JULY POLICY DISTRIBUTION UPDATE

It has come to our attention that the link sent out in Friday’s distribution is no longer directing users to the proper policy page. We are working with our web team to identify and resolve the issue. In the interim, please use the following link to directly access SYS 250, Residence in System-Owned Property for review and feedback by August 7, 2020:

https://www.wisconsin.edu/uw-policies/uw-system-administrative-policies/residence-in-system-owned-property/

Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused!


INTERIM REGENT POLICY DOCUMENT WAIVER APPROVAL

On July 27, 2020, Interim President Thompson approved Interim Regent Policy Document Wavier #05, UW System Freshman Admissions Policy ACT/SAT Requirements Waiver for UW-Madison.

This interim policy action will expire on December 31, 2020.

Please see a detailed summary of the interim policy action below:

Interim Regent Policy Document Wavier #05, UW System Freshman Admissions Policy ACT/SAT Requirements Waiver for UW-Madison

This policy is effective as of July 23, 2020. It will expire on December 31, 2020.

Summary of Interim Policy Action

  • This interim policy action temporarily suspends Sections I.C. and II.B. of Regent Policy Document (RPD) 7-3, University of Wisconsin System Freshman Admissions Policy,that require applicants who seek to be entering freshman at UW institutions to submit ACT or SAT scores to the UW institutions.
    • This interim policy action permits the admissions office at UW-Madison to process these applications without requiring the submission of ACT or SAT test scores.
    • This interim policy action will expire on December 31, 2020.

Affected Areas on Campuses

  • The suspension of this requirement applies to all freshman applications to UW-Madison, through December 31, 2020.  (UW-Madison intends to seek Board of Regents approval for a formal waiver ofRPD 7-3 beyond December 31, 2020.)

Campus Implementation

  • The implementation of this policy will be carried out by the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at UW-Madison.

Additional Communication

  • Further communication will be provided prior to the expiration of this interim policy action.

INTERIM SYS POLICY ACTION APPROVALS

On July 27, 2020, Interim President Thompson approved SYS 100-04, Interim: Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant Program Requirements Waiver Extension (Summer 2020- Summer 2021). This interim policy action is a continuation of the waiver from SYS 100-02, Interim: Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant Program Requirements Waiver that covered the spring semester of 2020. It will expire on August 31, 2021.

On July 27, 2020, Interim President Thompson also approved SYS 200-02, Interim: Salary Advances for Furloughed Employees. This interim policy action will expire on June 30, 2021.

Please see a detailed summary of the interim policy actions below:

SYS 100-04, Interim: Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant Program Requirements Wavier Extension (Summer 2020- Summer 2021)

This policy will be effective as of June 1, 2020. It will expire on August 31, 2021.

Summary of Policy and Policy Revisions

  • This interim policy action temporarily waives portions ofSYS 170, Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant Program, specifically sections 6.f and 6.g.
    • This waiver shall apply with regard to student enrollment activity during the summer 2020, fall 2020, spring 2021, and summer 2021 semesters as it pertains to current or future eligibility for, or enrollment in, the Lawton program.
      • A prior interim policy action,SYS 100-02, covered spring 2020 semester with respect to this issue.
    • It waives the requirement for initial eligibility (6. f.) requiring students to, “enroll for at least twenty-four credits per academic year”, and
    • It also waives the requirement for renewal awards (6.g.) requiring students to, “enroll in and complete at least twenty-four credits per academic year.”

Affected Areas on Campuses

  • This interim policy action applies to students at UW institutions who are initially eligible for the Lawton Undergraduate Minority Grant Program, or who are currently participating in the program and seeking to renew their participation during summer 2020, fall 2020, spring 2021, or summer 2021 semesters.

Campus Implementation

  • Campuses must adhere to the provisions of this interim policy action.

Additional Communication

  • Further communication will be provided prior to the expiration of this interim policy action.

SYS 200-02, Interim: Salary Advances for Furloughed Employees

This interim policy action will be effective upon approval. It will expire on June 30, 2021.

Summary of Interim Policy Action

  • This interim policy action amends SYS 230, Salary & Fringe Benefit Calculations, Section 6.Gand empowers local institutions to temporarily expand the use of this existing policy to cover employees serving qualifying consecutive day furloughs under SYS 1200-04, Interim: Furlough.
    • Advances of up to one month’s gross pay may be granted to employees paid on a monthly basis, and up to two normal payroll period’s gross pay for employees who are paid biweekly.
    • The amount of the advance may not exceed $9,999.00.
    • A repayment agreement must be signed by the employee prior to the advance being made.
    • Salary advances are to be repaid in full via payroll reduction from the employee’s regular payroll payment in accordance with the employee’s agreed repayment schedule.  If an employee leaves the institution before the advance is repaid, the institution is authorized to take the full amount from the last payroll check or collect from the employee.
  • The interim amendment to this policy expires onJune 30, 2021.

Affected Areas on Campuses

  • This policy applies to the following UW System employees: Faculty, Academic Staff, University Staff, Limited Appointees, Employees-In-Training, Graduate Assistants (Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants and Program Assistants), and Temporary Employees.
  • Student hourly employees are not included in this policy.
  • UW-Madison employees are not included in this policy.

Campus Implementation

  • Campuses are not obligated to provide salary advances; however, if they choose to they must adhere to the provisions of this interim policy action.
  • This interim policy action does not preclude an institution from setting up a loan program for furloughed employees in lieu of, or in addition to, this salary advance policy.

Additional Communication