HR policy - Unclassified rules: 8.04 action to avoid possible conflict

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) When it appears that a material conflict may arise between the personal interests of an unclassified staff member and his or her responsibilities to the university, the staff member may seek an advanced ruling from the dean, director, or appropriate administrator on the propriety of continuing an activity that must be reported by the annual filing of the outside interests and activities form required in UWS 8.025 (2)(a)3.and (2)(b). Prior to informing the appropriate administrator of such activity, the staff member may seek an advisory opinion from the Ethics Advisory Committee. The opinion of the committee shall be confidential, and may, at the discretion of the staff member, be communicated to his or her chairperson or immediate supervisor as well as to the appropriate administrator.

(2) Upon receiving a report of an unclassified staff member's activity that appears to be a material conflict of interest the dean, director, or appropriate administrator shall advise the staff member according to the procedure outlined in UWS 8.04 (2).


Revision history:
Last reviewed was July 2020


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Responsibilities:
N/A


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Keywords:oar, ethics   Doc ID:103796
Owner:John A.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2020-07-09 09:00 CDTUpdated:2020-07-15 08:41 CDT
Sites:UW-La Crosse
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