All new policies and procedures are reviewed by the Policy Review Committee (PRC). The PRC consists of two groups: (1) Academic; and (2) Administration / Operation. These groups meet monthly, in consultation with the School of Medicine legal counsel, to review and approve policies and procedures.
Policy and Procedure Policy
The purpose of this policy is to establish clear guidelines for all departments to submit well-articulated and understandable policies and procedures for review and approval. These ones will be presented in a common format, formally approved, centrally maintained, kept current within the framework of an organized system of change control, and distributed to all relevant operating units in a timely manner.
Annual Leave Policy
On July 1, 2019, the UNLV School of Medicine adopted a revised Annual Leave policy that better aligns with the Annual Leave policy of the main campus and NSHE. In sum, the new policy provides the School of Medicine employees accrue two annual leave days each month and are eligible to carry over up to 48 days of annual leave each fiscal year (instead of the prior limit of 5 carryover days). For most employees, the policy change went into effect on July 1, 2019.
Emergency Evacuation Policy
In the event of an emergency or evacuation situation, the safety and well-being of all members of the UNLV School of Medicine community (staff, faculty, students, patients, contractors, volunteers, and visitors) are paramount and as such, the School of Medicine is committed to identifying risks and hazards of emergency and evacuation situations, performing emergency evacuation drills and ongoing review of planned actions around handling emergency evacuations.
Each School of Medicine facility will maintain a Building Evacuation Plan (BEP) that will be accessible by all employees.
Emergency Preparedness: Alert and Response Policy
University Police Services is charged with preparation, prevention, and response to all-hazards events at the University through comprehensive risk assessment, training, planning, mitigation, and response. In case of an emergency, all members of the UNLV School of Medicine (UNLVSOM) are to follow the University’s instructions for responding to the situation. All members of the UNLVSOM should always evacuate according to University Police Services directions.
Key Access Policy
The purpose of this policy is to state the UNLVSOM's position on the key management and card access in the School of Medicine locations in alignment with UNLV Campus Key Policy.
Misconduct Disclosure Policy
The purpose of this policy is to provide a mechanism for individuals to report good-faith concerns about improper, illegal, or unethical conduct without retaliation; and require individuals who receive reports of alleged misconduct to properly report those concerns to the UNLV Schol of Medicine Office of Compliance.
Return to Campus Policy
The purpose of this policy is to establish clear guidelines set by the CDC (Center for Disease Control), WHO (World Health Organization), and NSHE to allow the UNLV School of Medicine to re-open our campus, as well as to protect the health and safety of our staff, faculty, students, and community.
The purpose of this policy is to clarify the base and stipend criteria for leadership positions held by faculty or faculty administrators. These leadership positions serve at the pleasure of the Dean.
Workday Requirement for Community Faculty Policy
The purpose of the UNLV School of Medicine’s Workday policy for Community Faculty is to align with the School’s mission to streamline business processes. Having Community Faculty’s data in Workday will improve consistency in data and reporting capabilities at the institutional level and in reporting and data collection at the system level.
Workplace Safety Policy
The purpose of this policy is to maintain a safe workplace, and comply with applicable laws regarding safety in the workplace. The UNLV School of Medicine (UNLVSOM) is committed to providing a safe work environment by ensuring that safety programs are followed, removing safety and/or health risks, and promoting safe work practice. Employees, students and visitors are encouraged to report safety hazards without fear of reprisal.
LCME Policies (Previously Approved)
NSHE and UNLV Policies
The UNLV School of Medicine is also governed by the policies and procedures of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
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