HR policy - Unclassified rules: 10.04 Academic Staff non-renewal of probationary academic staff appointments

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:
Academic Staff


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 10 of the UWS Code.  To review the UWS code, please visit: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/uws/10


UWL Policy Detail:

In making a decision of non-renewal of a probationary appointment, the decision-maker shall inform the appointee at least one year prior to the end of the probationary period to allow time for possible reconsideration and appeal and adequate notice of non-renewal.

(1) The Right to Request Reasons: An academic staff member may request reasons for the non-renewal from the decision-maker. The written request and written response must be such that an appeal can be made within the 20 calendar days from receipt of official written notice of non-renewal to the academic staff. A copy of both documents shall be sent to HR. The reasons become part of the academic staff member's official file in HR.

(2) Appeal of the non-renewal decision: An academic staff member can appeal the non-renewal decision by sending a written request to the committee designated in the Academic Staff Council Bylaws, within 20 calendar days of receipt of official notice of non-renewal (25 days if notice is by first class mail and publication). The written request must be copied to the decision-maker and HR.

(a) The review shall be held not later than 20 calendar days after the request, except that this time limit may be extended by mutual consent of the parties or by order of the hearing body.

(b) The hearing body shall proceed in accordance with applicable laws, with UWS 10.04 and shall be conducted on the basis of procedures set forth in the Academic Staff Council Bylaws. The burden of persuasion in such a review shall be on the non-renewed appointee.

(c) The scope of its review shall be limited to the question of whether the decision was based in any significant degree upon one or more of the factors listed in UWS 10.4(1), with material prejudice to the individual.

(d) Within 20 calendar days of the appeal meeting, the committee report of the recommendations shall be sent to the academic staff member, the decision-maker, the dean or division officer and Human Resources.


Revision history:
Last reviewed was July 2020


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Keywords:academic staff appointment   Doc ID:103803
Owner:John A.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2020-07-09 09:12 CDTUpdated:2020-07-15 08:13 CDT
Sites:UW-La Crosse
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