Defining Policies


Policy Statements are created for the purpose of institutional governance by way of establishing standard procedures for the operation of the University. Policy Statements, which apply to LSU’s Flagship institution based in Baton Rouge, serve to implement or interpret various laws, rules, regulations, policies, and/or to reflect the university’s chosen method of managing its affairs. Policy Statements are not binding for other LSU institutions within the state and are subordinate to LSU policies issued as Permanent Memoranda from the President, to the Bylaws & Regulations of the LSU Board of Supervisors, and to state and federal regulations and statutes. Typically, Policy Statements originate with the monitoring unit to address policy issues that are campus-wide in nature. Policy Statements may also be issued to interpret and implement Permanent Memoranda and Bylaws & Regulations of the Board or pursuant to the requirements of state and federal law.

The university takes due care to assure that Policy Statements, when issued, are in compliance with applicable controlling laws, rules, and regulations. However, it is recognized that changes in such laws, rules, and regulations may result in all or a portion of a Policy Statement becoming null or incorrect until a necessary revision is made. In such cases, those portions of a Policy Statement that are contrary to or in conflict with any controlling law, rule, or regulation are invalid. To the extent that the remainder of the Policy Statement is unaffected by a change in controlling laws, rules, and/or regulations, that remaining portion of the Policy Statement will remain valid and in effect.

Full list of LSU Policy Statements.

Permanent Memoranda (PMs) represent policies of LSU. Along with the bylaws and regulations of the LSU Board of Supervisors, they are binding on all institutions of the university.

PMs address policy issues that are of a system-wide character and are established for the purpose of university administrative governance. PMs may implement or interpret laws, rules and regulations, and reflect LSU policies.

LSU takes care to assure that Permanent Memoranda, when issued, are in compliance with the applicable controlling laws, rules, regulations and policies. However, it is recognized that changes in such laws, rules, regulations and policies may result in all or a portion of a PM becoming incorrect or outdated until necessary revision is made. In such cases, those portions of Permanent Memoranda that are contrary to or in conflict with any controlling law, rule, regulation or policy are superseded. To the extent that the remainder of a Permanent Memoranda is unaffected by a change in controlling laws, rules, regulations or policies, the remaining portion of the PM will remain valid and in effect (unless the PM itself states otherwise). PMs do not grant rights to any party.

Full list of Permanent Memorandas.  

Finance and Administration Operating Procedures (FASOPs) are created by the division of Finance and Administration for the purpose of establishing standard procedures for the operation of the University. Finance and Administration supports the University’s mission of instruction, research and public service by providing good fiscal management; accounting for the financial and physical assets; ensuring compliance with laws and regulations; timely procurement and delivery of goods and services; operation of the physical plant; and oversight of other service and business functions of the institution for both on- and off-campus users.

Full list of Finance and Administration Operating Procedures.

General Employment Policies and Procedures

Mandatory Yearly Training: Preventing Sexual Misconduct: Commitment to Community

This new course satisfies the training requirements outlined in both the 2012 Louisiana Senate Concurrent Resolution 107, which requires one hour of sexual harassment training, and in Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, which requires training on sexual misconduct prevention. 

Statutorily Mandated Yearly Ethics Training

In response to Louisiana Revised Statute 42:1170, all public employees are also required to complete one hour of training on the Code of Governmental Ethics each calendar year.

Policy Statement Guide

* The staff columns include classified, unclassified/professional, other academic, wages as earned, and transient employee types.

Policy Statement Applicable to: LSU Faculty  Applicable to: LSU Staff 

Equal Opportunity Policy
PS-01, Revision: PS0001.R06, Effective: Feb. 5, 2013

Yes Yes

Disciplinary Procedures for Professional, "Other Academic" and Classified Employees
PS-08, Effective:  June 16, 1997

N/A Yes; Professional, Other Academic, and Classified Employees

Title Salary Administration
PS-20, Revision: PS0020.R05, Effective: Oct. 1, 1993

Yes Yes

Nepotism
PS-25, Revision: PS0025.R02, Effective: Dec. 9, 2004

Yes Yes

Persons with Disabilities
PS-26, Revision: PS0026.R03, Effective: Oct. 3, 2008

Yes Yes

Appeals and Tenure
PS 36T - Tenure-track and Tenured Faculty Appointments, Reappointments, Promotion, Tenure, Annual Reviews, and Enhancement of Job Performance Revised: August 3, 2018; Effective: December 1, 1976
36NT - Faculty Other than Tenure-track and Tenured Appointments, Reappointments, Promotion, and Annual Reviews

Yes N/A

Employee Records Confidentiality
PS-40, Revision: PS0010.R03, Effective: June 1, 1994

Yes Yes

Additional Compensation Limits
PS-43, Revision: PS0043.R03, Effective: May 16, 1995

Yes Yes

Misuse of Drugs or Alcohol
PS-67, Revision: PS0067.R05 , Effective: Jan. 7, 2013

Yes Yes

Overtime Policy
PS-61, Revision: PS0061. R02, Effective: November 29, 2004

Yes Yes

Sexual Harassment
PS-73, Revision: PS0073.R04 Effective: Jan. 2, 2001

Yes Yes

Flexible Work Hours and Staffing
PS-79, Revision: PS0079.R02, Effective: March 1. 2001

Yes Yes

Grievance Procedures for Professional, Other Academic, and Classified Employees
PS-80, Effective:  October 3, 2008

N/A Yes; Professional, Other Academic, and Classified Employees

Violence Free Workplace
PS-102, Revision: PS0102.R00, Effective: Jan. 1, 1998

Yes Yes

Tobacco-Free Campus
PS-118, Revision: PS01018.R02, Effective: Aug. 1, 2014

Yes Yes

Permanent Memoranda Guide

* The staff column includes classified, unclassified/professional, other academic, wages as earned, and transient employee types.

Permanent Memorandas Applicable to: LSU Faculty  Applicable to: LSU Staff 

Outside Employment of University Employees
PM-11, Effective: May 12, 1993

Yes Yes

Equal Opportunity Policy (EEO) – Discrimination & Harassment
PM 55, Revised: July 10, 2006; Effective: September 15, 2000.

Yes Yes

Sexual Misconduct
PM 73,  Revised: August 14, 2020; Effective: December 15, 2015

Yes Yes

 

Finance and Administration Operating Procedure (FASOP) Guide 

* The staff column includes classified, unclassified/professional, other academic, wages as earned, and transient employee types.

FASOPs Applicable to: LSU Faculty Applicable to: LSU Staff 

Emergency Essential Personnel
FASOP HR-01, Effective: February 28, 2014 

N/A Yes

2-Year Appointments with Reduced Fringe
FASOP HR-02 Revision: July 1, 2020, Effective: July 1, 2019

N/A Yes; Postdoctoral Researchers and Interns

Flexwork Arrangements: Guidelines and Procedure
FASOP HR-03, Effective: July 1, 2020

Yes Yes

Background Check and Pre-Employment Screening
FASOP HR-04, Effective December 1, 2020

Yes Yes

Transfer Eligibility
FASOP HR-05 , Effective  February 1, 2021

Yes Yes

Relocation Incentives
FASOP HR-06, Effective  February 1, 2021

Yes Yes