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Office of Compliance
The Office of Compliance promotes ethical conduct and compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies at UW-Madison. We believe compliance is a shared responsibility, with every member of the university community understanding those responsibilities and being accountable for their actions.
The Office of Compliance provides program oversight for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA Privacy), Title IX of the Education Amendments, Wisconsin Public Records Law, and for providing fair and impartial employment and education discrimination complaint investigations (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act). The Office collaborates with campus partners to mitigate compliance risk and promote ethical conduct throughout the university community.
We envision a campus community in which every member adheres to ethical principles and compliance “right-doing” to advance the mission of the institution and its tradition of excellence.
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Ethics is at the center of how we operate. We are honest, open, and fair.
Expertise in our respective areas describes the professional skills and knowledge we offer to support the university, its students, and employees. We are driven to maintain our expert status through ongoing professional development and training.
Support is the key to us helping you. We are here to understand your situation and be a resource.
Integrity underscores all of our service to the university community. We undertake our work consistently, honestly, and thoughtfully— with the goal of always doing the right thing.
Excellence is our standard. We are committed to providing exceptional service, resources, and solutions.
Collaboration across campus is essential to the work of our office. Strategic alignment with campus partners ensures that our work is informed and supported, and therefore effective, productive, and trustworthy.
Care is pivotal to our work with people and information. We practice care by treating students, employees, guests, and information with thoughtfulness and discretion.
Dynamism defines our work. We stay current on the dynamic regulatory environment and work with campus partners to develop appropriate responses to change. In doing so, we assist the university in minimizing risk and keeping people and property safe.
Upcoming Events & News
Johns Hopkins University today released a comprehensive report to help government, technology developers, businesses, institutional leaders, and the public make responsible decisions around use of digital contact tracing technology, including smartphone apps and other tools, …June 3, 2020
Responding to Americans’ growing reluctance to share health data and unresolved tension over eroding personal privacy, the American Medical Association (AMA) today issued new privacy principles (PDF) supporting an individual’s right to control, access, and …June 3, 2020
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TEMPORARILY HALTS THE ISSUANCE OF RIGHT-TO-SUE NOTICES AMIDST COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The Department of Justice, as of March 16, 2020, has temporarily suspended issuing Right-to-Sue Notices to civil rights charging parties, unless a charging party requests such a notice, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department’s suspension …May 8, 2020
As countries begin to lift lockdowns from COVID-19, they are relying on contact tracing apps to identify and break the transmission chain of the disease. While some Asian countries have implemented their contact tracing apps …May 6, 2020
Gov. Tony Evers today directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to extend the Safer at Home order from April 24, 2020 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, or until a …April 17, 2020
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