November 28, 1967
ACTING UNIVERSITY DEAN OF AGRICULTURE:
DEAN OF UNIVERSITY EXTENSION:
The attachment to this memorandum provides a procedure for withholding payment of salaries of academic personnel if assigned duties are not performed due to an unauthorized absence. This procedure has been reviewed by campus and University-wide administrators.
The determination to be made in these instances is whether assigned duties were performed and, if not, the duration of the period of unauthorized absence. There is ample precedent for withholding salary payments when assigned duties are not discharged; however, such withholding of salary payments is not a sanction within the terms of the attached Regents' policy statement of December 7, 1966. The use of sanctions is a separate matter from this procedure.
Adjustment of salaries of nonacademic personnel in comparable situations is covered in Rules 6 and 25 of the Nonacademic Personnel Manual.
I am asking that you take the necessary steps to insure that all academic appointees know of the existence of this procedure.
H. R. Wellman