At any time, the Office of Administrative Responsibility responsible for a policy may request that the policy be revoked.
A policy may be revoked if:
it is no longer in alignment with the University’s strategic direction;
it is no longer in compliance with legislation and presents a substantial risk; and/or
it is being consolidated into, or replaced by, a new policy.
The Office of Administrative Responsibility consults with Governance and Legal Services and provides a rationale for the request to revoke the policy. The Proposal for a New or Revised Policy template is used for the request to revoke a policy.
When drafting the rationale statement, the Office of Administrative Responsibility engages with relevant stakeholders to ensure the revocation of the policy will not cause disruption to University operations.
Governance and Legal Services reviews the proposal, in consultation with the Policy Sponsor, and provides advice relating to broader policy implications, if any, prior to the proposal being moved to PEC.
PEC reviews the proposal and, if it is deemed to be the appropriate course of action, shall, in the case of the Approval Authority being the Board, recommend to the Board, through an appropriate Committee of the Board, that the policy be revoked, or, if the Approval Authority for the policy is GFC, shall recommend to GFC, through an appropriate Committee of GFC, that the policy be revoked.
Policies that have been recommended by PEC for deletion will be placed in the Policy Activity Updates section of the policy website for a minimum period of 30 days in advance of it moving forward to it appropriate Approval Authority for formal revocation.
The University Secretariat is responsible for providing information and communicating to the University community that a policy has been revoked.