(a) The coordinating board shall adopt and recommend management policies applicable
to institutions of higher education in relation to management of human resources and
physical plants. The policies shall be designed to streamline operations and improve accountability.
(b) The human resources management policies shall be designed to increase productivity. The policies may relate to any human resources management issue, including:
(1) the improvement of health benefits for institutional employees through statewide
group health benefit programs;
(2) the creation of a management training system to assist institutions in developing
personnel management systems, in complying with equal employment opportunity and affirmative
action requirements, and in maintaining personnel records;
(3) the requirement of five-year plans to manage personnel overhead, to establish
position control systems for administrative personnel, and to implement productivity
improvement programs; and
(4) the development of institutional plans to identify, recruit, and develop outstanding
administrators of institutions of higher education.
(c) The physical plant management policies shall be designed to maintain the state's
investment in land and facilities. The policies may require institutions to:
(1) include estimated maintenance costs for the life of the building in any request
for approval of new construction;
(2) end the practice of deferring building maintenance;
(3) achieve maximum utilization of classroom and laboratory facilities;
(4) prepare annual five-year plans for major repair and rehabilitation projects and
for new construction, regardless of funding source; and
(5) implement policies and practices to reduce utility costs.
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