SYSTEM POLICY

 

01.03 Appointing Power and Terms and Conditions of Employment

Approved February 27, 1995 (MO 44-95)

Revised September 26, 1997 (MO 181-97)

Revised May 28, 1999 (MO 101-99)

Revised March 23, 2000 (MO 64-00)

Revised May 27, 2004 (MO -04)

 

The Board of Regents shall appoint all of the officers, faculty members and other employees of The Texas A&M University System. The Board, however, may delegate to the Chancellor, and the Chancellor may delegate to the respective Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the authority to appoint, promote, transfer and terminate employees subject to the limitations provided in System Policy, including System Policy 25.07, Contract Administration. The CEO of the universities and the health science center shall be its president. The CEO of an agency shall be its director.

 

1. APPOINTMENT OF SYSTEM OFFICERS AND APPROVAL OF TENURE BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS

 

1.1 The Board shall select and appoint the Chancellor as the Chief Executive Officer of the System. The Chancellor is responsible for management and operation of the System under the direction of the Board. The Board may dismiss or reassign the Chancellor without cause.

 

1.2 The Board shall appoint the university and health science center presidents and the agency directors. Prior to appointment, the Chancellor shall make recommendations for the position. With prior approval of the Board, the Chancellor may dismiss or reassign a CEO without cause.

 

1.3 The Board shall appoint deputy chancellors and vice chancellors. Prior to appointment, the Chancellor shall make recommendations for the position. With subsequent confirmation of the Board, the Chancellor may dismiss or reassign a deputy chancellor or a vice chancellor without cause.

 

1.4 The Board shall appoint the General Counsel. Prior to appointment, the Chancellor shall make recommendations for the position. The General Counsel shall report directly to the Board with access to the Chancellor. The Board may dismiss or reassign the General Counsel without cause.

 

1.5 The Board shall appoint the Chief Auditor. Prior to appointment, the Chancellor shall make recommendations for the position. The Chief Auditor shall report to the Board through the Committee on Audit of the Board, with access to the Chancellor. The Board may dismiss or reassign the Chief Auditor without cause.

 

1.6 The Board shall appoint vice presidents, deans of component universities and the HSC, and deputy and associate directors of agencies. Prior to appointment, the CEO shall make recommendations to the Chancellor for the position. With subsequent confirmation of the Board, the Chancellor may dismiss or reassign vice presidents, deans, deputy directors or associate directors without cause.

 

1.7 The Board may select and appoint an interim chancellor. Upon the recommendation of the Chancellor, the Board may make interim appointments of deputy chancellor, vice chancellor, General Counsel, Chief Auditor, and CEO.

 

1.8 The Board shall set the initial salary and the conditions of employment for each person appointed under paragraphs 1.1 through 1.7.

 

1.9 The Board may enter into written contracts with persons appointed to the positions described in paragraphs 1.1 through 1.7 above. To the extent permitted by law, such contracts may provide for terms that vary from those contained in this policy. No offer shall be made that varies the terms and conditions in sections 1.1 through 1.7 without prior approval of the Board.

 

2. APPOINTMENT OF SYSTEM OFFICIALS, FACULTY AND OTHER EMPLOYEES BY THE CHANCELLOR

 

2.1 APPOINTMENT OF COMPONENT OFFICIALS

 

2.1.1 Upon recommendation of the CEO, the Chancellor may make interim appointments to the position of vice president, dean of a university or the HSC, and deputy or associate director of an agency.

 

2.2 APPOINTMENT OF FACULTY AND AWARD OF TENURE

 

2.2.1 With confirmation of the Chancellor, the CEO shall appoint and approve promotion of all members of the faculty except as provided in paragraph 2.2.3 below.

 

2.2.2 With confirmation of the Chancellor, the appointing CEO shall set initial salaries and conditions of employment for persons appointed in paragraphs 2.1 through 2.3.

 

2.2.3 Upon recommendation of the university or HSC president and with approval of the Chancellor, the Board may award tenure to a faculty member.

 

2.3 OTHER APPOINTMENTS

 

2.3.1 The Chancellor may delegate authority to the CEOs to appoint, promote, transfer and dismiss all other employees, not covered in the preceding paragraphs.

 

2.4 APPOINTMENT OF FACULTY AS ADMINISTRATORS

 

2.4.1 The appointing authority may dismiss an administrator, who holds tenure on the faculty of a component university or the HSC, from the administrative position without cause.

 

2.4.2 The actions or conduct of an administrator may be used as grounds for dismissal as a tenured faculty member. Unless dismissed as a tenured faculty member, an administrator who holds tenure may return to a tenured faculty position.

 

2.4.3 The CEO shall adjust the salary of a faculty member who returns to the faculty after serving in an administrative position to an amount that does not exceed the salary of other persons with similar qualifications performing similar duties.

 

3. BOARD OF REGENTS' REVIEW

 

3.1 Annually, the Board of Regents shall review the performance of the Chancellor of the System and the CEO of each component of the System.

 

CONTACT OFFICE: The Office of the Chancellor