Authorization for Special Project Agreements and Employee Hires

Vice Presidential Authorization is Required for Special Project Agreements and Employee Hires

Vice Presidential authorization is required for project directors to open special project agreements and to hire UCorp personnel for projects.  

Special Project Agreements

Among the services that the University Corporation provides to the campus community is the administration of special project agreements (SPA), which are established to support projects and scholarships. Effective July 1, 2014, in addition to the dean or associate vice president, a vice president must also indicate her or his approval for the establishment of a new SPA or the renewal of an existing one.  Upon signing the SPA form, deans and AVPs are asked to forward the document to their respective vice president for approval.  This change will ensure that vice presidents are aware of the SPAs in their respective divisions and that they support the related activity.
 

UCorp Employees

In some circumstances, project directors may wish to hire personnel through UCorp to support the project’s activities. These employees are employed by UCorp, rather than the California State University (CSU). Effective July 1, 2014, in addition to the dean, a vice president must also indicate her or his approval for hiring the employee.

Upon receipt of the dean’s and vice president’s approvals, UCorp will consider whether it will offer employment. This determination will be based on a review of several factors, including whether the project has sufficient funds to cover the costs and the justification as to why the position should be hired through UCorp rather than the CSU.  In assessing employment needs, please work closely with Mark Angstman, UCorp’s human resources coordinator. Offers of employment cannot be extended by project directors, nor can work begin prior to an offer of employment being extended by UCorp.