DATE: March 23, 2023
TO: Faculty, Limited Appointees and Academic Staff
FROM: Scott Gronert, Interim Provost
SUBJECT: Spring 2023 Outside Activities Disclosure
Under the Wisconsin Administrative Code (UWS 8, Unclassified Code of Ethics) as well as federal research policies, faculty, limited appointees, and academic staff (with half-time appointments or more) are required to disclose outside activities since January 1, 2022, by April 30, 2023. Staff are required to report any changes in their outside activities immediately.
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 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 federal reporting requirements. Faculty and academic staff must complete disclosures even if they have had no outside activities or financial interests in 2022.
To facilitate these disclosures, we will be again using 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, March 31.
For additional information on the requirement to complete this disclosure, please view the information provided in the Outside Activities Reporting toolkit.
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.
Visit the UWM Office of Legal Affairs webpage on Ethics/Conflicts of Interest Resources.
UWM employees can report waste, fraud or other fiscal misconduct using the UWM fraud reporting form. UWS also provides an anonymous hotline via the EthicsPoint website or by calling 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.
Thank you for your cooperation in meeting these requirements.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee