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Policies and procedures

A page within Human Resources

The University of Wisconsin System and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are governed by policies created by the State of Wisconsin, the Board of Regents of the UW System, and Institutional Policies. Please use the links below to explore each area that has developed policies that affect our employees. For an overview of policies at UWL, visit the Employee Handbook page. 

UW System policies

Wisconsin State Administrative Code

These rules were promulgated in accordance with the rulemaking authority vested in the Board of Regents by Chapter 36 of the Wisconsin Statutes. The rules govern areas such as the use of university facilities, conduct, and dismissal of personnel.

Wisconsin Administrative Code

Last modified: 08/04/2019

Board of Regents Policies

Regent Policy Documents have been adopted pursuant to the policy-making authority vested in the Board by Chapter 36 of the Wisconsin Statutes. The Regent Policies address, but are not limited to academic policies and programs, equal opportunity, tuition and fees, housing, activities of faculty members, student activities, and trust and investment policies.

Board of Regents Policies

Last modified: 08/04/2019

University of Wisconsin System Administrative Code

UW System administrative policies and procedures are applicable systemwide and cover academic, financial, and general administration issues. The policies and procedures provide specific direction to UW System institutions and Administrative policies are central to the governance of the UW System. They are issued and approved by the UW System President.

UW System Administrative Policies

Last modified: 08/04/2019

University Personnel System Policies

The University Personnel System (UPS) Operational Policies provide the framework for UW institutions, other than UW-Madison, to extend the UW Board of Regents’ authority to university staff. On July 15, 2019, these policies were integrated into the UW System Administrative Policies & Procedures as the 1200 series.

UPS Operational Policies

Last modified: 08/04/2019

UW-La Crosse policies

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ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Policies and Procedures (link to Provost website):

Misc. Policies

Last modified: 05/03/2023


Last modified: 05/03/2023

Instructional Academic Staff

Last modified: 08/12/2020

Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Last modified: 08/12/2020

University Staff

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