Employee Resource Guide





Each department/unit is responsible for establishing procedures regarding notification of tardiness and absences. In the absence of such a procedure, employees are expected to notify their direct supervisor as early as possible, but no later than the start of the workday, of any unplanned tardiness or absence. Excessive tardiness, excessive absenteeism, or failure to report tardiness or absence could result in disciplinary action. CODE OF ETHICS All University of Wisconsin System employees are required to comply with the code of ethics applicable to their employment type. These codes are designed to prevent conflicts between an employee’s private interests and public responsibilities. E-2

The Code of Ethics protects your rights. Violation of any provision under the Code of Ethics could result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

Additional information is documented in the Regent policy document.

E-3 COPYRIGHT Guidance on Copyright issues at UW-Stout may be found online.

E-4 DRUG FREE WORKPLACE Guidance on Drug Free Workplace is detailed in the policy section.

E-5 OPEN MEETINGS LAW Wisconsin’s open meetings law requires most government bodies to conduct official business in open meetings and to post in advance public notices of the meetings. Additional information regarding open meetings law can be found online. OUTSIDE ACTIVITY REPORTING Faculty, academic staff, and limited appointees are free to engage in outside activities, whether such activities are remunerative or related to staff members’ fields of academic interest or speciali zation. However, no member of these staff may engage in an outside activity if it conflicts with their public responsibilities to the University of Wisconsin System or UW-Stout. Faculty, academic staff, and limited appointees are required to report annually whether they engaged in outside activities. Additional information can be found online. POLITICAL ACTIVITY As responsible and interested citizens in a democratic society, employees of the University are encouraged to fulfill their civic obligations and otherwise engage in the normal political processes of society. Nevertheless, all University employees’ political activities are restricted by Regent policy and state law i n three significant ways: E-6 E-7

• Employees may not engage in political campaign activities during work time;


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