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CALS DDO - Points of Contact - Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station

This document outlines the points of contact for the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station within the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Updated November 2023
For more detailed information about this series of documents, please return to the CALS DDO - Points of Contact - Overview.


The Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES) administers the award and management of federal formula grants and advances agricultural research in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Glenda Gillaspy, Dean and Director
  • Director of the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES)
  • Authority for administration of Hatch, McIntire-Stennis, and Animal Health funds from USDA, and the annual internal competitive grant process for awarding those funds
  • Representative for Wisconsin at regional and national experiment station director and ESCOP meetings
Angela (Angie) Seitler, Associate Dean for Finance and Administration
  • Oversees the college's administrative operations of CALS Business Services, CALS Human Resources, CALS IT, and the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Plans, directs, and manages strategic planning initiatives for college finance and administrative functions
  • Develops, recommends, and implements approved policies and procedures, and ensures strategic alignment
  • Responsible of all aspects of college budgeting, financial planning, human resources, data management, information technology, and post-award financial operations, compliance, and audits
  • Responsible for all funds distribution, balances, expenditures, and reporting for the college

Casey Hillmer, Assistant Director for WAES
  • Responsible for the annual Hatch, Hatch Multistate, McIntire-Stennis, and Animal Health Call for Proposals process and Hatch and McIntire-Stennis Capital Exercise
  • Responsible for all Hatch, Hatch Multistate, McIntire-Stennis, and Animal Health financial reporting to USDA
  • Distributes the Hatch and McIntire-Stennis startup commitment funding
  • Manages the REEport and Plan of Work reporting requirements for the college Hatch, Hatch Multistate, McIntire-Stennis, and Animal Health programs
  • Responsible for Gift in Kinds


  • Annual call for proposal and budget process
  • Audits
  • Agricultural Research Stations
  • Capital equipment exercise
  • Cost share commitments and expense tracking
  • Distribution of CALS internal competitions funding (ARS internships, Bridge funding, Consortium for Extension and Research in Agriculture and Natural Resources (CERANR), Nuzum Kickapoo Valley, Pound Research, and WCIA/CALS/WARF Plant Germplasm)
  • Direct Payments (DPs)
  • E-Reimbursement and audits
  • Effort Reporting/ECRT including commitments and issues
  • Financial reporting
  • Fringe issues
  • submissions specific to the fund 142 program
  • HRS overpayment corrections
  • Interdepartmental billings
  • Internal controls
  • Multistate travel
  • NIMSS access
  • Non-salary and salary cost transfers
  • Payments to Individuals (PIRs)
  • PI changes - transfers, retirements, effort reductions (after the project is awarded)
  • Plan of Work
  • Policies and procedures
  • Purchase Orders (POs) and associated forms
  • Overall purchasing processes (training, approval, and audit)
  • Re-budget requests (after the project is awarded)
  • REEport reporting
  • SF-425s specific to the fund 142 program
  • Startup commitments
  • Terms and conditions review for grants and contracts (after the project is awarded)
  • Travel-related matters
  • Unallowable tuition remission review and transfers

Keywordscollege of agricultural and life sciences, dean's office, deans, admin, agriculture, contacts, units, WAES, grants, grant, research, Hatch, McIntire-Stennis, USDA, multistate, multi state   Doc ID97140
OwnerAlly M.GroupCALS Dean's Office
Created2020-01-15 14:34:26Updated2023-11-01 12:05:55
SitesCALS Dean's Office
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