December 30, 2003


TO:                   Board of Regents of Higher Education


FROM:              Rod Sundsted

                        Associate Commissioner for Fiscal Affairs


SUBJECT:        Selective Service Policy - ITEM 122-101-R0104

The Legislative Audit Division is currently finalizing the FY02-03 financial compliance audit of the OCHE and the Board of Regents.  One of the findings contained in the report is a recommendation that the board comply with state law by adopting rules to implement compliance with the Military Selective Service Act.  The campuses of the MUS, through financial aid and federal administrative procedures, are in compliance with the Military Selective Service Act.  However, the state statute (20-1-225 MCA) requires that “the regents shall adopt rules to implement this section”.  Adoption of this policy will meet the requirements of this state statute.