Policies

The following are the treasury and investment policies and procedures:

Endowment:

Policies and guidelines governing the investment of the endowments.

The Endowment Management Policy details the University's policy regarding management of the Dalhousie Endowments.  The document also addresses the principles and objectives underlying the policy.

This document provides information on the calculation of spending allotments for both pre-existing and new University endowments.

Spending guidelines.

This document outlines the terms and conditions associated when gift and pledge payments are received prior to the commencement of construction.

Pension Plan

Policies and guidelines governing the investment of the pension trust fund.  Found on the Dalhousie Pension website.

Policies and guidelines governing the investment of the retiree's trust fund.  Found on the Dalhousie Pension website.

This Policy outlines the level of signing authority required for the PTF.

This Policy outlines the level of signing authority required for the RTF.

Treasury Management:

Bank Accounts [PDF - 9 KB]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Handling
[PDF - 13 KB]

 

Petty Cash Policy and Procedures [PDF - 25 KB]

 

 

 

External Debt Policy [PDF - 115 KB]

The purpose of this policy is to set out a mandatory process for opening, maintaining and closing accounts with chartered banks and other financial institutions for Dalhousie University purposes.  This policy applies to all accounts to be used for the benefit of, or in connection with any Dalhousie University program or activity including but not limited to, those related to any faculty, department, unit, committee, project, estimated, initiative, service, conference, venture or undertaking.  This policy applies all such accounts regardless of whether the account is opened under the name "Dalhousie University".

These instructions address the policy and procedures for the custody, safe keeping and accounting for cash received by Dalhousie University. 

To communicate our responsibility for the effective use and security of Dalhousie University's petty cash funds.  This policy informs units and individuals on the use of petty cash, their responsibilities in preventing loss and/or discrepancies in the balance of petty cash fund, and satisfying financial audit requirements through compliance with established procedures.

The purpose of this policy is to provide operating guidelines which will facilitate effective management of Dalhousie's cash balances.

To define responsibilities for the approval of new University external capital debt (borrowing) and reporting thereon and to provide guidelines on the limits of external capital debt incurred by the University.