UW-La Crosse encourages a pro-active, collegial work environment in which employees have the opportunity to discuss and resolve work related concerns with their appropriate supervisor.

In situations where an employee feels they have not received fair treatment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age or physical handicap, the Affirmative Action Office should be contacted at 608.785.8541.

All other work related concerns should be brought to the attention of the Office of Human Resources at 608.785.8013.

In those cases where an employee has an unresolved dispute concerning that employee’s terms or conditions of employment, the employee may choose to file a grievance according to their employment category of faculty, academic staff or university staff.

Academic staff

Grievance procedures are covered by Administrative code in UWS and UWL Chapter 13.


Grievance procedures are covered by Administrative code in UWS and UWL Chapter 6 and by Faculty Senate's Complaints, Grievances, Appeals & Academic Freem Committee (CGAFF) documents.

University staff

Grievance procedures are covered by the UW-La Crosse employee grievance policy for University Staff. Per the policy, university staff employees are required to complete a grievance report in order to file a grievance.

Information on 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.