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Glossary of Terms and Definitions

Glossary Term: Supervising Authority (relating to Out-of-Scope Senior Appointments)

Definition:

the individual or body to whom the employee directly reports: - In a presidential search, the Board of Governors is both the supervising and appointing authority; - In a vice-presidential search, the President is supervising authority and the Board of Governors is the appointing authority; - In a University Secretary search, the President is the supervising authority and the Board of Governors is the appointing authority; - In a senior administrative search, the applicable Vice-President is both the supervising and appointing authority; - In a decanal or equivalent search (with the exception of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research), the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) is the supervising authority and the President is the appointing authority; - In a Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research search, the Vice-President (Research) is the supervising authority and the President is the appointing authority; and - In an associate decanal or equivalent search, the relevant Dean or equivalent is the supervising authority and the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) is the appointing authority.
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