Executive Summary – December 2018 Quarterly Meeting
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Revisions to TBR Policy 4:02:20:00 - Disposal of Surplus Property
Requested changes are minor in nature and have been made to provide clarification to some of the
terms used in the previous policy and to bring the policy in line with current institutional
Revisions to TBR Policy 4:30:03:00 - General Travel
Requested changes to the General Travel Policy are being made to alleviate the financial burden
placed on employees who, in the past, have had to pay for hotel reservations and/or airline tickets
out of their own funds when traveling on behalf of their institution. The requested changes have
been approved at the October 16, 2018, Business Affairs Sub-Council meeting and the November
15, 2018, Presidents meeting.
We are requesting a change in language that will allow the use of institutional procurement cards
to pay for hotel room reservations and for airline tickets on behalf of employees who are traveling
for business purposes on behalf of their institution.
Change Guideline TCAT 030 to TBR Policy 4:01:00:15 Extraordinary Maintenance
Requested changes include transformation of a former TCAT Guideline into a Policy. Changes to
language in the document are minor and include updates in titles and in the reporting chain to
mirror changes made at both the TCATs and at the Tennessee Board of Regents levels.
NEW BUSINESS – INFORMATIONAL REPORTING
Economic and Community Development Update
TBR ECD has been involved in a wide variety of projects over the past quarter. Vice Chancellor
Puryear will highlight the department’s current projects, including TNTrained, apprenticeships,
and online workforce education.
Warranty Roll Out
The TBR Warranty of Competency of Graduates of Technical Programs (Policy 2:03:01:10) went
into effect this fall term. In preparation for potential warranty claims, ECD has worked with
other TBR departments to prepare campuses and to answer questions regarding the processing of
warranty claims. Vice Chancellor Puryear will outline the Technical Program Warranty roll-out
and provide information on how warranty claim reporting will occur.
Financial Report Overview
Vice Chancellor Gibbs will provide information regarding the consolidated financial report,
including management’s discussion and analysis for FY 2017-18. This is an information item
only and requires no action.
Due to circumstances beyond TBR control, information pertinent to the 2017-18 Financial Report
Overview was not available by the due date of the Board Materials. The information will be
provided as soon as this information can be properly consolidated.