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.

UW System Administrative Policies

Wisconsin State Administrative Code expanding section

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

Board of Regents Policies expanding section

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

University of Wisconsin System Administrative Code expanding section

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

University Personnel System Policies expanding section

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

UW-La Crosse Policies

All Employees expanding section




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

University Staff expanding section

Information Regarding Grievances Upon Dismissal:

Wis. Stat. 36.115 (4) and UW System Administrative Policy 1233 (formerly Gen 14) inform employees on how Grievances upon dismissal may be administered.  These rules outlined below in identify the process an employee may enact when dismissed.  Certain employee classifications have the right to a hearing before an impartial officer prior to dismissal.  The Board of Regents is the highest level of appeal.  

Last reviewed: November 2019.