OU Administrative Policies
and Procedures

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OU Administrative Policies and Procedures

Welcome to Oakland University's Administrative Policy and Procedures website. This site provides employees with a centralized source for the University's approved operating policies and procedures, as well as providing information on many of the services available on Oakland University's campus.
The Division of Finance and Administration is responsible for maintaining this site, and encourages revisions and new material for inclusion.
In August 2006, Oakland University adopted a standard format for Administrative Policies and Procedures. Subsequently, all new policies will be written in that format and older policies will transition to the new format as they come up for revision.
Please review How to Submit Policy Additions/Revisions to understand the steps required to have a policy updated or added to the site. Use the Policy Template as the format for all policies, both new and revised.
If you require additional information, please contact the Senior Business Manager for Finance and Administration at extension 2444.

How to Use this Website

TO PRINT:  To print a policy, use the gold PRINT command in the top right corner of the policy.  You will be directed to a Google Document of most recent version of the policy, and will be able to print the full policy from there. 

SEARCH FOR A POLICY:  To search through the AP&P’s, check the list on the left-hand side of this page for the appropriate category.  After you click on a category title, a drop down list of related AP&P’s will appear; to open a specific policy, click on the policy title. 

SEARCH THE POLICY SITE: To find an AP&P by a specific term or topic, enter that term or topic into the SEARCH text box to the left.  All policies containing the word(s) entered in the text box will be listed on the web page. Click on the blue policy title to go to that policy page.

TO SEARCH THE CURRENT PAGE:  Choose Edit from the top left of the screen and select Find (or Ctrl + F).  Enter the word or phrase you are looking for into the Find command box at the top or bottom of the screen.

TO FIND LINKS TO OTHER SITES:  Each policy is conveniently formatted with links to supporting sites, as well as to related policies and procedures. Click on the words in GOLD to use the links.

What’s New?

Recently updated policies:

March 2020

OU AP&P #435 Games of Chance Procedures - Substantial revision.

OU AP&P #475 Smoke-Free Campus Policy - Substantial revision.

January 2020

OU AP&P #425 Broadcast Text Messaging Policy - Substantial revision.

December 2019

OU AP&P #420 Broadcast E-mail - Substantial revision.

April 2017

OU AP&P #262 Tax Classification: Independent Contractor vs Employee - Minor revisions.

OU AP&P #360 Property Management - Minor revisions.

OU AP&P #365 Surplus Property Disposal - Minor revisions.

OU AP&P #402 Exceptions to Administrative Policies and Procedures - Minor revisions.

OU AP&P #412 Detection of and Response to Identity Theft Red Flags - Minor revisions. 

OU AP&P #415 Distribution and Solicitation on Campus - Minor revisions.

OU AP&P #430 Freedom of Information Act - Minor revisions. 

OU AP&P #1200 Travel - Substantial revision. 

October 2016

OU AP&P #1340 Mail Services - Minor revisions.

OU AP&P #1360 Printing Services - Minor revisions.

OU AP&P #1370 Central Receiving - Minor revisions.

Recently deleted policies:

March 2020
OU AP&P 1172 - Student Financial Aid

December 2017
OU AP&P 206 - Cellular Phones

January 2017
OU AP&P 1130 - Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act

August 2016
OU AP&P 403 - Alumni Relations/Alumni Association

February 2016

OU AP&P 490 - Vending and Game Machine Placement

OU AP&P 491 - Vending Machine Financial Policy

OU AP&P 1230 - Domestic and International Travel:  Student Organizations and Student Government.

If you have questions about a specific policy, contact the responsible department noted at the top of that policy.  If you have questions about this site or the process to add or update a policy, contact Sarah Wood at swood@oakland.edu  or (248) 370-2444.