June Policy Distribution Reminder

As a reminder, the June 2023 institution policy distribution includes one (1) new policy and one (1) revised policy.

One (1) new policy:

  • SYS 1294, Workplace Bullying

One (1) revised policy:

  • SYS 1213, Wisconsin and Federal Family Medical Leave Acts

Please submit your feedback by Friday, July 14, 2023.

Click on the links above to view the drafts and ensure that your feedback is captured for review during the post-comment period. Comments can include attachments, including word documents and PDFs.

Please find summaries of the items below.


DRAFT NEW POLICY

SYS 1294, Workplace Bullying

This is a new policy, designed to clarify certain prohibited conduct under the category of workplace bullying.  It was developed to define “bullying” for purposes of NIH reporting requirements, and to expand upon the general work rule “Be Fair and Respectful to Others” published in SYS 1292, Workplace Conduct Expectations.


DRAFT REVISED POLICY

SYS 1213, Wisconsin and Federal Family Medical Leave Acts

  • This revision makes minor format changes to bring the policy into compliance with current policy format requirements.
    • In section 6.C.IV, added a clarifying note codifying the past practice in the case of two spouses who are both employed by the UW System.  In this circumstance, although federal code allows some employers to limit the total leave to 12 weeks split between the spouses, Wisconsin Fair Employment Law prohibits discrimination on the basis of marital status, and the state Office of Personnel Management has determined that for state employees, this means that state agencies may not take advantage of this spousal restriction.
    • Added section 2, Responsible UW System Officer, Section 3, Scope and Institutional Responsibilities, and Section 9, Scheduled Review Date, to match the current SYS policy template.
    • In Section 6, updated the numbering scheme to match the current SYS policy template.

Interim Policy Action Approvals

On June 30, 2023, President Rothman approved two new UW System Administrative interim policy action waivers:

For more details on the purpose and provisions of these interim policy actions, see the summaries below.


SYS 100-07, Interim: UW System Undergraduate Transfer Policy Amendment

This interim policy action will expire on December 31, 2023.

  • The purpose of this interim policy is to amend SYS 135, UW System Undergraduate Transfer Policy to comply with the recent Supreme Court decisions in Students for Fair Admissions v. the University of North Carolina and Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard University.
  • Following these decisions, this interim waiver removes the mention of membership in an historically underrepresented racial or ethnic group for consideration from this System Administrative Policy until a full revision of the policy can be completed in the fall of 2023.

SYS 100-08, Interim: Recruitment/Retention of Students Policy Amendment

This interim policy action will expire on December 31, 2023.

  • The purpose of this interim policy is to amend SYS 171, Recruitment/Retention of Students to comply with the recent Supreme Court decisions in Students for Fair Admissions v. the University of North Carolina and Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard University.
  • Following these decisions, this interim waiver removes the mention of minority status for consideration from this System Administrative Policy until a full revision of policy can be completed in the fall of 2023.

June Policy Action Summary

Please find below the June Policy Action Summary. It details policy work completed between May 29 and July 7, 2023. There were two (2) new UW System Administrative interim policy action waivers, two (2) revised UW System Administrative policies, and one (1) new UW System Administrative procedure.

New Interim Policy Action Waivers

Revised Policies

New Procedure

*denotes first notice of the policy approval

June Policy Action Summary pdf