Academic Personnel and Programs develops, implements and manages policies and procedures pertaining to the employment relationship between an academic appointee and the University of California. These policies and procedures are issued by the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and published in the Academic Personnel Manual (APM).  Academic Personnel and Programs maintains the official copy of the APM, including the online version of the APM and any subsequent changes. The APM Policy Development Process is designed to insure that APM policies undergo comprehensive review and meet certain standards. 

Academic appointees subject to policies and procedures within the APM include, but are not limited to, faculty such as professorial rank faculty, lecturers and clinical faculty; academic research professionals such as professional researchers and specialists; academic service professionals such as librarians and cooperative extension specialists and advisors; and graduate student employees such as research and teaching assistants. The APM applies only to the extent provided for in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for academic appointees covered by collective bargaining.

Questions about maintaining the APM or academic review of Presidential policy may be directed to Pamela Peterson. Specific academic personnel policy questions from those located at a University of California campus may be directed to the local Academic Personnel Office.

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