Welcome to the University Policy Office (UPO). The University Policy Office, in collaboration with policy owners, develops, oversees and maintains the University’s policy process; facilitates the development, review, approval, and maintenance of University-wide policies by partnering with policy owners to create, revise, and distribute University-wide policies; and acts as the official repository and point-of-contact regarding University-wide policies.

Please familiarize yourself with the policies of the University of North Texas. The contact persons identified on the policy description page should be the first contact point for any questions you may have. For questions about the policy development and approval process, please contact the University Policy Office at (940) 565-4535.

The official policies and procedures of the University of North Texas (UNT) are intended to provide general information.  UNT reserves the right to make changes at any time to reflect current board policies, administrative regulations and procedures and amendments required by state and federal law.  Information provided is subject to change without notice and does not constitute a contract between UNT and its faculty and staff. 

Policy updates

June 18, 2021
University Operations During Absence of the President

Revised to update the delegation of authority in the absence of the University President.

June 16, 2021
Staff Development/Performance Planning and Review

Revision added definitions, updated content to reflect current procedures for staff evaluations, and added guidelines for administrative review process.

June 04, 2021
Compensatory Time and Overtime

Policy revision: • Eliminated Compensatory Time accrual for Exempt Employees. • Added Exception for Emergency Services Personnel. • Added Payment for Compensatory Time explaining payment options.


August 30, 2016

In order to streamline access to the UNT policies, University Policy Office has developed a new numbering system. This system mirrors the one currently used for the Regents Rules.