Modify a UB Policy

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Keep your policy relevant. Regular reviews are key to keeping your policy consistent with current practices.

The Policy Revision Process

When you need to make a change to a policy, whether it is an edit or a revision, follow the policy revision process.   

Determine If the Change Is an Edit

Edits are changes that do not have a significant impact on the policy. Edits include:

  • adding or revising a definition 
  • adding or correcting related links including urls 
  • updating or adding contact information
  • reflecting department name changes
  • correcting grammar, spelling or punctuation
  • adding or changing procedures or guidance

The responsible office updates the existing policy and submits the draft (with changes showing) to Policy and Operational Excellence.

Edits will be made by the Policy and Operational Excellence Office and posted to the Policy Library.

If it is not clear whether the change is an edit or a revision, the responsible office and Policy and Operational Excellence will work together to make the determination.

Contact Policy and Operational Excellence for advice and guidance when making changes to a policy.

Determine If the Change Is a Revision

Revision means the policy will undergo substantive changes. Revisions include:

  • changing the initial policy intent or objective
  • modifying or adding to the initial policy requirements
  • changes in federal, state or local laws or regulations

Revisions closely follow the steps of new policy development, but on a smaller scale.

Revisions don't require a Policy Proposal, but depending on the extent of the revision, could benefit from the expertise and collaboration of a policy writing group. Start with Step 5 of the Policy Development Process when revising a policy.

If it is not clear whether the change is an edit or a revision, the responsible office and Policy and Operational Excellence will work together to make the determination.

Contact Policy and Operational Excellence for advice and guidance when making changes to a policy.

Rescind Policy Request

Before you submit this Rescind Policy Request, obtain approval from the responsible office and executive. A policy expert will contact the responsible office or executive to confirm approval.

 
Enter the title of the policy
 
Enter the date on which the policy is to be rescinded
 
Enter name of requestor
(Required)
Enter the "ubit@buffalo.edu" email address of the requestor
 
Enter reason the policy needs to be rescinded
 
(Required)

Contact an Expert

Pam Lojacono

Pamela Lojacono

Policy and Operational Excellence

Phone: 716-645-6070

Email: plojacon@buffalo.edu

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