The Catholic University of America

Associate General Counsel

Federal Laws

Sexual Assault Victim Bill of Rights

Summary of the Law: The sexual assault provisions of the Campus Security Act require each institution of higher education to distribute as part of the Campus Security Report, a statement regarding the campus sexual assault prevention programs, the procedures following sex offenses, education programs aimed at preventing sex offenses, possible sanctions imposed for sex offenses, procedures for on-campus disciplinary action in cases of alleged sexual assault, notification of on- and off-campus counseling, mental health or other student services for victims of sex offenses, and notification to students that the institution will change a victim's academic and living situations after an alleged sex offense and the options for those changes.

Responsibilities: The AGC is responsible for ensuring that a Sexual Assault Response Protocol is in place, and assists with the Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Program. Primary responsibility for this program rests with The Dean of Students.

Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 42 U.S.C. 5801 et seq
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 10 C.F.R. Chapter 1

NRC Decommissioning Plan must be reviewed and kept current. See 10 CFR 50.75 on Reporting and Recordkeeping for decommissioning planning. AGC responsibility is to review trust and pledge agreement. Next check November 2010.

Bayh Dole, 35 USC 200 et seq
Summary of the Law: Establishes a uniform policy for the disposition and licensing of rights to patentable inventions discovered in the course of federally-funded research. The definition of a subject invention is intellectual property that is either conceived or first actually reduced to practice in performance of a government-funded project. This Act gives grantee/contractor organizations first rights to title of a subject invention stemming from federally-funded research, provided the federal funding agency is notified of the invention within 60 days, receives a nonexclusive, nontransferable, irrevocable, paid-up license to practice the invention, the federal agency support is acknowledged in any related patent application, and commercialization is actively pursued. In certain instances, the university may retain title to inventions made with the assistance of federal funding.

Responsibilties: The Associate Provost for Research oversees patent license compliance for meeting due diligence and ensures that all professors that have inventions made with federal funds report to university so that university can give requisite notice to federal funding agency. The Associate General Counsel is responsible for periodic auditing in this area.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Summary of the Law: Prohibits gender discrimination in any educational program or activity that receives federal funds.
Responsibilties: The Associate General Counsel provides training for RA's on sexual harassment prevention policy. (August of each year)

Resources

Sexual Harassment Prevention Tutorial

Sexual Harassment Law and Liability

NRC Decommissioning Process

Policies Related to AGC Responsibilities

Sexual Assault
Sexual Harassment

Patent Policy

Employee Indemnification

Private Use of University Facilities

Policy on Policies

Copyright Policy

Mandatory Medicare Reporting

links checked and updated 07/29/10 TOL