R582, Per Diem Compensation for Services

R582-1. Purpose: To authorize a per diem allowance for members in attendance at official meetings of the Board of Regents, the several institutional Boards of Trustees, and the Board of Directors of the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority (other than salaried state employees), and the Student Finance Subcommittee (other than salaried state employees), and to bring such per diem allowances into conformity with general state policy.

R582-2. References

2.1. Utah Code 53B-1-104(12) (Membership of the Board: Compensation)

2.2. Utah Code 53B-2-104(9) (Memberships of Boards of Trustees: Compensation)

2.3. Utah Code 53B-12-101(9) (Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority Designated)

2.4. Utah Code 53B-12-102(2) (UHEAA Board of Directors)

2.5. Utah Code 63A-3-106 (Per Diem Rates for State Officers and Employees)

2.6. Utah Code 63A-3-107 (Travel Expenses of Executive Branch Officers and Employees)

R582-3. Policy

3.1. Per Diem Rates Set by the Board: Per diem rates in effect for all other state boards and commissions are not applicable to Board of Regents and institutional Boards of Trustees members in the System of Higher Education until the Board of Regents takes affirmative action to authorize their application.

3.2. Similar Treatment for Higher Education Boards and Commissions: The public service on higher education boards requires both sacrifice and dedication which should be recognized, pursuant to express legislative intent, by a suitable per diem allowance. Such allowances should be similar to those received by the members of other appointed state boards and commissions.

3.3. Per Diem Rates the Same as Those Set by the State Director of Finance: Per diem rate changes determined by the State Director of Finance for appointed members of state boards and commissions shall automatically be placed in effect for members in attendance at official meetings of the Board of Regents, the several institutional Boards of Trustees, and the Board of Directors of the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority (other than salaried state employees) in accordance with applicable Board policies, as of the effective dates of the Director of Finance’s determinations.

Adopted July 21, 1989, amended May 29, 1998.