Revisions, additions to University policies

February 16, 2010

Purdue's Executive Policy Review Group recently approved several new and revised policies.
Two new interim policies went into effect on Monday (Feb. 15). They are:

* Effort Reporting: This policy formalizes practices that are already in place for reporting effort expended on sponsored projects.

* Export Controls and OFAC Regulations: This policy formalizes the University's compliance with federal regulations. It has broad application to Purdue's global research and collaboration efforts. An Export Control Officer has been designated as a result of this policy. Peter Dunn, associate vice president for research, has been named to the position and will lead a working group to develop and implement a compliance program.
Two new policies were approved:

* Web Accessibility, effective March 15: This policy outlines Purdue's voluntary compliance with the United States Access Board's Electronic and Information Technology Standards related to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The policy contains timelines for achieving compliance and reporting requirements that all University departments and units will need to follow. A Web site offers guidance and information on implementing the accessibility standards.

* Data Classification and Governance, effective March 1: This policy formalizes practices already in place for designating ownership of and classifying University data.
Two revised policies will take effect on March 1:

* IT Resource Logging.
* Remote Access to IT Resources.
More information on University policies can be found at Purdue's Web accessibility Web site is at