In my work area, we have identified a need to create a new policy or update an existing policy. How do I get started?

You and your manager should start by discussing the policy need with the member of President’s Council your area reports to (this would typically be a vice president). The President’s Council member will help you clarify the policy need, identify a steward, and provide suggestions for writing committee members.

I have been appointed a policy steward and have not participated in the UVU policy process before. Is there any training available?

Yes. The Policy Office has developed a thirty-minute training presentation that we can come and present to you and your group. Please contact the Policy Office to schedule a training meeting.

What kind of assistance can I expect from the Policy Office during the policy development process?

The Policy Office’s responsibility is to provide editorial and administrative support to policy sponsors and stewards. We will guide you through each stage and educate you on what you need to do next in the process.

Is there a specific format I need to use for the policy?

The Policy Office has developed an approved template for use by the University to provide uniform structure and format to UVU’s policies. You can download it by going to the RESOURCES tab. The Policy Office Writing Guide is also available from that tab. The Policy Office follows the Chicago Manual of Style with few exceptions.