Legal Completeness and Effectiveness in Cross-Jurisdictional Shared Service Agreements in Wisconsin

Resource Summary

Shared service agreements are in widespread use in Wisconsin, especially in highly rural areas. Many people involved in shared service agreements view them as a way to enhance and expand capacity. While most key terms and provisions were found in most agreements reviewed, some important terms, such as regular review, update, and renewal procedures for the agreement and dispute resolution process, only appeared in a minority of contracts reviewed. While this report did not reveal an association between the presence of these terms and effective implementation of the agreements, it seems likely that a more complete agreement may minimize uncertainty and conflict.

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