Important Changes to Regents' Rules - Chapter 7
Chapter 7 of the Regents’ Rules governs “fiscal management.” Within Chapter 7 are
contained provisions on various fiscal management matters, including audits and funds
management and control. Chapter 7, as well, includes provisions regarding fraud prevention,
definitions of fraud and rules governing disciplinary actions that may be applicable
to employees in cases of fraud.
During the board meeting March 6, 2015, the Board of Regents approved a change to
Regents' Rule 7.03.6, which governs disciplinary actions in cases of fraud.
Please review the linked document that explains the changes made to rule 7.03.6. Particularly, please note the rule now mandates that “in any case in which an investigation
leads to a disciplinary action [as a result of fraudulent actions], the office of human resources, office of the general counsel and other appropriate
offices shall be consulted prior to taking such [disciplinary] actions.”
The purpose of this rule change is to provide a ready source of advice to supervisors
faced with these difficult situations and to provide more consistency in outcome.
These situations usually have unique facts. It is a goal that consultation with the
university's human resources office and the Office of General Counsel can help guide
supervisors to an appropriate action.
The Texas Tech University System is committed to ensuring excellence and the highest
degree of ethical conduct at all levels of the organization and its operations. As
civil servants accountable to students, parents, alumni, donors and the citizens of
Texas, employees of the Texas Tech University System act as stewards of the organization’s
resources and their efficient and intentional use.
Thank you for your review of this revised policy. Please let us know at anytime if we can answer questions at 806.742.2155.
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