The delegation authorized by this policy is in addition to the delegation by the Board of Governors to the boards of trustees contained in the Appendix to The Code of the University of North Carolina.
 For the purpose of this policy, the term “appoint” means the initial appointment reappointment, or an appointment that constitutes a promotion or a significant change in position responsibilities.
 Throughout this policy, all actions of a board of trustees of a Special Responsibility Constituent Institution to “fix the compensation” of employees are subject to the limitations contained in Sections II and III of this policy; the policies of the Board of Governors; guidelines and regulations established by the president; and institutional plans, policies, and procedures.
 The chancellor may delegate authority only to the executive vice chancellor, provost, chief financial officer/chief business officer, and/or chief human resources officer, or any other director-level or senior officer with responsibility for campus-wide EHRA human resources actions.
 See Section 600.3.1 of the UNC Policy Manual and in particular Section 600.3.1.A.2.
 In order for an institution to have management flexibility for personnel appointments, the institution must be designated and maintain the status of a Special Responsibility Constituent Institution.
 As applied to the North Carolina School of the Arts and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, the terms “tenure policy” or “policy for promotion and tenure,” as used herein, refer to the institution’s policy governing the appointment of faculty.
When used in this policy, the phrase “relevant data” indicates that the institution shall draw comparisons to peer institutions as approved by the Board of Governors. Data from peer institutions will be used when available except in instances in which a campus can demonstrate legitimate labor market differences that justify the use of a supplemental or alternative set of peer institutions.