DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Faculty and Staff: HR News > Announcement of University Policy Updates
By Office of the General Counsel /
March 10, 2023 /
Posted in: FACULTY AND STAFF: HR NEWS /
Throughout the academic year, DePaul University updates its policies, and below is a listing of all such updates adopted from Jan. 1, 2023, to the present.
Major changes include new policies or major revisions to policies that were recently approved by the president. Minor changes were made without going through the full review process.
University Vehicle, Driver, and Travel Safety — Effective 2/3/2023
Revised to require certification for routine drivers of rental vehicles for the university, allow volunteers to become certified, and establish a minimum age requirement for any transport of minors. The changes also reduce administrative burden by streamlining the certified driver training requirements and provide additional clarity in the policy language to help units determine if driver certification is required for their operations.
Volunteer Management — Effective 2/13/2023 (Revised to reflect that volunteers may become certified drivers per the approved changes to the University Vehicle, Driver, and Travel Safety policy)
Military Leave of Absence — Effective 2/13/2023 (Updated link to new Military Leave of Absence Request Form)
Tuition Waiver — Effective 2/13/2023 (Various non-substantive changes to improve clarity)
Paid Holidays and Absences — Effective 2/2/2023 (Updated to reflect 6/2022 Presidential announcement of Juneteenth as a university-observed holiday)
Parental Leave — Effective 2/2/2023 (Removed references to a specific leave-administration vendor)
Sick Time, Short and Long Term Disability — Effective 2/2/2023 (Removed references to a specific leave-administration vendor, other minor updates to terminology and examples of acceptable reasons for using sick time to reflect the university's obligations under Chicago's new Secure Leave Ordinance)
Vacation — Effective 2/2/2023 (Updated form and link to process for requesting a vacation advance)
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) — Effective 2/2/2023 (Removed references to a specific leave-administration vendor)
Conflict of Interest — Effective 1/31/2023 (Clarified existing language regarding outside employment of staff members)
Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention and Response — Effective 1/6/2023 (Updated contact information and fixed broken link)