Institutional Policy and Compliance

Policy News and Updates

Draft, Updated, and New System Policies will be featured on this webpage for campus review.

 

Please refer to the Fiscal Year 2020 UW System Administrative Policy Priorities Announcement for a list of UW System Administrative policies and procedures that are scheduled for revision or development during Fiscal Year 2020. These policies have been identified as being of high priority, either through the subject matter of the policy, the policy's last revision date, or whether a policy needs to be updated due to other internal or external factors.

 

If you would like to be kept informed of the policy process - including receiving notifications when draft administrative policies are available for comment, or when an administrative policy or procedure has been approved - you can subscribe to the RSS newsfeed for policy updates. 

 

You can also read our Policy Status Updates document, which summarizes recent UW System Policy changes as well as UW-Whitewater Practice Directive and Procedure progress. It is updated on a monthly basis.

 

Another available resource to reference is the UW Institutional Policy Library. Here you can access links to policies, procedures, and handbooks for each UW Institution.

 

We highly encourage the campus community to read, and stay up-to-date with, all UW System Policies

 


News Releases

Date: July 26, 2019

 

Proposed Changes to UW System Administrative Policies & Procedures

 Please Note: A UW Login is required in order to view drafts and/or provide comments.

 

Comments due Thursday, October 31, 2019

Overview: The purpose of this policy is to establish standard processes for verifying student, employee, and vendor contact and bank account information when change requests are received.

 

Comments due Friday, November 8, 2019

Overview: This procedure outlines the processes through which changes to suppliers in the UW System’s shared financial systems are to be verified in compliance with UW System Administrative Policy 363, Change Requests of Bank and Contact Information.

 

Comments due Friday, November 8, 2019

Overview: This procedure outlines the processes through which changes to employee bank (direct deposit) and contact information in the UW System’s human resource systems are to be verified in compliance with UW System Administrative Policy 363, Change Requests of Bank and Contact Information.

 

Comments due Friday, November 8, 2019

Overview: The purpose of this policy is to establish a method of categorizing data assets based on risk to the University of Wisconsin (UW) System and to establish specific minimum standards for data handling across the UW System. This policy also ensures that the UW System manages data in a consistent and appropriate manner.

 

Comments due Friday, November 8, 2019

Overview: These standards outline a method to classify data according to risk to the University of Wisconsin System and assign responsibilities and roles that are applicable to data governance.

 

Comments due Friday, November 8, 2019

Overview: This document describes the minimum data protection standards that must be met by University Wisconsin System institutions.

 

Comments due Friday, November 8, 2019

Overview: These policies are proposed for rescission for the following reasons – superseded by a new policy, or the subject-matter is obsolete or no longer relevant, among others.

 

Comments due Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Overview of several proposals to remove or modify Regent Policy Documents:

  • RPD 4-19, Naming of University Academic Units:  modify policy to incorporate provisions related to naming academic units for corporations or other legal entities (Education Committee);
  • RPD 19-14, Naming of University Facilities and Lands:  modify policy to incorporate provisions related to naming buildings, facilities, land for corporations or other legal entities (CPB Committee);
  • RPDs 11-1, 11-2, 11-3, and 11-4 (all related to broadcasting):  remove policies because they are obsolete (B&F Committee); and
  • RPD 20-7, Outside Activity Reporting:  remove the policy because it is obsolete (B&F Committee).

 

Comments due Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Overview: SYS 102 provides guidance on academic degree program array management actions, including approvals of new programs, review of program suspensions and eliminations, individual and lateral program reviews, as well as other required reporting and approval items at the Board of Regents or UW System level. Such items may include, but are not limited to, revisions to institutional missions, establishment of new schools or colleges, and the extension of programs to other sites, including international sites. Both substantive and technical modifications are recommended.