Policies Under Development

Significant new policies, proposed policies, and policy revisions are available here.

Proposed Policies
Significant proposed policies and policy revisions are published here, in draft form, for campus comment, as part of W&M's Policy Program.
  • The proposed University Catalogs Policy is available for review and comment through June 30, 2017. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that official university Catalogs are archived and readily available for use by the university’s students, alumni, administrators, faculty, staff, and external constituents. The policy is being adopted in compliance with SACSCOC requirements. Submit comments or questions via Tribe Response Form.
New Policies
Policies adopted within the past six month are highlighted below.
Policies Under Review or Finalization

These are policies previously proposed and being finalized, or current W&M policies that are being reviewed and may be updated, revised, or eliminated. 

  • The Office of Finance & Administration proposed a new policy on wireless communication devices including cell phones.  This policy will clarify when W&M provides employees with devices versus when employees are given a stipend towards the service plan cost for their personal devices.  It sets three rates of monthly stipends, from $15-45, and procedures for setting and reviewing stipends. The policy was available for review and comment through June 2, 2017. It is now being finalized.
Ideas for New Policies or Significant Revisions

This is a non-exhaustive list of new policies that are being drafted, considered, or planned.  They may or may not come into being.  If you have questions or suggestions about these policies, please contact the Office of Compliance & Equity.  

  • Policy on employee contact with federal and state government officials.
  • Lactation policy (policy relating to employees or students breastfeeding children or expressing milk).  There is a website with information on pregancy and lactation rights and resources.
  • Policy on FMLA leave.
  • Outside food sourcing policy (under development by Auxiliary Services).