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Whether you are a new supervisor, faculty or staff member, it is important to review the various policies and procedures established at UW Oshkosh. All UW Oshkosh employees should also review the Annual Policy Notification.
Faculty & Academic Staff Handbook

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook is now available online. Please click here to access.

University Personnel System (UPS) Operational Policies

The University Personnel System (UPS) Operational Policies have been developed based on the UPS Proposed Implementation Decisions as well as pertinent sections of Chapter 230. The UPS Operational Policies, when finalized and implemented, will provide the framework for UW institutions, other than UW-Madison, to extend the UW Board of Regents’ authority to university staff.

Hiring a Volunteer

Volunteers play an important role in many aspects of our campus. Whether it is helping with EAA or working alongside faculty conducting research, their time ensures the continued success of our students and staff. Please follow the steps below to hire a volunteer: 

  1. Please contact the HR Office and notify us that you plan to hire a volunteer
  2. Download and complete the two required forms below:
    1. Volunteer Position Description Form
    2. Volunteer Agreement Form
  3. Return these documents to the HR Office
  4. HR will follow up with all parties (supervisor, volunteer, etc.) involved and will determine if a criminal background check is necessary

If the volunteer needs driver authorization, contact the Parking Office at 920-424-4455, visit:


Criminal Background Checks

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to providing a high quality, safe and secure environment for its workforce, partners, students and visitors. This policy describes the Board of Regents’ expectations of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in performing criminal background checks on applicants for employment, current employees, and volunteers.

Criminal Background Check Policy
Criminal Background Check Procedure
Criminal Background Check Request
Minor Protection Policy

Workplace Conduct Expectations

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  Fax: (920) 424- 2021


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800 Algoma Blvd. 
Oshkosh, WI 54901