Employee or Former Employee
An employee, or a former employee whose complaint relates to alleged discrimination occurring while he or she was an employee, dissatisfied with a finding of insufficient evidence may appeal the finding to the Provost.
Student or Former Student
A student, or a former student whose complaint relates to alleged discrimination occurring while he or she was a student, dissatisfied with a finding of insufficient evidence has a right to appeal the finding to the Chancellor, and at the student’s discretion, to the Board of Regents.
In an appeal, the complainant must explain why he or she believes the factual information in the finding was incomplete, the analysis of the facts was incorrect, and/or the appropriate legal standard was not applied, and how this would change the University’s determination in the case. Failure to do so may result in denial of the appeal.
Appeals must be timely filed. To be timely, an appeal (including any supporting documentation) must be submitted within 20 calendar days of the date of the determination letter. The Chancellor or the Provost, depending on who the appeal is to, may exercise their discretion in granting a waiver of the 20 day time frame where: the complainant was unable to submit the appeal within the 20 day time frame because of illness or other incapacitating circumstances and the appeal was filed within 20 days after the period of illness or incapacitation ended; or if there are unique circumstances that have adversely affected the complainant’s ability to file the appeal in a timely manner.
Applicant or Visitor
Applicants for employment or admission to the University or visitors to campus dissatisfied with a finding of insufficient evidence from the Office of Compliance may file a complaint with the appropriate federal or State of Wisconsin agency that are listed below: