March 24, 2022  |  News & Events, Timely Announcements

DATE: March 24, 2022

TO: Faculty, Limited Appointees and Academic Staff

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

SUBJECT: Spring 2022 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, 2021 through December 31, 2021 by April 30, 2022.

An important reminder: UWM employees must comply with Outside Activity Reporting requirements in order to be eligible for any future salary adjustments, including adjustments via the 2021-2023 State of Wisconsin Pay Plan. It is therefore important that you complete your disclosure in a timely manner.

The criteria for reporting outside activities have not changed from prior years. However, additional information will be collected on foreign activities to ensure compliance with Conflict of Interest (COI) requirements. Faculty and academic staff must complete disclosures even if they have had no outside activities or financial interests in 2021.

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

Per the UWM Criminal Background Check Policy, section 5.1, UWM employees and volunteers who hold positions of trust must report any criminal arrests, charges or convictions (excluding misdemeanor traffic offenses punishable only by fine) to Human Resources within 24 hours or at the earliest possible opportunity.

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