Revised APM 530 and 710-11

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March 8, 2012


Re: Revised APM 530 and 710-11

The following revised Academic Personnel Policies represent technical changes effective February 1, 2012:

  • APM 530 — Non-Residents
  • APM 710-11 — Leaves of Absence/Sick Leave/Medical Leave

The revised APM 530, formerly entitled "Non-Citizens," reflects changes in federal regulations and terminology, with no substantive policy or practice changes.

Terminology has been updated to reflect regulatory language, changing terms such as "Non-Citizen" to "Non-Resident," "Visa" to "Work Authorization," and when appropriate, "Visa" to "Status." Health insurance terms vary according to Visa classification but, more importantly, health insurance for these academic employees is a benefit to which they are entitled by definition of their academic appointment title. The final sentence in the policy clarifies that benefit, and serves to remind readers about anti-discrimination regulations.

The principle issues raised during the review period concerned permanent residency sponsorship criteria and whether proposed revisions would alter current campus practice. Thus, APM 530-13 has been revised to read: "Sponsorship shall be assumed only on behalf of individuals who contribute to the University’s teaching, research, or public service mission.”

APM 530 does not alter current campus policy and practice related to the sponsorship of non-resident and pending permanent resident academic employees. Contact the Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars at (310) 825-1681 for more information.

APM 710-11-a, -b is updated to correct the references from APM 110-14 to APM 110-15 to define faculty members eligible for Paid Medical Leave who do not accrue sick leave.

The revised policies are available online at:

APM 530

APM 710


Carole Goldberg
Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel
Jonathan D. Varat Distinguished Professor of Law