FAQ

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Who does the University's Office of Legal Counsel represent? - Display

The Office of Legal Counsel represents the interests of the University of Central Oklahoma by providing legal consultation, advice and representation to the University, those employees who have legal concerns or issues as a result of actions they have taken or are considering while working within the scope of his or her employment. 

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If I receive a subpoena, who do I contact? - Display

If its a subpoena related to University business you should immediately contact the Office of Legal Counsel. An electronic version may be emailed to LKozlowski@uco.edu or bsmith1@uco.edu .

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Can I obtain personal legal advice and services from the office of legal counsel? - Display

The office does not provide personal legal advice. If personal legal advice is needed, it can be obtained from the employee's personal lawyer or Legal Aid of Western Oklahoma.

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How do I make a public records request? - Display

Public records requests should be made in writing and mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Office of Legal Counsel. There is a form available HERE

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If I receive a request for records, who do I contact? - Display

You should immediately contact the Office of Legal Counsel so the request may be responded to on a timely basis. An electronic version may be emailed to LKozlowski@uco.edu or bsmith1@uco.edu 

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Does the university have general liability insurance for claims of loss or damage? - Display

Yes. The University's liability is governed and limited by the Oklahoma Governmental Tort Claim Act. UCO is self insured through the Oklahoma office of State Risk Management. However, additional coverages are ocassionally necessary on a case by case basis. Contact the risk manager, Kathy Gradnigo at (405) 974-5994 for further information.

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Who has authority to sign contracts on behalf of the university? - Display

The Board Of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma has granted contracting authority for the University to the President. The President has further delegated authority to certain University officials to ensure the efficient operation of UCO. Please refer to the Purchasing website HERE for more details.
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How do I get permission to use the UCO name, trademarks or logos? - Display

The University enforces its intellectual property rights under federal and state law in and to all trademarks and logos and in all documents written or prepared on its behalf. Please contact the Office of University Communications. For further information click HERE.
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I received a Summons to appear for jury duty, What do i need to do? - Display

You should notify your supervisor and also Human Resources. State law and University policy provide leave time for jury duty, but UCO must be notified in advance of the need for time off from work due to jury duty. Click HERE for more information. 

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I have a contract with a third party vendor that needs review. What do I do? - Display

Under state law, contracts should not be signed until funds have been encumbered by the state agency. If your contract requires outgoing payment, submit your contract to purchasing with requisition and other supporting documentation. If your contract requires a subscription to online services contact IT. If you are receiving funds or are drafting a contract or an agreement and require assistance with meeting the terms and conditions of the contract, contact the legal office.

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I have a University related legal question. What do I do? - Display

Please set an appointment and visit the legal office to discuss this issue.
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If I am sued as a result of my work at UCO, do I have insurance and will I have a lawyer? - Display

If the law suit is work related, and you were acting within the scope of your employment, the University will provide an attorney to represent you. The University or State Risk Management will cover any judgement that might be awarded under appropriate circumstances.
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