The Personnel Action Dossier


The Personnel Action Dossier (PAD) is used by personnel, tenure, and promotion committees in making personnel decisions. Originally only tenured faculty going up for promotion or tenure-track faculty seeking reappointment, tenure, and promotion were required to submit a PAD. Directions for the PAD are found in Part X of the Faculty Manual. Many units have now adopted the PAD for reappointment and/or promotion of clinical faculty and fixed-term faculty. Faculty members should consult their unit heads and their personnel committee chairs for guidance. Unit codes (found on the Faculty Senate website at should also be consulted carefully.