University of Wisconsin–Madison


The Office of Federal Relations advocates on federal policies and issues that affect the university, facilitates congressional and administration meetings for university administrators, faculty and staff, coordinates issue briefings for members of congress and their staff, and serves as a liaison between the University and the federal government. Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Government and Corporate Affairs, the Office of Federal Relations works to advance UW-Madison’s interests in Washington DC and is responsible for sharing with campus stakeholders policy and funding developments that may impact the research, education or outreach missions of the University.

UW–Madison Federal Lobbying Reporting Process

UW–Madison is required by the Federal Lobby Disclosure Act of 1995 to report authorized lobbying on behalf of the University. The reports are filed quarterly in January, April, July, and October, by the UW-Madison Chancellor’s Office and the Vice Chancellor for Administration. Also, some additional lobbying related activities are reported semi-annually. Each quarter, UW–Madison Vice Chancellors and Deans submit information concerning federal lobbying activities and expenses to the Chancellor’s office prior to the reporting deadline.

For more information on whether your activities need to be reported, please review this Q&A about the Federal Lobbying Disclosure Act (PDF). Also, please consult your Dean or Vice Chancellor’s Office for additional details on the process for reporting lobbying activities.


Michael Lenn
Director of Federal Relations
20 F Street, NW, Suite 755
Washington, DC 20001

Cate Johnson
Assistant Director
Federal Relations
20 F Street, NW, Suite 753
Washington, DC 20001