The Office of Compliance (OC) is currently working remotely. All staff are available during normal business hours via phone or email. To reach the general office line, please call 608-265-6018. For individual staff contact information please click Who We Are. For OC unit telecommuting and contact information, please visit the appropriate unit under Focus Areas. Thank you for your patience.
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
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