4.38 Regent Employees Serving on State Committees as Regent Employees
All requests for employees of the
Board of Regents institutions to serve on any external (non-Regent) agencies and
organizations, as Regent employees, must be approved by, and coordinated through, the
Board Office. Furthermore, all such Regent
employees who are appointed shall provide a brief summary of each meeting attended and
each major activity undertaken. In addition,
the Board Office shall be notified of all major issues in which a position on behalf of
the Regents is being advocated. Regent
employees who have been appointed to organizations as a result of their position in a
Regent institution must understand that they do not represent the Board of Regents or the
Regent enterprise as a whole and must refrain from stating a position on its behalf.
Persons serving on organizations as Regent
employees should make an effort to keep their counterparts (if any) in the other Regent
institutions informed of important aspects of their representation and consult with them
as needed. If assistance is needed in this
communication and consultation process, the Board Office may be of assistance.
It is understood that many Regent employees
serve in a personal/professional or institutional capacity on various groups and
organizations and speak for themselves as experts or as representatives of their
institution. This policy does not cover such
individuals; however, it must be clearly understood that they are not serving in this
capacity as representatives of the Board or the Regent enterprise and that opinions
expressed are not necessarily those of the Board.