UW system to change reference policy The UW system plans to change policy in light of the Beitz case The UW System is recommending a more robust hiring and reference check policy to prevent employees accused of sexual misconduct simply leaving for another University of Wisconsin In an Aug. 21 press release, Regent Vince President Drew Peterson said ensuring the safety of students and employees at every institution is one of the most vital responsibilities of the Board of Regents. “As we develop and implement these policies, we are proactively taking steps to prevent such occurrences” According to the release, a work group of higher education, legal, Title IX and other experts from campuses across the system are studying existing personnel policies across the country and will work to craft a draft policy for the UW System implementing to the resolution’s requirements. The group will then present the draft to the board. The goal is to implement the policy in January 2019.