Employee Resource Guide
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT NEW EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GUIDE
SECTION B - POLICIES
UW-Stout policies are developed pursuant to federal law, Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code, UW-Board of Regents’ , and UW System Administration policies. To comply with federal, state, System, or campus policy, UW-Stout reserves the right to develop administrative procedures to implement policies.
Policies provide structure for those who work and/or study at UW-Stout. Policies also communicate the position UW- Stout is required to take on many issues providing the authority needed to ensure compliance.
Please review the information online for all UW-Stout and UW System policies.
B-1 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Equal employment opportunity is a legal, social, and economic necessity for the nation and its institutions, including this university. The University of Wisconsin-Stout carries out its Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) responsibilities in accordance with UW System EEO policies, Chapter 230 of the Wisconsin Statute, Chapter 111.372(1)(a), Wisconsin Statutes, the Wisconsin Fair Employment Law, the State of Wisconsin Executive Order 28, and the following federal EEO/AA laws and executive orders, as amended: Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Executive Order 11246, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (Section 402), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and the 1991 Wisconsin Act 101. Additional information is available online. ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS In accordance with the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act, Wisconsin Administrative Code, and Wisconsin Statutes, UW- Stout fosters a drug-free, healthful, and safe work environment for all. This applies to all students, employees, and other individuals who perform work for UW-Stout. The unlawful or unauthorized use, abuse, solicitation, theft, possession, transfer, purchase, sale or distribution of controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, or alcohol by an individual anywhere on UW-Stout premises, while on UW-Stout business (whether or not on UW-Stout premises), or while representing UW-Stout, is strictly prohibited. Employees and other individuals who work for UW-Stout are also prohibited from reporting to work or working while they are using or under the influence of alcohol or any unlawful controlled substances. UW-Stout maintains a policy of non-discrimination and will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations to assist individuals recovering from substance and alcohol dependencies, and those who have a medical history which reflects treatment for substance abuse conditions. We encourage employees to seek assistance before their substance abuse or alcohol misuse renders them unable to perform the essential functions of their jobs or jeopardizes the health and safety of any UW-Stout employee, including themselves. For additional information regarding policy requirements, please review UW-Stout policy 83-35. ALTERNATIVE WORK PATTERNS In addition to the eight-hour day/40-hour week, there are alternative work patterns which may be available for University of Wisconsin-Stout employees. These alternative work patterns include flexible time, non-standard work weeks, part time employment, and job sharing. B-2 B-3
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