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Sponsored by the Wisconsin Council on Forestry, the site serves as a gateway to information about Wisconsin forests and the work of the Wisconsin Council on Forestry. The Wisconsin Council on Forestry is a diverse group of leaders in the forestry community who direct Wisconsin’s efforts to achieve sustainable forestry.
The Division of Personnel Management (DPM) provides leadership and support to other state agencies in human resources management. DPM oversees the state civil service system, manages employment relations, develops and maintains the state classification and compensation systems, and leads the state's affirmative action and equal opportunity employment programs.
Serve Wisconsin is Wisconsin’s National and Community Service Board. Serve Wisconsin’s mission is to promote service, provide training and allocate resources to programs that enrich lives and communities through service and volunteerism.
Advocates for the interests of the state's long term care consumers, to inform those consumers of their rights, and to educate the public at large about health care systems and long term care.
The Prevention Board promotes the development of a sustainable, comprehensive prevention infrastructure that reflects research and promising practices in child abuse and neglect prevention. Through strategic partnerships and investments, the Prevention Board supports Wisconsin communities in the provision of services to prevent child abuse and neglect.​
DOA helps the governor develop and implement the state budget, and support other state agencies and their programs by offering services such as centralized purchasing and financial management.​
DATCP promotes quality food, healthy plants and animals, sound use of land and water resources, and a fair marketplace.​​
DCF improves the economic and social well-being of Wisconsin's children, youth, and families.​​
​DOC supervises offenders using the most effective correctional policies and procedures aimed at protecting Wisconsin citizens, helping offenders succeed in the community and making every effort to reduce the cost of corrections to taxpayers.​
​ETF administers retirement and other benefit programs for state and local government employees and retirees.​
DFI regulates state-chartered banks, savings and loan associations, savings banks and credit unions, as well as various operations of the securities industry. DFI also is the filing office for new and existing business entities; regulates the mortgage banking industry and other providers of financial services; oversees Uniform Commercial Code filings; administers the Wisconsin Consumer Act; registers merchants who extend credit; is the filing office for notary publics and trademarks and trade names; and registers and regulates charitable organizations.​​
DHS exercises multiple roles in the protection and promotion of the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin in an effort to foster economic prosperity and improve residents quality of life.​​
DOJ exists to protect public safety and to serve the Wisconsin residents and is led by the Wisconsin Attorney General.​
DMA provides essential, effective, and responsive military and emergency management capability for the citizens of Wisconsin and the United States.​
DNR is dedicated to working with the citizens and businesses of Wisconsin while preserving and enhancing the natural resources of Wisconsin. In partnership with individuals and organizations, the DNR manages fish, wildlife, forests, parks, air and water resources while promoting a healthy, sustainable environment and a full range of outdoor opportunities.​​
DPI advances and supports public education and libraries in Wisconsin.​​
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue administers Wisconsin'​s tax system to provide revenue to fund state and local government services.
DSPS is responsible for ensuring the safe and competent practice of licensed professionals in Wisconsin. DSPS administers and enforces laws to ensure safe and sanitary conditions in public and private buildings and provides centralized administrative services to the boards, councils, and advisory committees responsible for professional oversight of occupations.​
The Department of Tourism markets Wisconsin as the Midwest's premier travel destination for fun.​
WisDOT supports all forms of transportation and is responsible for planning, building and maintaining Wisconsin's network of state and Interstate highways. WisDOT plans, promotes and financially supports statewide air, rail and water transportation, as well as bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The department shares the costs of building and operating local transportation systems - from highways to public transit.
WDVA provides an array of benefits and support services to eligible state veterans and veterans' family members.
DWD is charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin's workforce in the 21st century and beyond. DWD provides job services, training and employment assistance to people looking for work, and works with employers to find the necessary workers to fill current job openings.​​
Protects consumers by approving and supervising private, postsecondary schools that offer occupational training and educational programs to Wisconsin residents.​
Distributes K-12 educational media, public safety and public broadcasting services to Wisconsin’s citizens.
The mission of the commission is to promote peaceful and harmonious labor-management relations by professionally and impartially administering Wisconsin’s municipal, state and private sector labor relations statutes to protect and promote the interrelated interests of the public, the employee and the employer.​
Interagency group that is directed by law to assist State agencies in the coordination and exchange of information related to groundwater programs.
Administers state funded financial aid programs for Wisconsin residents.​
WHEDA's mission is to stimulate the state's economy and improve quality of life for Wisconsin residents by providing affordable housing and business financing products. WHEDA is an independent authority, not a state agency, and receives no state tax dollars for its programs and operations.
Educates and advocates for policies, resources, practices and attitudes that support independent living for people with disabilities in Wisconsin.​
Manages the reserve on behalf of the Ho-Chunk Nation and State of Wisconsin.
Hears appeals in cases involving Unemployment Insurance, Worker’s Compensation, and Equal Rights.​
Administers a system of performance standards which are designed to protect the aesthetic integrity of the Riverway.​
The Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health facilitates communication with child and family-serving state agencies, coordinates initiatives, supports administrative efficiencies, improves access to effective services, and monitors program performance focused on children’s mental health.
​OCI leads the way in informing and protecting the public and responding to its insurance needs. OCI performs a variety of tasks to protect insurance consumers and ensure a competitive insurance environment.​
The Office of Marketing Services provides marketing and conference planning services to Wisconsin state agencies. OMS is housed within the Department of Tourism.
The State Treasurer's office maintains custody and records for all property received under provisions of the uniform unclaimed property act and general escheat laws. The Treasurer reviews, and if necessary, audits business and corporate records to assure compliance with unclaimed property statutes.​
The Office of the Secretary of State is headed by an elected Secretary of State, whose term of office is four years. Wisconsin's Constitution requires the Secretary of State to maintain the official acts of the Legislature and Governor, and to keep the Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin and affix it to all official acts of the Governor. In addition, the Office administers program responsibilities set forth in approximately 100 sections of the Wisconsin Statutes, issuing authentications and apostilles; filing oaths of office; and filing deeds for state lands and buildings.
P​SC is an independent regulatory agency dedicated to serving the public interest by regulating Wisconsin public utilities including electric, natural gas, water, combined water and sewer utilities and certain aspects of local telephone service.​
The Wisconsin Historical Society connects people to the past by collecting, preserving, and sharing stories.​
Independent Living Wisconsin is a statewide network that provides resources to help people with disabilities live independently. We work with people of all ages and all types of disability.​
Responsible for the preservation and management of State records.​
Hears and decides disputes between taxpayers and the Wisconsin Departments of Revenue and Transportation.​
The University of Wisconsin System is one of the largest systems of public higher education in the country. The UW System is made up of 13 four-year universities, 13 freshman-sophomore UW Colleges campuses, and statewide UW-Extension.​
The Wisconsin Arts Board joined the Department of Tourism in 2011, and since then we have been working together to enhance the relationship between the arts and tourism.​
Advocates on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities, fosters welcoming and inclusive communities, and improves the disability service system.
Manages the School Trust Funds for the benefit of public school libraries, the University of Wisconsin, and the state’s citizens.​
​To advance and maximize opportunities in Wisconsin for businesses, communities, and people to thrive in a globally competitive economy.​
The mission of the Elections Commission is to enhance representative democracy by furthering Wisconsin’s tradition of clean and open government through the administration of Wisconsin’s elections laws, and through the dissemination of information to the public.​
WEM efforts are coordinated with local, state, tribal and federal agencies, as well as volunteer and private sector partners. We support 72 Wisconsin counties and bring emergency management services to the state's 5.6 million citizens.​
Provides leadership in the development of learning opportunities that empower Wisconsin citizens to make wise environmental decisions.​
The mission of the Ethics Commission is to enhance representative democracy by furthering Wisconsin’s tradition of clean and open government through the administration of Wisconsin’s campaign finance, lobbying, and ethics laws, and through the dissemination of information to the public.​
In order for non-profits to access tax-exempt financing, a governmental entity must issue bonds on their behalf. The Wisconsin Health & Educational Facilities Authority (WHEFA) is such an entity. Created by the Legislature in 1973 (Chapter 231, Wisconsin Statutes), WHEFA is a conduit issuer of tax-exempt revenue bonds for all non-profit organizations in the State of Wisconsin. WHEFA has been the conduit issuer for 813 financings in excess of over $24 billion over its 37-year history.​
Advises the Governor, coordinates state and local prevention and response efforts, and produces reports on the state of homeland security in Wisconsin.
Manages the assets of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), the State Investment Fund (SIF) and other state trust funds.​
Wisconsin State Fair Park is a place where visitors create memories that transcend generations. The nearly 200-acre Fair Park is a year-round entertainment venue hosting activities, events, meetings and more throughout the four seasons.​
The Wisconsin State Law Library exists to serve the legal information needs of the officers and employees of this state, attorneys and the public by providing the highest quality of professional expertise in the selection, maintenance and use of materials, information and technology in order to facilitate equal access to the law.
The Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office has been providing "justice for all" since 1977, and is an independent, executive-branch state agency that ensures Wisconsin meets its constitutional requirement of providing legal representation to the indigent.
WTCS stimulates local economic development by providing the state with hands-on education that brings people and jobs together at incredibly high placement rates. WTCS consists of 16 colleges that offer more than 300 career programs, including two-year associate degrees, one- and two- year technical diplomas, short-term technical certificates and customized business solutions and technical assistance directly to business and industry.
Improves the status of women in Wisconsin through financial literacy programs, outreach and advocacy, and research.​


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