Extension Employees are required to be in compliance with a number of UW-Madison and Wisconsin State policies. This article is a non-exhaustive list of important policies that employees should be aware of and be in compliance with.
Child Abuse & Neglect
Executive Order 54 requires all Extension employees and volunteers working with Extension programs to immediately report any incident or threat of child abuse or neglect with reasonable cause to believe the abuse or neglect has occurred or will occur.
Outside Activity Reporting
Outside Activity Reporting (OAR) is an annual required report for faculty, academic staff, limited appointments, and human subjects researchers in which all outside activities related to institutional responsibilities are reported. This encompasses all professional responsibilities at UW-Madison, including: research, instruction, extension/outreach, and administrative activities.
Public Records Request
As a unit of the state government, UW-Madison is subject to the Public Records Law and the records of University officers and employees are subject to public access. A "record" is any material on which information is recorded, regardless of physical form or characteristics, that relates to University business. This includes anything in an electronic format, such as emails. All open records requests should be submitted through the UW-Madison Public Records Portal and will be handled by the Public Records Custodian at UW-Madison.
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Sexual Harassment & Sexual Violence
Preventing Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence at UW–Madison is a required online training module for all UW-Madison faculty and staff on how to recognize, prevent, and respond to sexual assault and sexual violence in the workplace. All employees must take the course to meet our compliance obligations under Board of Regents Policy 14-2. New employees must complete the course within one (1) month of employment. Current employees must complete the course once every three (3) years.
Video Captioning (ADA)
Videos used in Division of Extension need to meet ADA compliance for captioning and accommodation. The Division of Extension requires that all external, public facing pre-recorded video content meet or exceed ADA requirements for captioning.