DATE:   March 22, 2019

TO:   Faculty, Limited Appointees and Academic Staff

FROM:   Johannes Britz, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

SUBJECT:   Spring 2019 Outside Activities Disclosure

Under the Wisconsin Administrative Code (UWS 8, Unclassified Code of Ethics) as well as federal and University policy, faculty limited appointees, and academic staff (with half-time appointments or more) are required to disclose outside activities for January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 by April 30, 2019.

Important: UWM employees must comply with Outside Activity Reporting requirements in order to be eligible for any future salary adjustments, including adjustments via the proposed 2019-21 State of Wisconsin Pay Plan.

The criteria for reporting outside activities have not changed from prior years. Faculty and academic staff must complete disclosures even if they have had no outside activities or financial interests in 2018.

To facilitate these disclosures, we will be utilizing a new online system. A separate e-mail will be sent to each of you with an individualized link for you to complete and submit your disclosure. You will receive the e-mail from UWM eWorkflow Process Director with a subject of “Outside Activities Reporting – Action Required” no later than Monday, April 1st.

As in prior years, your department chair and the appropriate dean or director will review your disclosure. These reviews will also be accomplished via the new online system.

Outside Activities Resources

UWM employees have a simple and anonymous way to report activities that may be waste, fraud or abuse at https://uwaudithotline.tnwreports.com/, Telephone: (855) 827-4950.

The UWM Code of Conduct establishes guidelines for professional conduct for faculty and staff.  To learn more, please see the UWM Code of Conduct and Behavioral Standards and Expectations, S-65.

For additional information on the requirement to complete this disclosure, please view the information provided in the Outside Activities Reporting toolkit. For questions regarding the completion and submission of this form, please contact the UWM Help Desk at (414) 229-4040 or by visiting the following link: Get Tech Help.

Thank you for your cooperation in meeting these requirements.

Johannes Britz
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee