President's Sub-delegation Principles

Delegations of Authority by the President to senior leaders directly reporting to him may, but need not, be re-delegated by those senior leders to other individuals reporting to them.

Sub-delegations to these other individuals must be consistent with the following limitations and conditions:

  1. Sub-delegated authority must be exercised consistent with all applicable laws and University policies, including specifically Board of Regents Policy: Reservations and Delegations of Authority, Board of Regents Policy: Legal Review of Contracts, and Administrative Policy: President's Delegations of Authority.
  2. Senior leaders reporting directly to the President remain accountable at all times for the exercise of any authority they choose to sub-delegate to others. Senior leaders reporting directly to the President have full discretion to reserve to themselves any authority assigned to them by the President.
  3. Authority relating to the transactions that require specific approval of the Board of Regents may not be sub-delegated.
  4. Authority relating to transactions that have potentially significant University-wide policy implications, potentially significant University-wide budget implications, or potentially significant public impact, may not be sub-delegated.
  5. Authority relating to transactions that require a substantive change in a University policy may not be sub-delegated.
  6. Authority relating to transactions that raise significant conflict of interest issues may not be sub-delegated.
  7. Authority relating to transactions that, taken as a whole, involve purchase of goods or services in excess of $50,000 may not be sub-delegated below the unit or department head or director, as specified by the delegator. Transactions that, taken as a whole, involve purchase of professional services in excess of $50,000 may not be sub-delegated below the unit or department head or director, as specified by the delegator.