Policy Development Process

Our Administrative Policy Development page contains the institution distribution schedule, describes the policy prioritization and development processes, and provides contact information for policy questions.

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In the policy tables below, the “under review” icon denotes that the policy is being substantively revised and is either under review by the relevant UWSA policy committee or the UW institutions, or is undergoing final revisions by the policy owner in response to feedback.

SYSPolicyFormer Policy NumberLast Revised DateUnder Revision
1200- Interim 11Interim: Furlough Policy-August 4, 2023

SYSPolicyFormer Policy NumberLast Revised DateUnder Revision
102Policy on University of Wisconsin System Array Management: Program Planning, Delivery, Review, and ReportingACIS 1.0September 21, 2023
102.ANew Academic Degree Programs, Changes to Academic Degree Programs, and Additional SYS 102 Items-September 17, 2023
110Criteria and Approval of Wisconsin Technical College Liberal Arts and Pre-professional Transfer ProgramsACIS 1.2August 31, 2021
115Associate Degree StandardsACIS 1.3May 3, 2021
120UW System Policy Regarding Offering On-Site Undergraduate and Graduate and Other Instruction ProgramsACIS 2.0December 20, 2022
121Professional Licensure Programs: Determining Student Location-June 30, 2020
125Maintaining Continuity of Extension, Statewide Outreach and Public Service Following the 2017 University of Wisconsin System RestructureACIS 5.1June 16, 2020
125.AAdministrative Guidelines For UW System Implementation Of Regent Policy On Integration Between UW-Extension And The UW InstitutionsACIS 5.0March 1983
127Identification of the Extension Function in the University of Wisconsin SystemACIS 5.3June 16, 2020
130Programming For The Non-Traditional Market In The UW SystemACIS 5.4June 16, 2020
135UW System Undergraduate Transfer PolicyACIS 6.0December 22, 2023
135.AGuaranteed Transfer-September 1, 2020
136Required Disclosures for Participation in Certain UW System Services and Programs-November 11, 2022
138Award of Credit by Prior Learning Assessment-August 18, 2021
138.AAward of Credit by Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Procedure-August 13, 2021
140UW System Templates For Articulation Agreements Between UW System Institutions And WTCS DistrictsACIS 6.2December 18, 2018
145Development and Operation of Off-Campus International and Study Away Educational Programs for University of Wisconsin System StudentsACIS 7.1May 3, 2021
145.AUniversity of Wisconsin System Uniform Statement of Responsibility, Release, and Authorization to Participate in Study Abroad and Exchange ProgramsACIS 7.1October 1999
146University of Wisconsin System Faculty and Academic Staff for Study Abroad and Study AwayACIS 7.2January 12, 2021
147Admission and Delivery of Services to International Students and for the Employment and Delivery of Services to International Faculty and Academic Staff at UW InstitutionsACIS 7.3April 2008
148Development and Operation of Contractual Training and Sponsored Students ProgramsACIS 7.4December 9, 2019
155Faculty Development and Renewal – The 1970’s and BeyondACPS 3.0September 28, 2021
156Guidelines for Faculty Retraining, Renewal, and DevelopmentACPS 3.1June 1991
157Faculty Development and Renewal – A System Policy for Faculty Transfer and ExchangeACPS 3.2September 28, 2021
160Faculty Sabbatical ProgramACPS 3.3January 12, 2021
160.BSabbatical Leave Agreement FormACPS 3.3Summer 2003
165The Academic CalendarACPS 4.0November 9, 2022
170Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant ProgramACPS 5.1September 10, 2018
175Accreditation Visits and ReportsG24January 15, 2020
175.AAccreditation Visits and Reports Procedure-November 5, 2020
180Child Care CentersG38November 11, 2022
185Awarding of UW System Credit in Wisconsin SchoolsG36June 22, 2023
185.AProcedure for Awarding of UW System Credit in Wisconsin Schools-June 22, 2023

The UW System Administrative policies related to Human Resources apply to all institutions. However, effective July 1, 2015 two separate personnel systems were implemented per Wis. Stat. § 36.115 for the UW System: One for UW-Madison (HR Design) and one for the rest of the UW System (University Personnel System). On July 15, 2019, the University Personnel System was integrated into the UW System Administrative Policies and Procedures (SYS) set as the SYS 1200 series. They can be found below. Individuals should consult the appropriate website for other human resources policies.

SYSPolicyFormer Policy NumberLast Revised DateUnder Revision
205Employment of Student HelpG18June 7, 2022
206Student FICA ExemptionsG18AJune 7, 2022
210Educational Assistance for Faculty & StaffG25May 6, 2019
215Payment and Methods for PayrollG32June 30, 2023
220Affirmative Action Data CollectionG41February 26, 2020
230Salary & Fringe Benefit CalculationsF29December 22, 2021
236Utilization of Independent Contractors-September 2, 2022
237Utilization of Borrowed Employees/Employee Interchange Agreements-January 12, 2021
238Payments to Nonresident Aliens-December 1, 2023
240Relocation (Household Moves) and Temporary or Indefinite Work AssignmentsF19September 20, 2022

SYSPolicyFormer Policy NumberLast Revised DateUnder Revision
304Fiscal MisconductF16November 11, 2022
304.AFiscal Misconduct: Reporting and Review Process-November 11, 2022
306Accounting and Budget ControlG7November 11, 2022
308Budget TransfersF5November 11, 2022
308.ABudget Transfer Process-November 11, 2022
310BankingF38November 11, 2022
312Official FunctionsF6November 11, 2022
314Financial Management of Auxiliary OperationsF43June 18, 1999
316Auxiliary Enterprises Support Services ChargebacksF42January 20, 2009
318Charging fuels and utilities – Auxiliary EnterprisesG3November 11, 2022
320Internal Services ChargebacksF24April 1998
322Physical Plant Service ChargebacksF25November 11, 2022
323Maintenance Repair and Operations Inventory-July 20, 2018
324Interinstitutional Financial TransactionsF18November 11, 2022
324.AProcedures for Interinstitutional Transactions-November 11, 2022
326Collections and Write-OffsF39December 20, 2022
328MembershipsF34November 11, 2022
330Prizes, Awards, and GiftsF46November 11, 2022
334Accountability for Capital EquipmentF33November 15, 2022
335Deaccessioning of Works of Art and Historical Treasures-October 3, 2022
336Sales & Use TaxF2November 14, 2023
338Systemwide, Regional, or Inter-institutional Facilities and Service CentersG23November 11, 2022
342Extramural Support AdministrationG2March 29, 2023
344Extramural support for Instructional ProgramsF22November 11, 2022
350Payment Card Compliance Policy-May 3, 2021
351Purchasing Card Compliance Policy-January 10, 2024
351.APurchasing Card Procedure-January 10, 2024
363Change Requests of Bank and Contact Information-March 29, 2023
363.ASFS Change Requests of Bank and Contact Information-November 11, 2022
363.BHRS Change Requests of Bank and Contact Information for Employees-November 11, 2022
399Miscellaneous Financial Administration Procedures-
399.1Storage of Supporting Documentation for Financial Transactions-November 11, 2022
399.2Cost-Benefit Reporting-November 11, 2022

SYSPolicyFormer Policy NumberLast Revised DateUnder Revision
510Sharing Services/ProductsG11December 20, 2022
515Vendor-Sponsored Education ProgramsF30July 12, 1999
520Board of Regents Procurement Authority-October 15, 2019
521Authority to Sign Procurement Contracts in the UW System-March 21, 2023
521.AProcurement: Simplified and Sealed Bidding-October 15, 2019
521.BProcurement: Request for Proposal-October 15, 2019
522Exclusions from a Competitive Procurement-October 4, 2023
523Emergency Procurements-April 20, 2023
525Procurement: Contract Thresholds-October 15, 2019
530Procurement: Prohibited Contract Types-October 15, 2019
532Procurement: Unauthorized Contracts-October 15, 2019
534Procurement Disputes-October 15, 2019
534.AProcurement: Dispute Process-November 11, 2022
535Public Records and Procurement Contracts-October 15, 2019
540Non-Competitive Procurement Contracts-April 20, 2023
545Procurement: Consortiums and Collective Purchasing-October 15, 2019

SYSPolicyFormer Policy NumberLast Revised DateUnder Revision
705Carrying Weapons or Firearms at University of Wisconsin institutionsG51December 9, 2019

SYSPolicyFormer Policy NumberLast Revised DateUnder Revision
805Tuition and Fee Policies for Credit InstructionF44November 13, 2023
807Medical Withdrawal Policy-January 19, 2021
810Study Abroad & Study Away ProgramsF45June 8, 2021
820Segregated University FeesF50November 11, 2022
822Student Services FundingG15November 11, 2022
825Special Course FeesG29November 7, 2022
830Cooperative Educational Fee SchedulesG30November 11, 2022
835Summer Short CoursesG35November 11, 2022

SYSPolicyFormer Policy NumberLast Revised DateUnder Revision
905Maintenance of University-owned ResidencesG21October 29, 1975
910Leasing-March 11, 2021
910.ALeasing Process-January 26, 2018
915Financing for UW Managed Capital Projects-May 1, 2019
920Standards Manual for UW Managed Capital Projects-March 29, 2023
999Miscellaneous Capital Planning & Budget Procedures-
999.AAcquisition of Real Property Process-May 17, 2018
999.BSale of Real Property Process-May 17, 2018

SYSPolicyFormer Policy NumberLast Revised DateUnder Revision
1000Information Security: General Terms and Definitions-January 19, 2023
1030Information Security: Authentication-March 11, 2021
1030.AInformation Security: Authentication Standard-March 2, 2022
1031Information Security: Data Classification and Protection-November 13, 2020
1031.AInformation Security: Data Classification-March 2, 2022
1031.BInformation Security: Data Protections-November 13, 2020
1032Information Security: Awareness-July 14, 2021
1033Information Security: Incident Response-November 11, 2022
1035Information Security: IT Asset Management-April 11, 2023
1035.AInformation Security: IT Asset Management Standard-April 11, 2023
1036Information Security: Endpoint Protection-January 19, 2023
1036.AInformation Security: Endpoint Protection Standard-February 17, 2022
1037Information Security: IT Disaster Recovery-March 8, 2022
1038Information Security: Network Protection-January 19, 2023
1038.AInformation Security: Network Protection Standard-January 19, 2023
1039Information Security: Risk Management-November 11, 2022
1039.AInformation Security: Risk Management Procedure-March 2, 2022
1039.BInformation Security: Notification of Risk Acceptance-March 25, 2021
1040Information Security: Privacy Policy-February 24, 2023
1040.AInformation Security: Privacy Procedure-February 24, 2023
1041Information Security: Logging and Monitoring-March 8, 2022
1042Information Security: Threat and Vulnerability Management-March 8, 2022
1042.AInformation Security: Threat and Vulnerability Management Standard-March 2, 2022

The UW System Administrative Policies and Procedures (SYS) related to the University Personnel System (UPS) apply to all UW institutions other than UW-Madison. The UPS policies were integrated into the SYS policy series on July 15, 2019. No substantive changes were made during the integration.

Practice Directives are housed on the UW System Office of Human Resources’ website and can be found here. Practice Directives may have been UPS policies, appendices or other tools intended to be used as a reference point informing practice at institutions. The UW System Office of Human Resources will update them periodically.

SYSPolicyFormer Policy NumberLast Revised DateUnder Revision
1200- Interim 11Interim: Furlough Policy-August 4, 2023
1202Equal Employment OpportunityEEO 2September 23, 2022
1203Employment of VeteransEEO 3July 30, 2018
1210Vacation, Paid Leave Banks, and Vacation Cash PayoutsBN1May 23, 2023
1211Personal Holiday and Legal Holiday AdministrationBN 2February 24, 2023
1212Sick LeaveBN 3October 13, 2022
1213Wisconsin and Federal Family and Medical Leave ActsBN 4August 21, 2023
1214Catastrophic Leave ProgramBN 5August 24, 2022
1215Paid Leave of Absence for Bone Marrow and Human Organ DonationBN 6July 1, 2015
1216Miscellaneous Leave Provisions – Jury Duty, Voting, Election Official, Hostage Leave, and Leave Usage upon Death of Family MemberBN 7August 12, 2019
1217Non-Medical Leaves of AbsenceBN 8August 5, 2021
1218Military LeaveBN 9July 1, 2015
1219Continuous ServiceBN 12July 1, 2015
1220Postdoc Absence with Pay and Legal Holidays-September 16, 2022
1225General Terms and DefinitionsGen 0April 14, 2023
1227Standard Office Hours, Legal Holidays and Other UW System Institution ClosuresGen 2July 1, 2015
1228Telecommuting-May 17, 2021
1229Rehired AnnuitantsGEN 10July 1, 2015
1230Workplace SafetyGEN 11July 1, 2015
1231Hazardous Employment BenefitsGEN 12July 1, 2015
1232Layoff for Reasons of Budget or ProgramGEN 13July 1, 2015
1233Grievance ProceduresGEN 14July 1, 2015
1235Inclement Weather/Emergency ConditionsGEN 15July 1, 2015
1237Student EmploymentGEN 20June 7, 2022
1238Crafts WorkersGEN 21December 22, 2021
1240Job-Related Coursework and TrainingGEN 23July 1, 2015
1241Complaint ProceduresGEN 24July 1, 2015
1242Payment of LicensesGEN 25February 14, 2017
1244Summer Prepay Deductions and Summer Session Benefits EligibilityGEN 30October 21, 2022
1245Personal Internet Account AccessGEN 32July 1, 2015
1250Job SecurityHR 1September 28, 2021
1251Appointment Terms and Designation of PositionsHR 2July 1, 2015
1253FLSA DesignationHR 4April 2, 2018
1254Performance ManagementHR 5January 23, 2023
1255Teaching Assistants Selection, Training, and EvaluationHR 6July 1, 2015
1256University Staff Temporary & Project AppointmentsHR 7August 12, 2022
1257Title ChangeHR 8December 4, 2023
1259I-9 VerificationHR 11April 2, 2018
1260Health Insurance Marketplace Notice DistributionHR 12July 17, 2018
1261Personnel FilesHR 13January 1, 2019
1262Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining ProceduresHR 14April 2, 2018
1270Optional General Payroll DeductionsPY 2November 11, 2022
1275Recruitment PoliciesTC 1December 21, 2022
1277CompensationTC 3April 18, 2023
1277.ACompensation: Extraordinary Salary Ranges-December 27, 2019
1277.BCompensation: Merit Pay-February 14, 2023
1277.CCompensation: Recruitment Bonus-December 27, 2022
1278UW System Pay Plan Distribution Framework for University WorkforceTC 4May 2, 2023
1285Transition of Classified Staff to University StaffTR 1July 1, 2015
1286Effect on WRS Service, Accrued Leave & Continuous Service When Moving To and From UW System Institutions or AgenciesTR 2July 1, 2015
1287Voluntary Reassignment of Certain Current University Staff to Academic Staff PositionsTR 3December 4, 2023
1288Reinstatement of Employment Privileges Under Wis. Stat. § 36.115(6)TR 4July 1, 2015
1290Code of EthicsWE 1October 5, 2020
1292Workplace Conduct ExpectationsWE 3July 1, 2015
1293Mandatory Employee Training-August 21, 2023
1294Workplace Bullying-September 5, 2023

SYSPolicyFormer Policy NumberLast Revised DateUnder Revision
1305Computer Software OwnershipG10/SYS 190October 21, 1985
1310Copyrightable Instructions Materials Ownership, Use, and ControlG27/SYS 191November 24, 1997
1315Patents and InventionsG34/SYS 346May 24, 2023