Pursuant to chapters UWS 8 through 13, and chapter UWS 21, Wisconsin Administrative Code, these policies and procedures apply to all academic staff appointments in the University of Wisconsin System Administration.

Academic Staff Policy

System Administration is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, sexual
orientation, use or non-use of lawful products off the employer's premises during nonworking hours, genetic testing, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, physical disability, mental disability, veterans status, or membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state.

AAEEO Policy

The University of Wisconsin System Administration supports the use of alternative work patterns by full-or part-time employees.

Alternative Work Patterns Policy

UW System Administration is committed to providing a safer environment for its workforce, students and visitors and shall conduct criminal background checks as indicated in the UWSA Employee Criminal Background Check Policy. If you have questions, please review the Guide to Frequently Asked Questions.

Criminal Background Check Policy
Criminal Background Check Policy FAQ

Pursuant to the federal requirements and in keeping with current university policy, all System Administration employees are reminded that UW System rules, policies, and practices prohibit the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing possession or use of controlled substances on all university property and work sites. For more information refer to the UWSA Drug-Free Workplace Policy.

Drug-Free Workplace Federal Requirements
Drug-free Workplace Policy

In the event the Madison area experiences severe weather conditions, the UWSA Inclement Weather Practice should be followed.

Inclement Weather Practice

The University of Wisconsin System Administration prioritizes safety and strives to provide a safe learning environment for everyone. Children come into contact with UW System Administration through various programs and events. Executive Order #54, signed by the Governor on December 19, 2011 requires that all University of Wisconsin System employees report incidents of child abuse and neglect. For more information, refer to the Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect Policy.

Mandatory Reporting Of Child Abuse And Neglect Policy

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin System Administration that qualified individuals with disabilities not be discriminated against because of their disability in regard to job application procedures, hiring, and other terms and conditions of employment. It is further the policy of System Administration to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all aspects of the employment process.

Reasonable Accommodations Policy

The University of Wisconsin uses The Work Number® to provide automated employment and income verifications (VOE) on our employees.  UW System Administration also uses The Work Number service. Each verification request must go through this service. For further information on The Work Number service and as well as information on how to complete a verification request, please see the Verification of Employment and/or Income (Employee) instructions.


The purpose of this notice is to advise all employees of the University of Wisconsin System Administration of the 1983 Wisconsin Act 409, known as the "Whistleblower Law", which provides procedures and protections for state employees who may wish to disclose information about a violation of any state or federal law, rule or regulation; mismanagement or abuse of authority in state and local government; a substantial waste of public funds; or a danger to public health and safety.

Whistleblower Law Notice