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Alcohol and Controlled Substances Testing Policy

The Federal Highway Administration has implemented regulations under the Omnibus Transportation Act of 1991 that require employers to establish an alcohol and controlled substances testing program for their employees who are required to hold commercial driver's licenses (CDLs) as a condition of employment. The goals of this testing are to prevent needless accidents, to reduce the risk of injury to employees and others, and to make employees aware of resources available to assist them.

Copyright Policy of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is dedicated to instruction, research, and providing service to the people of North Carolina and of the nation. It is the policy of this University that its faculty, staff, and students carry out their scholarly work in an open and free atmosphere, and that consistent with applicable laws and policy they publish the results of such work without restraint.

Data Security Breach Protocol Policy

In accordance with the Identity Theft Protection Act of 2005, North Carolina General Statutes § 75-60 et seq. and § 132-1.10 of the Public Records Act (together, the "Act"), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (the "University") is required to safeguard certain information of patients, employees, students, vendors, and other individuals who provide information covered by the Act to the University. This protocol enables the University to comply with the Act.

Illegal Drugs Policy

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has established and maintains a program of education designed to help all members of the University Community avoid involvement with illegal drugs. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides information about drug counseling and rehabilitation services available to members of the University Community through campus-based programs and through community-based organizations.

No-Direct-Solicitation Agreements Policy

This Policy governs No-Direct-Solicitation Agreements that involve the University as a party.

Patent & Invention Policy

Where possible, the University should enable inventions and discoveries resulting from its research to reach the public in a manner that will maximize their impact on society and, at the same time, provide adequate recognition and reward to inventors. This policy has been established to ensure that those inventions and discoveries in which the University has an interest will be utilized in a manner consistent with the public good through patent protection or other mechanisms as appropriate.

Privacy of Electronic Information Policy

This Policy clarifies the applicability of law and certain other University policies to electronic mail and the University's Policy on the privacy of electronic information. Users are reminded that all uses of the University's information technology resources, including electronic mail, are subject to all relevant University policies and relevant state and federal laws, including federal copyright law.

Signing University Contracts Policy

The purpose of this policy is to establish in writing which officials at the University are authorized to sign University contracts. The University's Board of Trustees has delegated to the Chancellor the authority to sign contracts for the University and has authorized the Chancellor to delegate that authority to other University employees.