Recently Updated BPM's

BPM C-1-1 UK Bookstore – 12/15/17

Now references the FacultyEnlight software used to collect all instructional materials for the UK Bookstore. The policy also states the deadlines and responsibilities. Please share with faculty and others that must be aware of the policy.

E-5-1  Reimbursement of Travel Expenses

January 2, 2018          

Policy updated for the updated IRS standard business mileage rate of 54.5 as of January 1, 2018.

E-7-8    Relocation Expenses for Newly Hired or Transferred Faculty and Staff

January 2, 2018

A major policy revision due to the recently passed tax reform, which has eliminated the exclusion for qualified moving expense reimbursements. . Policy has been updated to only provide for payment of a cash allowance through payroll as amounts will always be subject to tax withholdings. The option of direct payment of temporary housing expenses or direct payment of moving expenses has been eliminated as well as reimbursement to employee of qualified moving expenses.

Policy is effective immediately since based upon date payments made. Any outstanding reimbursements for moves made during 2017 must be processed also as cash payment through payroll. Accounts Payable will reject any PRD received.

E-7-9 Recruitment Expenses

December 22, 2017

No substantive changes. BPM was only updated to current format and to indicate payment by PRD.

E-9-1 Research Subject Payments

January 10, 2018

NIH has issued new guidance regarding Notice of Changes to NIH Policy for Issuing Certificates of Confidentiality -  Notice Number: NOT-OD-17-109

In response to these changes the BPM E-9-1 Compensation to Research Subjects policy has been updated.  The Office of Research Integrity will issue internal Certificates of Confidentiality (CoC) as required to protect research subjects at the University of Kentucky where deemed necessary.  This internal CoC will replace the documentation formerly issued by NIH for internal documentation and reporting purposes.