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Employee handbook

The Employee Handbook is an important document intended to help you become acquainted with the University of Wisconsin−La Crosse. This document is intended to provide guidelines and general descriptions only; it is not the final word in all cases. Individual circumstances may call for individual attention.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) addresses a number of concerns that can interrupt peace in our lives.  This service provides help for people facing marital or family problems and emotional struggles.  All of us deal with stress and the challenge of coping effectively in today’s complex world.  When stress mounts it can interfere with our relationships, functioning, and even our health.

Employees and their family members are provided with up to five free counseling sessions per year through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP). 

University Staff workplace expectations

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse prides itself in hiring the best and the brightest. 

We believe that all employees want to do their best jobs for the good of the institution.

We also recognized that everyone appreciates direction with clear expectations for performance and behaviors. To clarify this, UWL and the University Staff Council have outlined expectations of appropriate performance and behavior expected from University Staff employees.

Unclassified personnel rules 

Unclassified Personnel Rules are a portion of the Wisconsin Administrative Code specific to the University of Wisconsin System which is indicated by UWS. Further definition specific to UW-La Crosse is indicated by UWL. The Unclassified Personnel rules apply to faculty, instructional academic staff, non-instructional academic staff and limited appointees and do not include university staff.

Office of Affirmative Action

The mission of the Office of Affirmative Action is to foster and support a campus environment that is diverse, inclusive, and free of discrimination and harassment.

Violence prevention

At UWL we recognize that violence in any form can interfere with the work and learning taking place in our community.  Often, someone who experiences a sexual assault, stalking, or violence or abuse in a relationship, may find that they have difficulty focusing on work or on their studies.  The Student Life Violence Prevention Specialist is available to assist you with advocacy, information, and support, so that you can make informed choices about the options available to you in these situations.  Services are free, confidential, and available to all UWL students, faculty, and/or staff members.

Sexual harassment (Title IX)

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is committed to providing an educational, program, activity, and workplace environment that is inclusive and free of discrimination, discriminatory harassment (including sexual harassment), sexual misconduct, and retaliation, and to the prompt and equitable investigation and resolution of all complaints thereof.

Employee relations contacts

Kathy Accola Profile of Kathy Accola
Employee Relations Specialist
kaccola@uwlax.edu
608.785.8528
Specialty areas:

Initial contact for Faculty, Instructional / Non-Instructional Academic Staff and University Staff, with questions and concerns regarding employee relations. Guided by Federal and State laws, UW System policies and UWL policies, will work collaboratively to seek resolution.