Chancellor/President's Delegations of Authority

Delegated Authority Required Administrative Prerequisites Designee Additional Information
Administer a program within the UH System for the safekeeping and appropriate disposition of unclaimed or abandoned personal property found on university grounds. BOR Policy 52.01;

SAM 03.E.03;
Executive Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Administration and Finance
Administer a program within the UH System to allow employees to voluntarily transfer sick leave time they've earned to a sick leave pool for the benefit of eligible employees suffering from catastrophic illnesses or injuries. BOR Policy 57.09;

SAM 02.D.02;
Executive Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Administration and Finance
Certify that projects submitted by the UH System for approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordination Board (THECB) Commissioner meet the criteria and requirements for such submittals. THECB Rule 17.4(6); Executive Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Administration and Finance
Approve all faculty, professional and administrative personnel actions and appointments for your university, with the exception of those employees classified as executive management employees. BOR Bylaw 2.6;

BOR Policy 57.10;
Executive Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Administration and Finance and University Presidents The Executive Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Administration and Finance and University Presidents may further delegate authority in writing to other administrative officers as is appropriate.
Negotiate, execute, and administer all contracts and procurement of equipment, goods, and services, or extension, modification or renewal of existing contracts, less than $300,000 that do not require approval by the UHS Board of Regents, for the UH System/your university (as applicable), along with related documents and instruments. BOR Policy 55.01.3A;

SAM 03.A.05;

MAPP 04.04.01A
Vice Chancellors/Vice Presidents whose area is responsible for the Contract/Procurement. Each Vice Chancellor/Vice President may further delegate authority in writing to other administrative officers as is appropriate. Such written delegations must be on file with the Office of Contract Administration.
Negotiate, execute, and administer all contracts and procurement of equipment, goods, and services, or extension, modification or renewal of existing contracts, $300,000 and above that do not require approval by the UHS Board of Regents (as applicable), along with related documents and instruments. BOR Policy 55.01.3A;

SAM 03.A.05;

MAPP 04.04.01A
Vice Chancellors/Vice Presidents whose area is responsible for the Contract/Procurement and the Executive Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Administration and Finance. Each Vice Chancellor/Vice President may further delegate authority in writing to other administrative officers as is appropriate. Such written delegations must be on file with the Office of Contract Administration.
Negotiate, execute, and administer all contracts and procurement of equipment, goods, and services, or extension, modification or renewal of existing contracts, less than $500,000 that do not require approval by the UHS Board of Regents (as applicable), along with related documents and instruments. BOR Policy 55.01.3A;

SAM 03.A.05;
University Presidents Each President may further delegate authority in writing to other administrative officers as is appropriate. Such written delegations must be on file with the appropriate Office of Contract Administration or Procurement Office.
Negotiate, execute, and administer all contracts and procurement of equipment, goods, and services, or extension, modification or renewal of existing contracts, greater than $500,000 that do not require approval by the UHS Board of Regents (as applicable), along with related documents and instruments. BOR Policy 55.01.3A;

SAM 03.A.05;
University Presidents and the Executive Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Administration and Finance.
Negotiate, execute, and administer all contracts and procurement of equipment, goods, and services, or extension, modification or renewal of contracts within the area of the Department of Athletics, less than $100,000 that do not require approval by the UHS Board of Regents (as applicable), along with related documents and instruments. BOR Policy 55.01.3A;

SAM 03.A.05;

MAPP 04.04.01A
Athletic Director Athletic Director may further delegate authority in writing to other administrative officers as is appropriate and less than $25,000. Such written delegations must be on file with the Office of Contract Administration.
Negotiate, execute, and administer all contracts and procurement of equipment, goods, and services, or extension, modification or renewal of existing contracts within the area of the Department of Athletics (excluding coaches employment contracts delegated below), $100,000 and above that do not require approval by the UHS Board of Regents (as applicable), along with related documents and instruments. BOR Policy 55.01.3A;

SAM 03.A.05;

MAPP 04.04.01A
Athletic Director and the Executive Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Administration and Finance. Athletic Director may further delegate authority in writing to other administrative officers as is appropriate and less than $25,000. Such written delegations must be on file with the Office of Contract Administration.
Give prior written approval for international and domestic travel and the payment/reimbursement of associated travel expenses for faculty and staff of your university. BOR Policy 55.03;

SAM 03.A.03;
Executive Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Administration and Finance and University Presidents The Executive Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Administration and Finance and University Presidents may further delegate authority in writing to other administrative officers as is appropriate.
Set fees for each continuing education course at your institution in an amount sufficient to permit your institution to recover the costs of providing the fee. BOR Policy 56.02: Executive Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Administration and Finance and University Presidents The Executive Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Administration and Finance and University Presidents may further delegate authority in writing to other administrative officers as is appropriate.
Review and approve recommendations for reductions-in-force. SAM 02.A.06;

MAPP 02.04.06;
University Presidents

Vice Chancellors/Vice Presidents
Make determinations regarding emergency leaves, and grant emergency leaves, with or without pay. Section 661.902, Texas Government Code University Presidents

Vice Chancellors/Vice
Presidents

Director of Internal Auditing

Director of Athletics
Approve certain Houston Athletic Foundation expenditures. SAM 05.B.01 Director of Athletics
Approve travel, purchases, reimbursements, leave requests for administrators reporting directly to the Chancellor/President. SAM 03.A.03;

MAPP 04.02;
Executive Director for C/P's Business Services Office
Approve requests for extended sick leave. SAM 02.D.01; Executive Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Administration and Finance
Approve Time and Effort Reports for administrators reporting directly to the Chancellor/President. SAM.03.D.03;

MAPP 02.05.02;
Executive Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Administration and Finance. The Provost will sign the Time and Effort Report for the Executive Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Administration and Finance
Approve Inter-Agency Agreements (SORM, Worker's Compensation, UH-Victoria, etc.) that do not require approval by UHS Board of Regents. MAPP 04.01.03;

MAPP 04.04.01A:
Executive Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Administration and Finance
Approve institutional, organizational, professional memberships paid from Fund 1 source. MAPP 04.01.03; Executive Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Administration and Finance
Approve UH Foundation requests for disbursements from the Farish Fund. SAM 03.A.10; Executive Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Administration and Finance
Approve international travel by UH employees/prospective employees if travel is paid from state-appropriated funds. MAPP 04.02.01A; Executive Director for C/P's Business Services Office
Approve coaches' employment contracts up to $150,000. BOR 55.01;

SAM 03.A.05;

MAPP 04.04.01A;
Director of Athletics
Approve UH campus purchase requisitions that do not require approval by the UHS Board of Regents. SAM 03.A.05;

MAPP 04.01.01A;
Executive Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Administration and Finance
Subject to the delegation to execute contracts noted above, sign all documents related to the selection of architects. SAM 03.A.05;

MAPP 04.04.01A;
Executive Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Administration and Finance
Sign to commission University peace officers. By Letter on file in the Chancellor/President's Office Executive Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Administration and Finance
Accept service of complaints and other legal process on behalf of the System, UH, and the Chancellor/President. By Letter on file in the Chancellor/President's Office Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Legal Affairs/General Counsel
Approve and pay all institutionally controlled funds presented to the Comptroller of Public Accounts. Title 34, Part 1, Texas Administrative Code Current designees' names on file in Chancellor/President's Office