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UW-L receives extension to respond to discrimination complaints

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The deadline is extended for the University of Wisconsin La Crosse to respond to discrimination and retaliation complaints.

Last month we reported that two UW-L employees filed complaints with the state's equal rights division accusing the university of discrimination when in April, Sandra Sieber, the assistant director of the International Education Office claimed she was passed over for a promotion.

The job she wanted was given to Kimberly Pierce, the wife of the man who oversees that office.

Jay Lokken, the former Director of the International Education office, also filed a complaint saying he was retaliated against when he opposed Pierce's hiring.

The state is investigating both complaints. University attorneys were originally expected to respond to the second complaint by November 21.

But the university received an extension. The new deadline is December 8. The university denies discriminating and retaliating against Sandra Sieber.

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