Message on behalf of Kimberly Fearney, UConn’s Chief Compliance Officer
After conducting a review of policy management at UConn and UConn Health, as well as researching practices at other institutions of higher education and institutions with academic medical centers, I am pleased to announce the University is launching a collaborative initiative for implementing a new institutional policy program.
The primary objective of this initiative is to establish processes for policymaking and policy management (including governance) across all campuses, including developing an online repository or repositories for University policies. The initiative will include key stakeholder input to ensure that the final processes, policy repositories and other recommendations align with business workflows, requirements and needs of the university and its departments, schools and business units. Key stakeholders are critical not only to the initial development of this policy management initiative, but also to the ongoing responsibilities of policy management once the program is in place.
University Policy Coordinator
To coordinate this important initiative, we have engaged Mike Sullivan as temporary University Policy Coordinator. Mike has worked for the State of Connecticut for over thirty years, including seven years as an Assistant Attorney General at UConn. He has worked at the Office of Policy and Management, the Comptroller’s Office, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the General Assembly in a variety of legal and management positions. Mike will work in the Office of University Compliance and report to the Chief Compliance Officer, Kim Fearney.
Once the primary objective of this initiative is complete (i.e. policy making and management processes and an online platform(s) are established), Mike will make recommendations regarding the need for personnel and/or other resources required to ensure the continued success of University policy management going forward.