HR policy - Unclassified rules: 8.035 the ethics advisory committee

The University of Wisconsin System (UWS) is governed by the Wisconsin Administrative Code - the rules adopted by the Board of Regents. These rules were promulgated in accordance with the rulemaking authority vested in the UW Board of Regents. These specific policies called "unclassified rules" provide for specific instances where the local institution may develop or add to the UWS rules. The UWL Policy number corresponds to the unclassified rule chapter number and section. For the entire UWS rules, visit: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/uws

 Functional Owner Chief Human Resources Officer
 Executive Sponsors Chancellor
 Policy Contact Chief Human Resources Officer


Who this policy applies to:
Faculty, Limited, and Academic Staff appointments.


Understanding the UWS Code:
The University of Wisconsin System (UWS) is governed by the Wisconsin Administrative Code - the rules adopted by the Board of Regents. These rules were promulgated in accordance with the rulemaking authority vested in the UW Board of Regents. These specific policies called "unclassified rules" provide for specific instances where the local institution may develop or add to the UWS rules. The UWL Policy number corresponds to the unclassified rule chapter number and section. For the entire UWS rules, visit: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/uws

This specific policy is part of Chapter 8 of the UWS Code.  To review the UWS code, please visit: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/uws/8


UWL Policy Detail:

(1) The chancellor shall appoint an ethics advisory committee to provide consultation and advise to any member of the unclassified staff on the application of this chapter. The consultation and advice shall be of a general nature, except in the case of an unclassified staff member seeking to avoid a conflict between his or her personal interests and responsibilities to the university. However, it shall not be a function of this committee to advise an administrator in the making of the decision to allow or to disallow a staff member from conducting an outside activity.

(2) The committee shall consist of six members; one from each of the four colleges chosen from a list of faculty nominated by the Faculty Senate and two from a list of academic staff nominated by the Academic Staff council. The chancellor shall appoint the chairperson. Terms of appointment shall be for three years and staggered so that two members retire and are replaced each year. To anticipate resignations, the chancellor shall appoint alternates from the lists of nominees.

(3) Committee deliberations and actions upon requests for consultation or advice shall be in meetings not open to the public. Records obtained in connection with requests for consultation or advice shall be considered confidential university information. The committee shall keep only summary minutes of meetings concerning consultation and advice and of its deliberations and actions. The committee shall inform the staff member in writing of its decision and shall return to the staff member any written materials and other resources he or she has given to the committee while requesting consultation and advice.

(4) The committee shall use its minutes to prepare for the chancellor an annual report which summarizes its business but does not disclose the identities of persons who have requested consultation and advice.


Revision history:
Last reviewed was July 2020


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Keywords:oar, ethics   Doc ID:103795
Owner:John A.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2020-07-09 08:57 CDTUpdated:2020-07-15 08:42 CDT
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