UW System drafts policy to document employee misconduct

Madison (WQOW) – In an effort to avoid another instance of sexual misconduct, schools within the UW System could soon have stricter rules about what goes in to an employee’s personnel files. 

News 18 reported earlier this year Shawn Wilson was hired by UW-Eau Claire after he resigned amid sexual misconduct complaints at UW-Stevens Point. 

Under a new proposed policy, all institutions within the system will have to document all instances of sexual violence and sexual harassment by employees and share that information to prospective employers during the hiring process. 

The plan will be reviewed by the board of regents Friday. It could be implemented as soon as January. 

“Ensuring the safety of our students and our employees at every institution is one of the most vital responsibilities of the Board of Regents,” said Regent Vice President Drew Petersen. “As we develop and implement these policies, we must be clear that employee misconduct at one UW System institution will not be hidden if they seek to work somewhere else within UW System. We are proactively taking steps to prevent such occurrences.”

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