UW Colleges & UW-Extension
Government Relations and Development
As UW Colleges and UW-Extension employees work to provide maximum access to the University of Wisconsin’s educational resources and research for the benefit of Wisconsin's residents, many of us come into contact, directly or indirectly, with elected and appointed officials.
Developing positive working relationships with legislators and their staff is critical to the ongoing success of the UW Colleges and UW-Extension. We’ve seen the positive impact of individuals throughout the institutions reaching out to legislators to engage them in their work and inform them of the value it provides to the people of Wisconsin. We want to encourage all of our colleagues to educate officials about the work that they do and the difference it makes to the people of Wisconsin.
The Government Relations office is here to make it easier for you to get the information, guidance, and training you need to effectively engage with elected and appointed officials and their staff. You may want to start with our Government Relations FAQ, which features answers to common questions such as how to contact your legislators, under what circumstances you can use state time and resources to make contact, and the difference between education and advocacy.
We hope that you will find the resources that you need on these pages. If not, please contact a member of our staff so we can help.
Monthly Legislative Update
Read our most recent Legislative Update to find what's happening at the Capitol, program and policy updates, and tips that will help you communicate more effectively with legislators.
Political Campaign FAQs
Recall elections are considered political campaigns. UW System employees must follow System political activity policy when engaging in campaign activities. Visit our Political Campaign FAQs for more information.