UW-Madison Will Open Meetings For Personnel Policy Redesign To Public

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UW-Madison officials have decided to open human resources meetings to the public after a group of faculty and staff complained that new work rules for the university's 17,000 employees were being discussed in private.

The Wisconsin University Union filed a complaint last week with Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to determine whether the university was violating the Open Meetings Law.

Gary Sandefur, dean of the College of Letters and Science, wrote an email to the union on Tuesday that meeting dates, times and locations will now be posted on a university website and anyone is welcome to attend.

In a news release, the Wisconsin University Union said it appreciates the change because "very important decisions are being made at these meetings that affect every employee."

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