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About UTS Delegations

Delegations are the assignment of authority to undertake specific tasks. At UTS, delegations include the key decision-making authorities for the financial, human resources, administrative, academic, governance and research functions of the university.

How delegations are made

The Delegations are made by Council and defined in UTS General Rule G1-19 and the associated Delegations Schedule (PDF).

Section 17 of the UTS Act provides that Council may, by resolution, delegate all or any of its functions (except the power of delegation) to:

  • any member or committee of Council, or
  • any authority or officer of the university, or
  • any other person or body prescribed by the UTS By-law.

Section 17 also provides that Council can resolve that a delegation to the Vice-Chancellor may be subdelegated.

As part of a broader program to streamline policies and empower staff, UTS Delegations are undergoing a significant review, with the first phase taking effect on 29 January 2018.

Delegations principles

In exercising any delegated function, a delegate must observe the Delegation Principles set out in the UTS General Rules.

Delegations information for UTS staff

UTS staff can access the Delegations Schedule (Excel, Staff Connect) in a new user-friendly format, along with staff-focused information about delegations and the delegations review project.

Contact

Richard Birrell
Manager, Policy and Secretariat
Governance Support Unit
telephone 02 9514 1249
email Richard.Birrell@uts.edu.au