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Handbook of Operating Procedures

Welcome to the new Web site for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston ("university") Handbook of Operating Procedures or HOOP. The HOOP contains the official policies for the university.

The Office of Legal Affairs coordinates the editing, review, issuance and archiving of all official university policies contained in the HOOP.

  • Click here to learn what a "university policy" is.
  • Click here to learn what is contained in this website and how to find it.

The university's policies connect the university's mission to the everyday actions of its community, clarify the university's expectations of its individual members, mitigate institutional risk, enhance efficiency and support the university's compliance with laws and regulations.

Announcements & News

If you were redirected here from a HOOP policy with a decimal point, the HOOP was recently reorganized and now reflects new policy numbers. Please refer to the Disposition Table for the new policy number. If you do not recall the old policy number, please refer to the Subject Index and/or the Alphabetical Listing.

Getting Around Our Website

Policy Library

Browse the policies by subject, office, keyword, alphabetically by title, or by policy number.

Policy Development Processes

Step-by-step instructions guide you through development of a policy.

Policy Revision and Maintenance

Instructions to guide you through policy revision and regular policy maintenance.

External Resources

Links to The University of Texas System Board of Regents' Rules and Regulations, The University of Texas System Policies, Texas Statutes, Texas Regulations and Attorney General Opinions.

Disposition Table

A list of all HOOP policies by their previous designation linking you to the policy by its new number and location within the Policy Library.

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