Policy Documents


The 2011-13 biennial budget (2011 Wisconsin Act 32) created Wis. Stat. § 36.115, authorizing and directing the development of university personnel systems separate and distinct from the personnel system under Chapter 230 of the Wisconsin Statutes. In order to accomplish the intent of Wis. Stat. § 36.115 the Board of Regents adopted the following set of policies with an effective date of July 1, 2015 as the foundation for University Personnel Systems and HR Design. 


Regent Policy Document on University Personnel Systems pdf : Establish with the Board the authority to administer the personnel systems for all UW System institutions and their employees under Wis. Stat. § 36.115

Regent Policy Document on University Staff Governance pdf : Establish University Staff shared governance which authorizes the University Staff of each UW System institution to structure themselves in a manner they determine and to select representatives to participate in institutional governance

Regent Policy Document on Code of Ethics pdf : Establish a single Codes of Ethics for all employees which adds coverage of university staff in a Code of Ethics adapted from Wis. Admin. Code Chapter ER-MRS 24 for Classified Staff in state agencies and confirms the continued application of Wis. Admin.  Code Chapter UWS 8, Unclassified Staff Code of Ethics for faculty, academic staff, and limited appointees, except those who are “state public officials” subject to Subchapter III of Wis. Stat. Chapter 19

Next Steps

Regent Policy Documents, listed above, will be effective July 1, 2015.