Appendix B: Signature Authority Table

According to university's bylaws, only certain individuals are authorized to contractually bind the university: the president, the provost, and the treasurer, or such other person or persons as may be authorized by the Board of Trustees. 
  • The president and provost may execute contracts, faculty appointment letters or other instruments related to the management of the university's academic programs. 
  • The president and treasurer may execute contracts and other instruments as required to conduct the university's business operations.

These officers of the university, in keeping with the terms of the bylaws, may delegate signature authority granted to their offices through delegation memoranda.

This table reflects grants of authority made by the provost and executive vice president and treasurer, to sign documents or bind the university through an agreement of the types described to those persons and positions identified in the table. 

Sub-delegation of the authorities contained in this table is not permitted unless expressly indicated.  Permitted sub-delegations must be made in writing and in accordance with the Contract Process Guidelines.

IMPORTANT INFORMAITON FOR THOSE SEEKING TO EXERCISE SIGNATURE AUTHORITY:  Those who sign external agreement or attempt to bind the university without proper authority may become personally responsible for the agreement and maybe subject to university disciplinary action.

Requests to change the authorities delegated in this table should be directed to the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for academic Affairs or the Office of the Executive Vice President and Treasurer, as appropriate.  General questions concerning the scope of authority may be directed to the Office of General Counsel.  This table will be reviewed annually at the fiscal year.

Abbreviations used in this table:

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Provost
Office of Risk Management Risk
Executive Vice President and Treasurer EVPT
Office of the Chief Research Officer OVPR
Office of Senior Vice President and General Counsel OGC
Vice President for Research VPR

Bylaws of the University

Position/Title with Authority

Source of Authority for Delegation

Document/Contract/Designation Types

Limitations

Sub-delegation

President

Delegated by Board of Trustees per the Bylaws

All contracts and other instruments on behalf of the university and receipts for any type of gift

 

Yes

Executive Vice President and Treasurer

Delegated by Board of Trustees per the Bylaws

Contracts and other instruments as required to conduct the university’s business operations and receipts for any type of gift

 

Yes

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Delegated by Board of Trustees per Bylaws

Contracts, faculty appointment letters, and other instruments related to the management of the university’s academic programs

 

Yes

Agreements related to Academic Programs

Position/Title with Authority

Source of Authority for Delegation

Document/Contract Types

Limitations

Sub-delegation

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Delegated by Board of Trustees per Bylaws

Contracts, faculty appointment letters, and other instruments related to the management of the university’s academic programs

 

Yes

Academic Affairs

Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs

Delegated by Interim Provost per memo dated 01/08/2016

Academic agreements

Does not include faculty appointment letters, document related to faculty or investigator conflicts of interest or commitment, or agreements that involve expenditure of funds by the university.

No

International Programs

 

 

 

Associate Provost for International Programs

Delegated by Provost per memo dated 06/02/2011

Standard agreements related to international student exchange and direct enrollment

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of substantive changes to GW standard agreement; Does not include agreements with transfer of funds except where funds are used to pay tuition, room, and board for GW student or incidentals (i.e., travel and accommodations) that are the responsibility of GW

No

Schools and Academic Departments

 

 

 

Position/Title with Authority

Source of Authority for Delegation

Document/Contract Types

Limitations

Sub-delegation

Dean, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Delegated by Provost per memo dated 03/26/14

 

Affiliation agreements establish the relationship and set the terms by which Columbian College of Arts and Sciences students may participate in internships or externships at other facilities

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements;  Does not include agreements that involve expenditures of university funds or international agreements

No

Dean, Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Delegated by Provost per memo dated 03/10/14

 

Affiliation agreements related to the establishment of academic relationships and which set the terms by which Graduate School of Education and Human Development students may participate in internships or externships at other facilities

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements;  Does not include agreements that involve expenditures of university funds or international agreements

No

Dean, School of Nursing

Delegated by Provost per memo dated 06/14/13

 

Academic affiliation agreements related to clinical training internship or externships

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements;  Does not include agreements that involve expenditures of university funds or international agreements

No

Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Delegated by Provost per memo dated 03/01/17 (signed 2/28/17)

Academic affiliation agreements related to clinical training internships or externships

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements;  Does not include agreements that involve receipt or expenditure of funds by the university or international agreements

Yes, to the senior associate dean for health sciences and to the senior associate dean for m.d. programs

Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences

Delegated by VP of Health Affairs and School of Medicine and Health Sciences Dean per memo dated 03/02/17

Academic affiliation agreements related to health sciences clinical training internships or externships

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements;  Does not include agreements that involve receipt or expenditure of funds by the university or international agreements

No

Senior Associate Dean for M.D. Programs

Delegated by VP of Health Affairs and School of Medicine and Health Sciences Dean per memo dated 03/02/17

Academic affiliation agreements related to medical education clinical training internships or externships

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements;  Does not include agreements that involve receipt or expenditure of funds by the university or international agreements

No

Schools and Academic Departments

 

 

 

Position/Title with Authority

Source of Authority for Delegation

Document/Contract Types

Limitations

Sub-delegation

Dean, School of Public Health and Health Services

Delegated by Provost per memo dated 06/14/13

Academic affiliation agreements related to clinical training internship or externships

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements;  Does not include agreements that involve expenditures of university funds or international agreements

No

Dean, Law School

Delegated by Provost per memo dated 06/16/15

 

Affiliation agreements related to the establishment of academic relationships and which set the terms by which Law School students may participate in internships or externships at other facilities

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements;  Does not include agreements that involve expenditures of university funds or international agreements

No

Dean, College of Professional Studies

Delegated by Provost per memo dated 06/16/15

Affiliation agreements related to the establishment of academic relationships and which set the terms by which CPS students may participate in internships or externships at other facilities

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements;  Does not include agreements that involve expenditures of university funds or international agreements

No

Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Delegated by Provost per memo dated 06/16/15

Affiliation agreements related to the establishment of academic relationships and which set the terms by which SEAS students may participate in internships or externships at other facilities

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements;  Does not include agreements that involve expenditures of university funds or international agreements

No

Schools and Academic Departments

Position/Title with Authority

Source of Authority for Delegation

Document/Contract Types

Limitations

Sub-delegation

Dean, School of Business

Delegated by Provost per memo dated 06/16/15

Affiliation agreements related to the establishment of academic relationships and which set the terms by which School of Business students may participate in internships or externships at other facilities

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements;  Does not include agreements that involve expenditures of university funds or international agreements

No

Agreements related to Business Operations

Position/Title with Authority

Source of Authority for Delegation

Document/Contract Types

Limitations

Sub-delegation

Executive Vice President and Treasurer (EVPT)

Delegated by Board of Trustees per the Bylaws

Contracts and other instruments as required to conduct the university’s business operations and receipts for any type of gift

 

Yes

Transactions for Goods and Services

Deputy Executive Vice President and Treasurer

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 05/07/14

Agreements with financial obligations of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) or less

Must secure OGC and appropriate collateral review and approval of agreements;

No

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 06/18/14

Agreements related to business operations within the Office of the Provost with financial obligations of two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) or less

Must secure OGC and appropriate collateral review and approval of agreements;

Yes, to the vice provost for finance and budget

Vice Provost for Finance and Budget

Subdelegated by Provost per memo dated 06/23/14

Agreements related to business operations within the Office of the Provost with financial obligations of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) or less

Must secure OGC and appropriate collateral review and approval of agreements;

No

Dean of Libraries and Academic Innovation

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 08/10/16

Agreements related to business operations with financial obligations on behalf of the university of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) or less

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of agreements

No

Associate Vice President and Deputy Chief Information Officer for Academic Technology

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 05/04/10

Statements of works or orders made pursuant to an existing master service agreement

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of agreements;

No

 

Transactions for Goods and Services, continued

Position/Title with Authority

Source of Authority for Delegation

Document/Contract Types

Limitations

Sub-delegation

Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 02/26/14

Agreements related to student activities and events under the Division of Student Affairs, including speakers, performers, renal of off-campus space, and other entertainment related services with financial obligations of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) or less

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of agreements

Yes, to the associate dean of students for student admin services with financial obligations of one hundred thousand ($100,000) or less

Associate Dean of Student for Student Administrative Services

Delegated by Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs per memo dated 03/06/14

Agreements related to student activities and events under the Division of Student Affairs, including speakers, performers, renal of off-campus space, and other entertainment related services with financial obligations of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) or less

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of agreements

No

Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 02/13/17 (signed 02/14/17)

Agreements with financial obligations of fifty thousand ($50,000) or less

Must secure OGC and appropriate collateral review(s) and approval(s) of agreements; Does not include: international agreements or agreements and documents processed by OVPR, or agreements with Medical Faculty Associates or GW Hospital

Yes, to the senior associate dean of administration and operations

 

Senior Associate Dean of Administration and Operations

Delegated by VP of Health Affairs and School of Medicine and Health Sciences Dean per memo dated 02/28/17

Agreements with financial obligations of fifty thousand ($50,000) of less

Must secure OGC and appropriate collateral review(s) and approval(s) of agreements; Does not include: international agreements or agreements and documents processed by OVPR, or agreements with Medical Faculty Associates or GW Hospital

No

Transactions for Goods and Services, continued

Position/Title with Authority

Source of Authority for Delegation

Document/Contract Types

Limitations

Sub-delegation

Dean, School of Nursing

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 04/04/17

Agreements with financial obligations of fifty thousand ($50,000) or less

Must secure OGC and  appropriate collateral review(s) and approval(s) of agreements; Does not include: international agreements, or agreements and documents processed by OVPR, or agreements with Medical Faculty Associates or GW Hospital

No

Dean, Milken Institute  School of Public Health

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 04/04/2017

Agreements with financial obligations of fifty thousand ($50,000) or less

Must secure OGC and  appropriate collateral review(s) and approval(s) of agreements; Does not include: international agreements, or agreements and documents processed by OVPR, or agreements with Medical Faculty Associates or GW Hospital

No

Dean, Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 12/12/14 (signed 01/09/15)

Agreements with financial obligations of fifty thousand ($50,000) or less

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of agreements; Does not include: international agreements or agreements and documents processed by OVPR

No

Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 06/20/16

Agreements with financial obligations of fifty thousand ($50,000) or less

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of agreements; Does not include: international agreements or agreements and documents processed by OVPR

No

 

Transactions for Goods and Services, continued

Position/Title with Authority

Source of Authority for Delegation

Document/Contract Types

Limitations

Sub-delegation

Dean, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 12/12/14 (signed 01/09/15)

Agreements with financial obligations of fifty thousand ($50,000) or less

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of agreements; Does not include: international agreements or agreements and documents processed by OVPR

No

Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 12/12/14 (signed 01/09/15)

Agreements with financial obligations of fifty thousand ($50,000) or less

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of agreements; Does not include: international agreements or agreements and documents processed by OVPR

No

Dean, School of Business

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 12/12/14 (signed 01/09/15)

Agreements with financial obligations of fifty thousand ($50,000) or less

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of agreements; Does not include: international agreements or OVPR agreements

No

Dean, Law School

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 12/29/14 (signed 01/09/15)

Agreements with financial obligations of fifty thousand ($50,000) or less

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of agreements; Does not include: international agreements or OVPR agreements

No

Dean, College of Professional Studies

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 12/12/14 (signed 02/27/15)

Agreements with financial obligations of fifty thousand ($50,000) or less

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of agreements; Does not include: international agreements or OVPR agreements

No

Director, George Washington Museum and The Textile Museum

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 8/10/16

Agreements related to museum purchases and loans including agreements for goods and services with financial obligations of ten thousand dollars or less; non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements; and loan agreements with other museums, entities, or individuals with financial obligations of ten thousand dollars or less using the standard template agreement

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements

No

External Relations

Position/Title with Authority

Source of Authority for Delegation

Document/Contract Types

Limitations

Sub-delegation

Vice President for External Relations

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 12/15/15 (signed 12/16/15)

Agreements related to university communications and government relations, including agreements for goods and services with financial obligations of fifty thousand dollars or less; non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements; licenses for the use of university owned registered marks; and location releases permitting filming, photographing, or other types of recordings at or within university property without monetary exchange

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements

No, except for licenses for the use of university owned registered marks may be delegated to the associate vice president, and assistant director, marketing and creative services

Associate Vice President, Marketing and Creative Services

Delegated by VPER per memo dated 1/11/16 (signed 1/14/16)

Agreements related to licenses for the use of university owned registered marks

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements

No

Assistant Director, Marketing and Creative Services

Delegated by VPER per memo dated 1/11/16 (signed 1/14/16)

Agreements related to licenses for the use of university owned registered marks

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements

No

Procurement

Position/Title with Authority

Source of Authority for Delegation

Document/Contract Types

Limitations

Sub-delegation

Executive Director, Procurement

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 05/09/16

Placing orders and executing agreements related to the purchase of goods and services using the university’s standard terms and conditions prepared or pre-approved by OGC

Any changes to the standard terms and conditions must be reviewed and approved by OGC and Risk

Yes, to the assistant director, procurement managers, contract specialists, and transaction specialists within the department of procurement

Executive Director, Procurement

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 01/09/15

Agreements related to procurements made from funds from third-party sponsors through OVPR

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements; 

Yes, to the assistant director, procurement managers, contract specialists, and transaction specialists within the department of procurement

Division of Information Technology

Position/Title with Authority

Source of Authority for Delegation

Document/Contract Types

Limitations

Sub-delegation

Chief Information Officer

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 05/05/2015

Agreements with financial obligations of two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) or less; statements of works or orders made pursuant to an existing master service agreement; non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements; GWapp Licensing Agreement

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of agreements

Yes, to the deputy chief information officer when the CIO is out of the office

Operations

Senior Associate Vice President for Operations

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 03/21/16

  • Contracts for construction and renovation projects, design, and planning, and professional services related thereto, up to $3,000,000
  • Contracts related to goods and services related to operational requirements, up to $500,000
  • Contracts for vendor enrollment in the GWorld Card program up to $500,000
  • Lease administration documents (not leases)
  • Limited notices to proceed (“LNTP”)
  • Real estate tax filings
  • Regulatory filings

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements; 

No

Executive Director and General Manager, Business and Auxiliary Services

Delegate by EVPT per memo dated 03/21/16

Agreements, LNTP, and change orders for related scope with financial obligations of up to fifty thousand ($50,000)

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements; 

No

Operations, continued

Position/Title with Authority

Source of Authority for Delegation

Document/Contract Types

Limitations

Sub-delegation

Executive Director, Facilities Services

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 03/21/16

Agreements, LNTP, and change orders in the normal course of business with financial obligations of  up to two hundred fifty thousand ($250,000)

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements; 

No

Director, Facilities Maintenance

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 03/21/16

Agreements, LNTP, and change orders in the normal course of business with financial obligations of  up to one hundred thousand ($100,000)

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements; 

No

Executive Director, Planning, Development and Construction

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 03/21/16

Agreements, LNTP, and change orders for construction, design, and development related scopes with financial obligations of  up to two hundred fifty thousand ($250,000)

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements; 

No

Director, Construction Project Management

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 03/21/16

Agreements, LNTP, and change orders for construction related scope with financial obligations of  up to one hundred thousand ($100,000)

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements; 

No

Director, Campus Development Management

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 03/21/16

Agreements, LNTP, and change orders for design and development related scope with financial obligations of  up to one hundred thousand ($100,000)

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements; 

No

Operations, continued

Position/Title with Authority

Source of Authority for Delegation

Document/Contract Types

Limitations

Sub-delegation

Director, Campus Planning

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 03/21/16

Agreements, LNTP, and change orders for construction and development related scopes with financial obligations of up to fifty thousand ($50,000)

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements; 

No

Director, Facility Planning and Design Review

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 03/21/16

Agreements, LNTP, and change orders for construction and development related scopes with financial obligations of up to fifty thousand ($50,000)

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements; 

No

Director, Office of Sustainability

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 03/21/16

Agreements, LNTP, and change orders for sustainability related scope with financial obligations of  up to fifty thousand ($50,000)

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements; 

No

Director, Technology and Information Management

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 03/21/16

Agreements, LNTP, and change orders for technology related scope with financial obligations of up to fifty thousand ($50,000)

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements; 

No

Manager, Operation Support Services

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 03/21/16

Agreements, LNTP, and change orders for administrative related scope with financial obligations of  up to twenty-five thousand ($25,000)

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements; 

No

Director, Business Process Management

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 03/21/16

Agreements, LNTP, and change orders for related scope with financial obligations of up to fifty thousand ($50,000)

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements; 

No

Operations, continued

Position/Title with Authority

Source of Authority for Delegation

Document/Contract Types

Limitations

Sub-delegation

Director, Business Integration Group & Senior Advisor

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 03/21/16

Agreements, LNTP, and change orders for related scope with financial obligations of up to fifty thousand ($50,000)

Must secure OGC and Risk review and approval of (i) substantive changes to GW standard agreement; and (ii) all third party agreements; 

No

Finance and Fiscal Management

Position/Title with Authority

Source of Authority for Delegation

Document/Contract Types

Limitations

Sub-delegation

Assistant Vice President, Tax Department

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 05/02/2013

All federal and state tax documents

IRS Form 990 and 990-T; any state or federal tax form that requires signature of a corporate officer

No

Legal

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 02/24/2014 (signed 02/25/2014)

Agreements to engage legal counsel, experts and other professionals relating to lawsuits and legal matters; and settlement agreements associated with pending or potential lawsuits or other claims in amounts not to exceed one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00)

 

Yes, to the deputy general counsel

External Relations

Associate Vice President, Events and Venues, External Relations

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 01/08/10 (signed 01/14/2010)

Agreements related to performances, services, and vendors for sponsored events

Up to $75,000; Must use OGC approved form contract or contract be reviewed and approved by OGC

No

Associate Vice President, Events and Venues, External Relations

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 01/08/10 (signed 01/14/2010)

 

License agreements for the use of event space located on campus by university and non-university parties

Must use OGC approved form contract

Yes, to the Director of Scheduling, Sales and Marketing or the Managing Director of the Marvin Center and University Conferences

Associate Vice President, Events and Venues, External Relations

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 01/08/10 (signed 01/14/2010)

License agreements for the use of Lisner Auditorium by university and non-university parties

Must use OGC approved form contract or contract be reviewed and approved by OGC

No

Athletics

Position/Title with Authority

Source of Authority for Delegation

Document/Contract Types

Limitations

Sub-delegation

Executive Director of Athletics

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 07/24/14 (signed 12/10/14)

Agreements with other schools for the purpose of scheduling athletic contests for the university’s athletic teams and the financial arrangements associated with such contests

 

Yes, to the associate athletics director/ administration

Executive Director of Athletics

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 12/15/15 (signed 12/16/15)

License agreements for the temporary use of university athletic facilities, including the Lerner Health and Wellness Center

Must use OGC approved form contract; must secure OGC review and approval of all agreements for use of the Lerner Health and Wellness Center

Yes, to the senior associate athletics directors /health & wellness; and /student development

Housing Programs

 

 

 

Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 12/29/14 (signed 01/09/15)

License agreements with student and groups related for housing

Must use form contract as approved by OGC; Must consult with OGC and Risk on substantive  changes to standard agreement;

Yes, to the executive director, GW Housing



Agreements related to Research

Office of Vice President for Research

Position/Title with Authority

Source of Authority for Delegation

Document/Contract Types

Limitations

Sub-delegation

Vice President for Research

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 12/22/2014 (signed 01/09/15)

Proposal applications, grant and contract documents related to sponsored research, which are funded by governmental units and third parties

Does not include the procurement of goods or services related to sponsored projects.

Yes, to positions within OVPR necessary to efficiently perform the functions within that office

Office of Entrepreneurship

Director, Office of Entrepreneurship

Delegated by VPR per memo dated 01/12/2012

Confirmatory licenses to the U.S. government, including such licenses issued through the iEdison online system

 

No; in absence of Director authority reverts to VPR

Director, Office of Entrepreneurship

Delegated by EVPT and VPR per memo dated 01/12/2012

Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) related to potential sponsors of research or licensees of university patents

Must use OGC approved form contract or contract be reviewed and approved by OGC

No; in absence of Director authority reverts to VPR

Director, Office of Technology Transfer

Delegated by EVPT and VPR per memo dated 04/29/2013

Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) related to potential sponsors of research or licensees of university patents

Must use OGC approved form contract or contract be reviewed and approved by OGC

No

Agreements related to Gifts

Executive Vice President and Treasurer

Position/Title with Authority

Source of Authority for Delegation

Document/Contract Types

Limitations

Sub-delegation

Executive Vice President and Treasurer (EVPT)

Delegated by Board of Trustees per the Bylaws

Contracts and other instruments as required to conduct the university’s business operations and receipts for any type of gift

 

Yes

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 02/24/2014

Receipts and releases for gifts that are related to bequests, annuity payments, distributions from trusts, or other payments that are subject to probate, surrogate or other court proceedings

 

Yes, to the deputy general counsel

Associate Vice President of Financial Operations

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 03/07/14

Gift annuity contracts with donors, receipts and gift acknowledgements related to donation of gifts to the university, and tax documents related to the reporting of donations and receipts of gifts, including IRS Forms 8282 and 8283

 

No

Dean of Libraries and Academic Innovation

Delegated by EVPT per memo dated 06/20/16

Deeds of gift on behalf of the university for libraries where the value of the gift is five thousand dollars ($5,000) or less

Must use form contract as approved by OGC; Must consult with OGC and Risk on substantive  changes to standard agreement;  Treasury Management must be notified of contract

Yes, to the associate university librarian