Welcome to the Office of Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources exists to serve faculty and staff in the development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive personnel, training and employment relations system. Through consultation and information dissemination, we assist the University of Wisconsin-Madison to anticipate and meet the human resources demands of a changing educational environment.

Title and Total Compensation Study

UW–Madison, in collaboration with UW System, is conducting a study of current job titles and compensation. This review of more than 30,000 employees across UW System will help create sustainable ways to maintain market-informed job titles and compensation to continue to attract and retain the best talent.

The study will look at titles and total compensation for academic and university staff, post-degree training positions, and limited (executive and administrative) appointees in comparison to institution-specific peers and competitors. The review will include identifying leading practices in benefits (other than health insurance and retirement, which are administered by the state) for faculty and staff. In addition, the study will review compensation for graduate teaching, research, and program assistants.

For more information, see Title and Total Compensation Study.

Performance Management and Development Program

The Performance Management and Development Program (PMDP) is a centralized system that documents and tracks the activities and conversations required by UW–Madison’s performance management policy. PMDP supports greater consistency in how performance management is recorded campuswide.

Campus implementation of PMDP began in August, 2017. The Office of Human Resources is providing resources, training, reference materials, and support to divisions on campus as they transition to and use the new system.

OHR’s Talent Recruitment and Engagement team is overseeing the project in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCGRE). The tool was originally developed by OVCGRE to track performance management activities within their area, and was later identified as having the flexibility and robustness to serve the wider campus.

For more information, see Performance Management and Development Program.

Pay Initiatives

2018–19 Pay Initiatives — Block Grant, Discretionary Compensation Fund, and Performance Bonus Program

New Employees