UW Officials May Begin Sharing Sexual Harassment Information With Employers

Proposal Comes After News UW-Stevens Point Didn't Disclose Complaint To UW-Eau Claire Before Administrator Was Hired


The University of Wisconsin System may start sharing information about employees accused of sexual harassment with new employers.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the proposal comes amid news UW-Stevens Point didn’t disclose a sexual harassment complaint to UW-Eau Claire before a former administrator was hired there.

Gov. Scott Walker recently requested changes to the system’s hiring process.

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The proposal would require system institutions to keep documentation of sexual harassment allegations, investigations and the final resolution of such situations. The proposal could also apply to employers outside of the university system or the state.

UW System President Ray Cross, Regents President John Behling and Regents Vice President Drew Peterson created the proposal.

The system’s Board of Regents will consider the proposal this week.