinder
University Life and Services Beth Rogan

2019-20 Meeting Schedule and Agenda

The Policy Review Group meets every other month, on the second Monday of the month, at 2:30 p.m. in 324 Crofts Hall.

PRG Meeting Date and Policy Agenda
July 8, 2019 Website Privacy Policy
September 19, 2019
no meeting
November 11, 2019 to be determined
January 13, 2020 to be determined
March 9, 2020 to be determined
May 11, 2020 to be determined
July 13, 2020 to be determined
September 14 2020 to be determined
November 9, 2020 to be determined

See the 2018-19 PRG Meeting Schedule and Agenda

2018-19 Meeting Schedule and Agenda

PRG Meeting Date and Policy Agenda
July 9, 2018 Data Governance Policy
September 10, 2018
(142 Crofts Hall)
Gifts, Prizes, and Awards
Investigator Conflict of Interest
Institutional Conflicts of Interest in Human Subjects Research
November 12, 2018 Employee Relocation
Managing University Assets
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance
December 4, 2018
Approval Authority
Financial Management of Departmental Events
Financial Management of Educational Development Programs
January 14, 2019 Approval Authority
Employee Relocation
Small Unmanned Aircraft System Operation 
March 11, 2019 Sponsorship and Advertising
May 13, 2019 no meeting

See the 2017-18 PRG Meeting Schedule and Agenda

2017-18 Meeting Schedule and Agenda

PRG Meeting Date and Policy Agenda
July 10, 2017 Financial Management of Service Centers
Trademarks and Licensing
August 18, 2017
(Friday, 9:30 a.m.)
Allowable Use of Funds
September 11, 2017 Accessing Accounts of Deceased Individuals
Financial Management of University Fees
Social Security Number
Web Accessibility
November 13, 2017 Ethics
Data Risk Classification
Protection of University Data
Royalty Distribution
January 8, 2018 Pre-Employment Background Checks
March 12, 2018 Recruitment
Supplier Diversity Program
May 14, 2018 Pre-Employment Background Checks

See the 2016-17 PRG Meeting Schedule and Agenda

2016-17 Meeting Schedule and Agenda

PRG Meeting Date and Policy Agenda
September 12, 2016 External Audit Activity
Sponsored Project Residual Balance on Fixed Price Contracts
November 14, 2016
142 Crofts Hall
Protection of University Data
Data Classification
Data Access Procedure
Remote Access to Administrative Systems and Data
Safeguarding Cash and Cash Equivalents
January 9, 2017 Emergency Management Program
Change in Scheduled Operations
Adverse Weather Operations
March 13, 2017 Approved Entity for Fiscal Administration of Sponsored Activities
Distinguishing Between Gifts and Sponsored Activity
Web Accessibility
April 20, 2017
Internal Controls
Student Preferred Name
May 8, 2017 no meeting

Contact an Expert

Pam Lojacono.

Pamela Lojacono

Policy, Compliance and Internal Controls

Phone: 716-645-6070

Email: plojacon@buffalo.edu

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