(Approved by the Executive Director of Health Sciences Administration by authority of Executive Order No. 1)
A temporary or permanent variance from a standard may be requested by any organizational unit. Variances must provide safeguards for employees that are equivalent to or greater than those specified in the state regulations. Requests should be directed to EH&S for a determination of technical validity. A request that appears technically valid will be forwarded to the Attorney General's Division for a determination of whether a legal basis for the request exists. EH&S will assist the Attorney General's Division in developing any such variance applications that are produced. Affected employees must be informed of any variance application submitted, and of their right to apply for a hearing on the application.