Original Issuance Date: July 1, 2015
Last Revision Date:                

1. Purpose

The purpose of this practice directive is to provide guidance in complying with the Wisconsin’s Open Meetings Law, Wis. Stat. §§ 19.81-19.98 and Public Records and Property, §§ 19.31 to 19.39.

2. Background

Wisconsin’s Open Meetings Law and Public Records Law embody the principle that the public is entitled to the greatest possible information about government affairs.

3. Definitions

Please see SYS 1225, General Terms and Definitions, for a list of general terms and definitions.

4. Practice Directive

The Office of General Counsel’s Legal Topics, Open Meetings Law and Records, provide information and resources on the requirements of these topics.  The Office of General Counsel should be contacted with specific questions on either of these topics.

5. Related Documents

University of Wisconsin System Faculty & UW-Madison General Records Schedule – Human Resources and Related Records

6. History