IX-1.00-POLICY OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS ON GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

  (Approved by the Board of Regents, November 30, 1988,
amended December 9, 2005)


     The University System of Maryland wishes to have a well
coordinated program for governmental relations.  All
University personnel are expected to be responsive to
inquiries from governmental agencies and to assist in
building good understanding and support for the University
System of Maryland.  In particular, visits by elected
officials to the institutions are to be encouraged, and
contacts should be used as opportunities to support
priorities and policies that have been established by the
Board of Regents.

     By provisions of the Education Statute, the Chancellor
is the Chief of Staff for the Board of Regents and the Chief
Executive Officer of the University System.  In this dual
role, the Chancellor is responsible for the overall
direction and supervision of the System under the policies
and procedures and direction of the Board of Regents.  In
consultation with the Presidents, the Chancellor is
responsible for recommending Systemwide plans, policies,
operating and capital budgets, and other Systemwide matters
to the Board, and for ensuring and monitoring compliance
with Board policies and procedures.  The Chancellor's
responsibilities include coordinating relations for the
System and its institutions with the Governor, the General
Assembly, State agencies, other related officials, Federal
Government Officials, and the Maryland Higher Education
Commission.

     The Board of Regents and the Chancellor will provide
leadership in setting appropriate expectations of the System
and in buffering the institutions from inappropriate
intrusion.  The establishment of System priorities and
coordinating the relationship of the University System to
the State government are System functions.  All
institutional and Systemwide matters requiring consideration
and action by other State agencies and officers will be
submitted to such agencies and officers by the Chancellor or
his designee.  The Presidents and senior officers of the
System Administration will inform the Chancellor or his
designee of significant meetings held with elected and
senior appointed government officials.  The Office of the
Associate Vice Chancellor for Government Relations will
assist in institutional relations with legislators and other
key officials; when appropriate, a representative of the
Office of Government Relations will be invited to
participate in meetings with State and federal legislators
and their staffs.

     STATE RELATIONS FUNCTIONS SHALL BE CARRIED OUT BY
SYSTEM AND INSTITUTIONAL EMPLOYEES.  THE HIRING OF A
REGISTERED LOBBYIST FOR STATE RELATIONS PURPOSES IS
PROHIBITED.