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Roles and Responsibilities - Legal Issues

Section: Legal Issues Number: 60.001
Title: Roles and Responsibilities - Legal Issues

 

Index

POLICY

APPENDIX

  • None.

  • POLICY

    .100  POLICY STATEMENT 

    The policy sets forth high-level Legal Issues roles and responsibilities for the Chancellor's Office and the Institutions.

    .110  POLICY RATIONALE

    OUS seeks to ensure that the high-level roles and responsibilities of the Chancellor's Office and the Institutions related to Legal Issues are documented, communicated, and clearly understood and applied.

    .120  AUTHORITY

    .130  APPROVAL AND EFFECTIVE DATE OF POLICY

    Approved by the Budget and Finance Committee of the Board on 2/15/02 as part of the Fiscal Accountability Framework Final Report.  The effective date of the policy is 3/1/02.

    .140  KNOWLEDGE OF THIS POLICY

    All Chancellor's Office and institutional personnel with fiscal responsibilities should be knowledgeable of this policy.

    .150  DEFINITIONS

    None.

    .160  HIGH LEVEL ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE 

       

      High level roles High level responsibilities
      General Counsel to the System In coordination with DOJ, provides legal advice on System-wide OUS issues.
      Counsel for Regulatory Matters Provides legal analysis and advice on Federal, State, Local, and inter-institutional regulations.
      Counsel for Governance Issues/Mediator Advises the Board and CO on matters related to Governance, as well as on authority disputes; drafts Statutory interpretations, internal policies, and regulations related to authority and responsibility. 
      Management of External Counsel Coordinates with DOJ the provision of legal services for the Board, CO, and institutions.  Arranges with DOJ for outside counsel when necessary. 
    2. INSTITUTION*

       

      High level roles High level responsibilities
      Institutional General Counsel Provides general counsel advice to institution leadership and staff.
      Counsel on Regulatory Matters Provides legal analysis and advice on Federal, State, Local, and inter-institutional regulations to their institution.
      Counsel for Governance Issues Advises the institutional leadership on matters related to governance; drafts Statutory interpretations, institutional policies, and regulations.
      Management of External Counsel Coordinates with DOJ and CO the provision of legal services from resources external to the institution, including DOJ and DOJ designated outside counsel.

      *Note: applies to UO and OSU only; no other OUS institutions have in-house counsel.

    .690  CONTACT INFORMATION

    Direct questions about this policy to the following offices:

    Subject Contact
    General questions from institutional personnel Chancellor's Office, Office of General Counsel
    General questions from institutional central administration and Chancellor's Office personnel Chancellor's Office, Office of General Counsel

    .695  HISTORY

    10/15/03 - Reformatted
    2/15/02 - Approved 

    Policy Last Updated: 10/15/03


    APPENDIX

    None.

    Appendix Last Updated:  10/15/03