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UM-Flint

Compliance responsibilities

This page sets out the responsibilities for compliance for the University of Michigan - Flint campus, for each of the major compliance topics.

More information and expert contacts for each compliance area, which is applicable to the whole U-M community, can be found by browsing through the topics to the left.

Click these links to jump straight to each area of compliance responsibility:
Research -- Education -- Conflict of Interest -- People, Safety & Environment -- Tax & Financial -- Facilities & Infrastructure -- International & Immigration -- Information Management

Responsibilities for research compliance

For expert contacts and information links about research compliance, browse through the main Research Compliance pages. - or click here to Report a Concern.

Responsibilities for education compliance

  • All teaching units, and all faculty and staff that work with students, are responsible for ensuring compliance with education laws, as relevant to their respective roles.
  • The Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs has overall responsibility for compliance by the UM-Flint campus with laws relating to the provision of education.
  • The Registrar's Office operationally supports compliance by the UM-Flint campus with laws related to student records.
  • The Office of Financial Aid has overall responsibility for compliance by the UM-Flint campus with laws related to the administration of financial aid.

For expert contacts and information links about education compliance, browse through the main Education Compliance pages - or click here to Report a Concern.

Responsibilities for conflict of interest

For expert contacts and information links about conflicts of interest and commitment, browse through the main Conflict of Interest pages - or click here to Report a Concern.

Responsibilities for compliance with safety, environmental & human interaction laws

  • All members of the U-M Flint community (including faculty, staff, students, and others such as visitors, volunteers and contractors) are responsible for treating each other lawfully and with respect, for maintaining a safe and secure University environment, and for complying with all laws relevant to their human and environmental interactions.
  • All managers and supervisors are responsible for ensuring that the operational areas and personnel under their control are complying with laws and policies, including those related to employment, human resources, health, safety, environment, and public safety.
  • The Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance is responsible for ensuring compliance by U-M Flint campus with laws relating to employment, human resources, health, safety, environment, and public safety.
  • The Environment, Health and Safety Department operationally supports compliance by U-M Flint with laws related to health, safety, hazardous activities, and environmental protection and permitting, in conjunction with the U-M Department of Occupational Safety and Environmental Health in Ann Arbor.
  • The Department of Public Safety helps maintain a safe and secure environment at UM-Flint, through monitoring and enforcing criminal behavior against people and property, and ensuring compliance with crime reporting obligations.
  • Flint's University Human Resources team operationally supports compliance by UM-Flint with laws related to equity, diversity and employment issues, in conjunction with University Human Resources in Ann Arbor..

For expert contacts and information links about compliance related to people, safety and environment, browse through the main People, Safety & Environment pages - or click here to Report a Concern.

Responsibilities for finance and tax compliance

  • All faculty and staff who engage in financial transactions on behalf of U-M Flint and/or handle U-M Flint funds are responsible for ensuring compliance with all relevant laws.
  • All students, faculty and staff are responsible for ensuring compliance with all tax laws, both in their personal capacity and in their U-M Flint roles, where relevant.
  • The Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance is responsible for ensuring compliance by U-M Flint campus with all tax laws as they relate to financial services and the budget.
  • The Office of Development and Alumni Relations is responsible for ensuring U-M Flint's compliance with all campus fund-raising programs, and directs the campus's alumni relations and marketing and communications efforts.
  • The Office of Financial Aid has overall responsibility for compliance by the UM-Flint campus with laws related to the administration of financial aid.

For expert contacts and information links about finance or tax compliance, browse through the main Tax & Financial Compliance pages - or click here to Report a Concern.

Responsibilities for facilities and infrastructure compliance

  • All members of the UM-Flint community (including faculty, staff, students and others such as visitors, volunteers and contractors) are responsible for using the University's facilities and property in a safe, compliant, responsible and respectful manner.
  • The Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance is responsible for ensuring compliance by UM-Flint campus with laws and regulations related to its facilities and infrastructure.
  • Facilities and Operations has primary operational responsibility for maintenance of all of UM-Flint's physical property, including compliance with associated laws and regulations.
  • Information Technology Services has primary operational responsibility for management of UM-Flint's information technology infrastructure, including compliance with associated legal requirements, in conjunction with U-M's Information and Technology Services (ITS) in Ann Arbor.
  • The Department of Public Safety helps maintain a safe and secure environment at UM-Flint, through monitoring and enforcing criminal behavior against people and property.
  • The Environment, Health and Safety Department operationally supports compliance by UM-Flint with laws related to environmental protection, and ensuring that facilities are safe and healthy, in conjunction with the U-M Department of Occupational Safety and Environmental Health in Ann Arbor.

For expert contacts and information links about facilities and infrastructure compliance, browse through the Facilities and Infrastructure compliance pages - or click here to Report a Concern.

Responsibilities for international and immigration compliance

  • All faculty, staff, students and visitors coming from overseas to UM-Flint are responsible for obtaining any visas and permits required and maintaining legal immigration status at all times while in the United States, and for complying with U.S. laws and U-M policies related to export controls when returning to their home country.
  • All faculty, staff and students travelling from UM-Flint to work, research or study in a foreign country are responsible for obtaining any visas or permits required to visit that foreign country, maintaining legal immigration status while in that country, and complying with all the laws of that foreign country while there; as well as complying with U.S. laws and U-M policies relevant to travel.
  • The Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance and the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs are jointly responsible for the University's compliance with laws relating to immigration - each in their respective areas of management.
  • The UM-Flint International Center is operationally responsible for compliance with immigration laws at UM-Flint, including by processing documentation for U.S. student and scholar (F and J) visas and implementing UM-Flint's SEVIS compliance procedures, as well as providing support and education to the UM-Flint community.
  • The International Center in Ann Arbor (within the Division of Student Affairs) is operationally responsible for compliance with immigration laws across U-M, including by processing documentation for U.S. work visas (H1-B) for all U-M campuses (including UM-Flint).

For expert contacts and information links about facilities and infrastructure compliance, browse through the International & Immigration pages - or click here to Report a Concern.

Responsibilities for compliance with information management laws

For expert contacts and information links about information management compliance, browse through the Information Management pages - or click here to Report a Concern.

First published 3/4/11, last updated 5/3/11 - Contact us if you believe any information is incorrect or outdated