36.55 36.55 Reporting employment harassment and discrimination claims. By September 1 of each even-numbered year, the president shall submit a report to the chief clerk of each house for distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2) that contains a description of each employment harassment or discrimination claim filed against the board or an employee of the board and resolved in favor of the claimant, the amount of any settlement paid to or judgment entered for the claimant and a description of any discipline of board employees resulting from the resolution of the claim.
36.55 History History: 1999 a. 9.
36.56 36.56 Grants for forestry cooperatives.
36.56(1) (1) From the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (qm), the center for cooperatives under s. 36.11 (40) may award grants to persons to form forestry cooperatives under ch. 185 or 193 that consist primarily of private, nonindustrial owners of woodland. A grant recipient shall provide matching funds equal to 50% of the grant amount awarded. The match may be in the form of money or in-kind services or both, but may not include money received from the state.
36.56(2) (2) In each fiscal year, the center for cooperatives may not encumber funds from the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (qm) for administrative expenses if the amounts encumbered in that fiscal year for administrative expenses exceed 5% of the total expenditures from the appropriation for the fiscal year.
36.56 History History: 1999 a. 9; 2005 a. 441.
36.58 36.58 Veterinary diagnostic laboratory.
36.58(1) (1) Duties of the veterinary diagnostic laboratory board. The veterinary diagnostic laboratory board shall do all of the following:
36.58(1)(a) (a) Prescribe policies for the operation of the veterinary diagnostic laboratory.
36.58(1)(b) (b) Develop biennial budget requests for the veterinary diagnostic laboratory.
36.58(1)(c) (c) In accordance with sub. (3), set fees for services provided by the veterinary diagnostic laboratory.
36.58(2) (2)Duties of the veterinary diagnostic laboratory. The veterinary diagnostic laboratory shall do all of the following:
36.58(2)(a) (a) Operate a laboratory that does all of the following:
36.58(2)(a)1. 1. Provides testing and diagnostic services for all types of animals, including fish, in this state, with emphasis on services for farm animals.
36.58(2)(a)2. 2. Provides the diagnostic services necessary to meet the requirements for accreditation by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.
36.58(2)(a)3. 3. Provides the testing and diagnostic services needed by the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection to discharge the department's responsibilities related to disease control and animal health.
36.58(2)(b) (b) Maintain a regional laboratory in the city of Barron.
36.58(2)(c) (c) In cooperation with the school of veterinary medicine and the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection, participate in research and in the provision of field services, consultation services and education as determined to be appropriate by the veterinary diagnostic laboratory board.
36.58(3) (3)Fees.
36.58(3)(a)(a) Except as provided in pars. (b) and (c), the veterinary diagnostic laboratory shall charge fees for testing and diagnostic services.
36.58(3)(b) (b) The veterinary diagnostic laboratory may not charge a fee for any testing or diagnostic service conducted for the subunit of the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection that is responsible for animal health or for the subunit of the federal department of agriculture that is responsible for animal health.
36.58(3)(c) (c) The veterinary diagnostic laboratory board may identify services that are necessary to protect human health and safety for which the veterinary diagnostic laboratory may not charge fees.
36.58(3m) (3m)Appointment of director. After consultation with the veterinary diagnostic laboratory board, the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison shall appoint an individual who has received the degree of doctor of veterinary medicine as the director of the veterinary diagnostic laboratory.
36.58(4) (4)Submission of budget. Notwithstanding s. 15.03, the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System shall process and forward to the department of administration all personnel and biennial budget requests of the veterinary diagnostic laboratory board without change.
36.58(5) (5)Treatment of certain employees. Notwithstanding ss. 36.09 (1) (i), 36.13 and 36.15, when a position at the veterinary diagnostic laboratory is held by a person who held a position in the classified service at the animal health laboratories at the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection on May 12, 2000, the position may not be designated as a position outside of the classified service without the consent of the person.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (5) is repealed eff. 7-1-15 by 2011 Wis. Act 32, as affected by 2013 Wis. Act 20, ss. 2365m and 9448.
36.58(6) (6)Confidentiality of paratuberculosis records. Any information kept by the veterinary diagnostic laboratory that identifies the owners of livestock herds infected, or suspected of being infected, with paratuberculosis is not subject to inspection or copying under s. 19.35 except as the veterinary diagnostic laboratory determines is necessary to protect the public health, safety or welfare.
36.58(7) (7)Confidentiality of records relating to aquaculture. Any information kept by the veterinary diagnostic laboratory that identifies the owners of farm-raised fish, as defined in s. 95.001 (1) (ah), and that relates to testing results or diagnosis is not subject to inspection or copying under s. 19.35 except as the veterinary diagnostic laboratory determines is necessary to protect the public health, safety, or welfare.
36.58 History History: 1999 a. 107; 2011 a. 32, 207; 2013 a. 20 ss. 2365m, 9448.
36.585 36.585 Telecommunications and information technology services.
36.585(1)(1) In this section:
36.585(1)(ag) (ag) "Interconnection" means linking with a third-party network for the mutual exchange of traffic.
36.585(1)(ar) (ar) "Telecommunications services" includes data and voice over Internet protocol services, Internet protocol services, broadband access and transport, information technology services, Internet access services, and unlit fiber.
36.585(1)(b) (b) "Third-party entity" means a company, corporation, nonprofit association, joint venture, cooperative, partnership, or consortium.
36.585(2) (2) The board may use telecommunications services procured by the board only for the purpose of carrying out its mission. Except as provided in sub. (3m), the board shall not offer, resell, or provide telecommunications services, that are available from a private telecommunications carrier to the general public or to any other public or private entity.
36.585(3) (3) Except as provided in sub. (3m), beginning July 1, 2013, the board may not be, and shall ensure that no institution or college campus is and that the extension is not, a member, shareholder, or partner in or with any third-party entity or other person that offers, resells, or provides telecommunications services to the general public or to any public or private entity unless at least one of the following applies:
36.585(3)(a) (a) The third-party entity or other person does not offer, resell, or provide telecommunications services that it did not offer, resell, or provide on June 15, 2011, and the third-party entity or other person does not offer, resell, or provide telecommunications services to a private entity, to the general public, or to a public entity other than a university or a university-affiliated research facility or a facility approved by the joint committee on finance under sub. (4), that the third-party entity was not serving on June 15, 2011.
36.585(3)(b) (b) The third-party entity or other person is comprised entirely of universities and university-affiliated research facilities.
36.585(3m) (3m)
36.585(3m)(a)(a) In this subsection, "third-party entity" includes the Broadband Optical Research, Education and Sciences Network, Internet2, and the Northern Tier Network Consortium, and does not include WiscNet or its affiliates, successors, or assigns.
36.585(3m)(b) (b) The board, an institution or college campus, or the extension may serve as a member, shareholder, or partner in or with a third-party entity that satisfies either of the following:
36.585(3m)(b)1. 1. The primary purpose of the third-party entity is to advance academic research of higher education establishments and the board, institution, college campus, or extension served as a member, shareholder, or partner in or with the third-party entity on February 1, 2013.
36.585(3m)(b)2. 2. Prior to service as a member, shareholder, or partner, the secretary of administration issues a determination to the board, institution, college campus, or extension that the primary purpose of the third-party entity is to advance academic research of higher education establishments.
36.585(3m)(c) (c) The board, an institution or college campus, or the extension may use the services of a third-party entity that satisfies par. (b) 1. or 2.
36.585(3m)(d) (d) The board, an institution or college campus, or the extension may participate in the operations of, provide telecommunications services for the purpose of interconnection to, or provide technical support services to, a third-party entity that satisfies par. (b) 1. or 2., but only in connection with the use of services under par. (c).
36.585(3r) (3r) Beginning on January 1, 2014, the board may not do any of the following:
36.585(3r)(a) (a) Employ any individual who is also employed by WiscNet or its affiliates, successors, or assigns.
36.585(3r)(b) (b) Allow WiscNet or its affiliates, successors, or assigns to occupy any facilities owned or leased by the board.
36.585(3r)(c) (c) Jointly own any assets or property with WiscNet or its affiliates, successors, or assigns.
36.585(4) (4) Beginning June 15, 2011, the board may not commit, and shall ensure that no institution or college campus or the extension, commits, any funds received from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the federal department of commerce related to the Building Community Capacity Through Broadband Project grant awarded to the extension to any facilities to which such funds were not committed prior to June 15, 2011, without the approval of the joint committee on finance.
36.585 History History: 2011 a. 32 ss. 970d, 1015x; 2013 a. 20.
36.59 36.59 Information technology.
36.59(1) (1) Strategic plan.
36.59(1)(a)(a) The Board of Regents shall require the system and each institution and college campus to adopt and submit to the board, in a form specified by the board, no later than March 1 of each year, a strategic plan for the utilization of information technology to carry out the functions of the system, institution, or college campus in the succeeding fiscal year for review and approval under par. (b).
36.59(1)(b)1.1. As a part of each proposed strategic plan submitted under par. (a), the Board of Regents shall require the system and each institution and college campus to address the business needs of the system, institution, or college campus and to identify all proposed information technology development projects that serve those business needs, the priority for undertaking such projects, and the justification for each project, including the anticipated benefits of the project. Each proposed plan shall identify any changes in the functioning of the system, institution, or college campus under the plan.
36.59(1)(b)2. 2. Each proposed strategic plan shall separately identify the initiatives that the system, institution, or college campus plans to undertake from resources available to the system, institution, or college campus at the time that the plan is submitted and initiatives that the system, institution, or college campus proposes to undertake that would require additional resources.
36.59(1)(b)3. 3. Following receipt of a proposed strategic plan from the system or an institution or college campus, the Board of Regents shall, before June 1, notify the system, institution, or college campus of any concerns that the Board of Regents may have regarding the plan and provide the system, institution, or college campus with its recommendations regarding the proposed plan. The Board of Regents may also submit any concerns or recommendations regarding any proposed plan to the information technology management board for its consideration. The information technology management board shall then consider the proposed plan and provide the Board of Regents with its recommendations regarding the plan. The system, institution, or college campus may submit modifications to its proposed plan in response to any recommendations.
36.59(1)(b)4. 4. Before June 15, the Board of Regents shall consider any recommendations provided by the information technology management board under subd. 3. and shall then approve or disapprove the proposed plan in whole or in part.
36.59(1)(b)5. 5. The system or an institution or college campus may not implement a new or revised information technology development project authorized under a strategic plan until the implementation is approved by the Board of Regents in accordance with procedures prescribed by the board.
36.59(1)(b)6. 6. The Board of Regents shall consult with the joint committee on information policy and technology in providing guidance for planning by the system and institutions and college campuses.
36.59(1)(c) (c) The Board of Regents shall develop and adopt the following written policies for information technology development projects included in the strategic plan required of the system and each institution and college campus under par. (a) and that either exceed $1,000,000 or that are vital to the functions of the system, institution, or college campus:
36.59(1)(c)1. 1. A standardized reporting format.
36.59(1)(c)2. 2. A requirement that both proposed and ongoing information technology development projects be included.
36.59(1)(d) (d) The Board of Regents shall submit for approval by the joint committee on information policy and technology any proposed policies required under par. (c) and any proposed revisions to the policies.
36.59(2) (2)Large, high-risk projects. The Board of Regents shall promulgate:
36.59(2)(a) (a) A definition of and methodology for identifying large, high-risk information technology projects.
36.59(2)(b) (b) Standardized, quantifiable project performance measures for evaluating large, high-risk information technology projects.
36.59(2)(c) (c) Policies and procedures for routine monitoring of large, high-risk information technology projects.
36.59(2)(d) (d) A formal process for modifying information technology project specifications when necessary to address changes in program requirements.
36.59(2)(e) (e) Requirements for reporting changes in estimates of cost or completion date to the board and the joint committee on information policy and technology.
36.59(2)(f) (f) Methods for discontinuing projects or modifying projects that are failing to meet performance measures in such a way to correct the performance problems.
36.59(2)(g) (g) Policies and procedures for the use of master leases under s. 16.76 (4) to finance new large, high-risk information technology system costs and maintain current large, high-risk information technology systems.
36.59(2)(h) (h) A standardized progress point in the execution of large, high-risk information technology projects at which time the estimated costs and date of completion of the project is reported to the board and the joint committee on information policy and technology.
36.59(3) (3)Commercially available products. The Board of Regents shall promulgate:
36.59(3)(a) (a) A requirement that the system and each institution and college campus review commercially available information technology products prior to initiating work on a customized information technology development project to determine whether any commercially available product could meet the information technology needs of the system, institution, or college campus.
36.59(3)(b) (b) Procedures and criteria to determine when a commercially available information technology product must be used and when the system or an institution or college campus may consider the modification or creation of a customized information technology product.
36.59(3)(c) (c) A requirement that the system and each institution and college campus submit for approval by the board and prior to initiating work on a customized information technology product a justification for the modification or creation by the system, institution, or college campus of a customized information technology product.
36.59(4) (4)Master leases.
36.59(4)(a)(a) In this subsection, "master lease" has the meaning given under s. 16.76 (4).
36.59(4)(b) (b) Annually, no later than October 1, the Board of Regents shall submit to the governor and the members of the joint committee on information policy and technology a report documenting the use by the system and each institution and college campus of master leases to fund information technology projects in the previous fiscal year. The report shall contain all of the following information:
36.59(4)(b)1. 1. The total amount paid under master leases towards information technology projects in the previous fiscal year.
36.59(4)(b)2. 2. The master lease payment amounts approved to be applied to information technology projects in future years.
36.59(4)(b)3. 3. The total amount paid by the system and each institution and college campus on each information technology project for which debt is outstanding, as compared to the total financing amount originally approved for that information technology project.
36.59(4)(b)4. 4. A summary of repayments made towards any master lease in the previous fiscal year.
36.59(5) (5)High-cost projects.
36.59(5)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), the Board of Regents shall include in each contract with a vendor of information technology that involves a large, high-risk information technology project under sub. (2) or that has a projected cost greater than $1,000,000, and require the system and each institution and college campus that enters into a contract for materials, supplies, equipment, or contractual services relating to information technology to include in each contract with a vendor of information technology that involves a large, high-risk information technology project under sub. (2) or that has a projected cost greater than $1,000,000 a stipulation requiring the vendor to submit to the board for approval any order or amendment that would change the scope of the contract and have the effect of increasing the contract price. The stipulation shall authorize the board to review the original contract and the order or amendment to determine all of the following and, if necessary, to negotiate with the vendor regarding any change to the original contract price:
36.59(5)(a)1. 1. Whether the work proposed in the order or amendment is within the scope of the original contract.
36.59(5)(a)2. 2. Whether the work proposed in the order or amendment is necessary.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before June 30, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-14)