March 27, 2020  |  News & Events, Timely Announcements

DATE:  March 27, 2020

TO:  Faculty, Limited Appointees and Academic Staff

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

SUBJECT:  Spring 2020 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, 2019 through December 31, 2019 by April 30, 2020.

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 2019.

To facilitate these disclosures, we will be again utilizing an online system. A separate e-mail will be sent to each of you with personalized 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 Wednesday, 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 online system.

Outside Activities Resources

UWM Office of Legal Affairs web page for Ethics/Conflicts of Interest Resources.

UWM employees have a simple and anonymous way to report activities that may be waste, fraud or abuse at, 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, SAAP 7-3.

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