To Home Page To Home Page
General Description
Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
Subject Experts
Fiscal Responsibility Policy

Document Number: HR--159 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 08/17/2012
Primary Author: VP of Business and Finance Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 01/17/2012

General Description

Information about fiscal responsibility policies relative to HR policy.


Delineation of policy.


All faculty, staff, students, and administrators

Responsibility: Human Resources
VP of Business and Finance

Back to Top

Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general

Back to Top

Policy Provisions

Fiscal Responsibility Policy

The University has a fiduciary responsibility to fulfill its overall mission in compliance with applicable laws, policies, regulations and rules, and contracts, grants and donor restrictions. All employees are entrusted with the responsibility of preserving University resources and using those resources in a prudent manner for their designated purposes as prescribed by laws, policies, regulation, rules, contracts, grants and donor restrictions.



Professional Values

Employees should demonstrate the following behaviors in carrying out fiscal transactions by:

· According respect to self and others

· Exhibiting commitment to both the University and the department within the University

· Accepting responsibility

· Striving to enhance self capabilities.



Employment Responsibility

Employees shall in performance of their responsibilities be accountable for:

· Knowing, supporting, and implementing the University's operational plan budget

· Exercising prudence and integrity in the management of resources in their custody and in all fiscal transactions in which they participate

· Acting in a competent manner and in compliance with applicable laws, policies, regulations and rules, and contracts grants and donor restrictions.

· Not knowingly being a party to or condoning fiscal misconduct and shall report fiscal misconduct

· Not knowingly signing, subscribing or permitting the issuance of any financial statement or report that contains any material misstatement or that omits any material fact

· Not using University property or resources for personal gain

· Protecting privileged or confidential information to which they have access by virtue of the position in which they work



Fiscal Responsibility

In order for the University to carry out fiscal responsibility, the following financial responsibility is set forth.


The Office of Fiscal Affairs through the Office of Human Resources will provide training and support on fiscal roles and responsibilities. Employees participating in financial transactions shall:

· Ensure the transaction has proper authorization as described in approval hierarchy table.

· Ensure the transaction is properly documented per the requirements set forth in Fiscal Travel and Purchase Policies.

· Ensure that the donor designations are followed.

· Ensure that the transaction is handled timely following the cash deposit procedure set forth in Fiscal Policy for Cash Management.

· Ensure that University funds are used only for official University business (See policy regarding non-university expenses in Fiscal Travel and Purchase Policies)

· It is the responsibility of approvers to be familiar with all financial policies within their areas of supervision.



Approval Process

See attached chart.

Back to Top

Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Consequences: Further training
Loss of privileges

Back to Top

Approval Process
Click to display Click to display

Back to Top

Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Director of Human Resources

VP of Business and Finance

Back to Top

This page created 10/30/2014 using Zavanta® version 6.0