178.0 VII-1.00- INTERIM UNIVERSITY SYSTEM POLICY ON THE APPOINTMENT AND
EMPLOYMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLASSIFIED PERSONNEL
(Approved by the Board of Regents, April 5, 1989)
A. Recommendations regarding general standards, policies
and guidelines for the appointment, advancement,
tenure, and termination of administrative and
classified personnel will be forthcoming from the
Chancellor, following consultation with the chief
executive officers. This interim policy delegates to
the chief executive officers the general authority to
appoint and fix the non-compensation-related terms and
conditions of employment of administrative and
classified staff members in the University of Maryland
System, subject to pertinent policies now in effect.
1. "Chief executive officer" refers to the Chancellor
(with respect to the University of Maryland System
Administration), the president of a constituent
institution, the director of a principal center
(Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies,
and the Maryland Biotechnology Institute), and the
Vice Chancellor for Agricultural Affairs for the
Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative
Extension Service; and a "constituent institution"
is used inclusively to refer to any institution or
other unit headed by a chief executive officer.
For the purpose of this interim policy, the
University of Maryland System Administration is
deemed to be a constituent institution headed by
2. "Administrative personnel" refers to unclassified
professional employees, including administrative
officers, librarians, and library technicians,
appointed under the policies and procedures of the
former Board of Trustees of State Universities and
Colleges; associate staff employees appointed under
the Personnel Policies and Rules for Associate
Staff of the University of Maryland; and academic
administrators appointed under the policies and
procedures of the former Board of Regents of the
University of Maryland.
3. "Classified personnel" refers to support personnel
appointed under the Personnel Policies and Rules
for Classified Employees of the University of
Maryland or the policies and procedures formerly
administered by the State Department of Personnel.
4. "Pertinent policies and procedures" refers to the
following personnel policies and procedures:
o University of Maryland Policies and
Procedures Manual, III (1.00 through
21.00) and VI (20.02 and 21.00);
o The University of Maryland, Personnel
Policies and Rules for Associate Staff;
o The University of Maryland, Personnel
Policies and Rules for Classified
o Policies and Procedures of the Board of
Trustees of the State Universities and
Colleges of Maryland, Chapters VI and IX
and Appendices F, G, M, N, O, P, and Q.
II. INTERIM POLICY ON THE APPOINTMENT AND EMPLOYMENT OF
ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLASSIFIED STAFF
A. The chief executive officer of each constituent
institution is hereby delegated the authority to
appoint, assign duties, promote, and terminate
administrative and classified personnel employed at
that institution in accordance with pertinent policies
and procedures, except as provided below.
B. The Chancellor is correspondingly delegated such
personnel authority with respect to all administrative
and classified personnel on the Chancellor's staff in
the University System Administration consistent with
the pertinent policies and procedures of the former
University of Maryland.
C. The Chancellor and the chief executive officer of each
institution may subdelegate to appropriate subordinate
officials the authority to appoint, assign duties,
promote, and terminate administrative and classified
personnel in accordance with the pertinent policies and
procedures, and such additional policies and procedures
as the Board of Regents or the Chancellor may
D. Except as noted above, or where this would be
inconsistent with the Bylaws or any regulations or
policies approved by the Board of Regents of the
University of Maryland System, any advisory or
administrative authority exercised by the former
executive director and/or the Council of Presidents of
the Board of Trustees, or the former President of the
University of Maryland, relative to non-classified
personnel, is accorded to the Chancellor in
consultation with the presidents.
E. Pursuant to Section 13-1A-05 of the Maryland Education
Code Annotated, each chief executive officer is hereby
designated as the Chancellor's "designated
representative" in classified personnel grievance
proceedings related to suspensions pending removal,
involuntary demotions, rejection on probation, and
F. Pending the Board of Regents' adoption of general
standards, policies and guidelines governing
administrative and classified personnel, the Chancellor
is accorded the authority exercised by the former
President of the University of Maryland to approve
changes in the Personnel Policies and Rules for
Classified Employees of the University of Maryland.
These policies and rules, and changes thereto, shall
govern all classified personnel in the University of
Maryland System pending the Board's adoption of new
policies and rules.
G. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, the Board
reserves the authority to approve the appointments of
the Chancellor and the chief executive officers.
III. EFFECTIVE DATE
This policy shall become effective upon approval by the
Board of Regents.
IV. STATUTORY REFERENCES
12-109 Presidents of constituent institutions.
. . .
(e) Powers and duties. -- subject to the
authority and applicable regulations of the
Board of Regents, each president shall:
. . .
(4) Appoint, promote, fix salaries, grant
tenure, assign duties, and terminate
personnel. (Emphasis added.)
12-110 Faculty and administrative personnel.
(a) General standards and guidelines generally.
(1) Upon the recommendation of the Chancellor
who shall consult with the presidents, the
Board of Regents shall establish general
standards and guidelines governing the
appointment, compensation, advancement,
tenure, and termination of all faculty and
administrative personnel in the University of
(2) These standards and guidelines shall
recognize the diverse missions of the
(b) Differentiation among institutions. -- The
Board of Regents may establish different
standards of compensation based on the size
and missions of the constituent institutions.
(c) Authority of presidents. -- Subject to such
standards and guidelines, a president may:
(1) prescribe additional personnel
(2) Approve individual personnel actions
affecting the terms and conditions of
academic and administrative
appointments. (Emphasis added.)
12-111. Appointments; classified employees.
(a) Applicability of Merit System Law.--
Appointments of the University of Maryland
System are not subject to or controlled by
the provisions of the Merit System Law.
(b) Classified employees--In general.--After
appointment, employees in positions
designated by the University shall be
regarded and treated as classified employees
of this State and:
(1) Have all rights and privileges of
(2) Have the right of appeal as provided by
law in any case of alleged injustice;
(3) Shall be paid salaries not less than
those paid in similar classifications in
other State agencies; and
(4) Shall retain their vacation privileges,
retirement status and benefits under the
State retirement systems.
(c) Same--Policies and guidelines.--Subject to
subsection (b) of this section, the Board of
Regents shall establish general policies and
guidelines governing the appointment,
compensation, advancement, tenure, and the
termination of all classified personnel.