Wisconsin Public Records Law Basics for State Employees


Wisconsin’s Public Records Law, Wis. Stats. §19.31-19.39 is designed to serve two essential functions: transparency and accountability regarding the affairs of the government and the official acts of its officers and employees. As a unit of the state government, UW-Madison is subject to the Law, and the records of University officers and employees are subject to public access. Further, the Law presumes that denial of public access to this information is contrary to the public interest and only in exceptional cases may access be denied.

The online presentation below is presented by Wisconsin Department of Administration

You can read more about Wisconsin Public Records here.


You can read more about Wisconsin Public Records Law Guidelines for Employees here.


Recommended for all UW-Madison employees every three years.


Wisconsin Public Records Law Basics for State Employees available online here

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