UM-Dearborn

Compliance responsibilities

This page sets out the responsibilities for compliance for the University of Michigan – Dearborn campus, for each of the major compliance areas.

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 responsibility:
ResearchEducationAthleticsConflict of InterestPeople, Safety & EnvironmentTax & FinancialFacilities & InfrastructureInternational & ImmigrationInformation 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-Dearborn campus with laws relating to the provision of education.
  • The Office of Registration and Records operationally supports compliance by the UM-Dearborn campus with laws related to student records.
  • The Office of Financial Aid has overall responsibility for compliance by the UM-Dearborn 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 athletics compliance

  • All staff and faculty who interact with student athletes (through coaching, teaching, housing or any other activities) are responsible for ensuring they understand and comply with the relevant rules.
  • Student athletes are responsible for complying with all the rules that apply to them.
  • The Director of Athletics is responsible for ensuring compliance by UM-Dearborn campus with athletic rules and regulations.

For expert contacts and information links about athletics compliance, browse through the main Athletics Compliance pages – or click here to Report a Concern. For more information about the Dearborn athletics program, visit gowolves.net.

Responsibilities for conflicts of interest

  • All faculty and staff are responsible for promptly disclosing all actual or potential conflicts of interest or commitment to their dean, director, or supervisor; and for managing their relationships and conflicts appropriately, in accordance with policy and legal requirements.
  • All UM-Dearborn faculty have an additional obligation to report information about outside, compensated activities annually, using this online reporting tool.
  • The Chancellor is responsible for ensuring the development of implementation policies for conflicts of interest and commitment for all faculty and staff, and for UM-Dearborn’s compliance with laws relating to conflicts of interest.
  • The Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs has primary administrative responsibility for implementation of the University’s Standard Practice Guide on Conflict of Interest (SPG 201.65-1) at UM-Dearborn, as well as education regarding conflicts of interest and commitment.

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 UM-Dearborn 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 Affairs is responsible for ensuring compliance by UM-Dearborn with laws relating to employment, human resources, health, safety, environment, and public safety.
  • The Department of Public Safety helps maintain a safe and secure environment at UM-Dearborn, through monitoring and enforcing criminal behavior against people and property, and ensuring compliance with crime reporting obligations.
  • The Department of Environmental Health, Safety and Emergency Managementoperationally supports compliance by UM-Dearborn 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 Dearborn Human Resources team operationally supports compliance by UM-Dearborn with laws related to equity, diversity and employment issues, in conjunction with University Human Resources in Ann Arbor.
  • The Office of Business Affairs coordinates efforts on the UM-Dearborn campus related to workplace illness, injuries and accidents, in conjunction with WorkConnections 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 UM-Dearborn and/or handle UM-Dearborn 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 UM-Dearborn roles, where relevant.
  • The Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs is responsible for ensuring compliance by UM-Dearborn campus with all tax laws as they relate to financial services and the budget.
  • The Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement is responsible for ensuring UM-Dearborn’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-Dearborn campus with laws related to the administration of financial aid.

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

Responsibilities for facilities and infrastructure compliance

  • All members of the UM-Dearborn 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 Affairs is responsible for ensuring compliance by UM-Dearborn campus with laws and regulations related to its facilities and infrastructure.
  • The Office of Facilities Management has primary operational responsibility for maintenance of all of UM-Dearborn’s physical property, including compliance with associated laws and regulations.
  • The Office of Facilities Planning has primary operational responsibility for facilities design, construction and space management on the UM-Dearborn campus, including compliance with associated laws and regulations.
  • Information Technology Services has primary operational responsibility for management of UM-Dearborn’s information technology infrastructure, including compliance with associated legal requirements, working 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-Dearborn, through monitoring and enforcing criminal behavior against people and property.
  • The Department of Environmental Health, Safety and Emergency Managementoperationally supports compliance by UM-Dearborn 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-Dearborn 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-Dearborn 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 Affairs and the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Life are jointly responsible for UM-Dearborn’s compliance with laws relating to immigration – each in their respective areas of management.
  • The UM-Dearborn Office of International Affairs is operationally responsible for compliance with immigration laws at UM-Dearborn, including by processing documentation for U.S. student and scholar (F and J) visas and implementing UM-Dearborn’s SEVIS compliance procedures, as well as providing support and education to the UM-Dearborn 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-Dearborn).

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

 


First published 3/4/11, last updated 2/23/17 – Contact us if you believe any information is incorrect or outdated