Whether you’re looking for a job or doing your job, the Office of Human Resources is available to help. Below we provide a quick path to some commonly accessed topics, including pay and benefits, what to do if you have a work-related or personal problem, and how we help all employees fit in culturally.
As of July 1, 2015, the University of Wisconsin–Madison implemented a new personnel system separate and distinct from state government and other UW campuses. The HR Design Strategic Plan gives you the overall strategy for the new personnel system and HR Policies.
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- Payroll Services including pay schedules and calendars
- Process and forms for Paycheck Distribution and Direct Deposit
- Taxes including forms, instructions and links to other resources
- View your personal payroll information in MyUW (NetID login required)
Benefits Services provides information and education on employee benefit packages to employees, departments and divisions.
You can also view your personal benefits summary in MyUW (NetID login required)
Plans and Insurance
- New Employees includes forms and deadlines for initial enrollment
- The Information Directory has links to information on each benefit area
- The Forms and Publications page is a roundup of benefits documents to download / print
- Retirement Resources has a long list of topics to answer questions and help you start your planning
- The Savings Plans page is a starting point for savings options
- MyUW Time and Absence lets you view your time and leave reports. You will need your NetID to log in.
- Leave Benefits provides a list of available benefits and links to instructions and forms
- View the Legal Holidays calendar posted by UW System
Child Care and Family Resources
The Office of Child Care and Family Resources coordinates the early education/child care and family support system on campus in response to the needs of UW families. The UW children’s centers operate on or close to campus and provide priority enrollment to UW faculty, staff and student parents while fulfilling the greater teaching, research and outreach mission of UW.
- Bernie’s Place
- Eagle’s Wing
- Little Chicks Learning Academy
- UW Preschool Lab-Linden Dr.
- Waisman Early Childhood Program
- UW Family Child Care Network
Emeritus employees work part-time in the Ombuds Office for Faculty and Staff, serving as an impartial and confidential resource for conflict resolution among campus parties. The Ombuds work independently from university administration, and can be an excellent resource for advice and facilitation of open dialogues.
Employee Assistance Office
The Employee Assistance Office (EAO) provides confidential counseling for personal issues to assist faculty and staff with maintaining and enhancing both their personal and professional lives. EAO provides consultation with individuals, pairs and groups to improve communication and resolve conflict in the workplace. The EAO is familiar with both campus and community resources and can make referrals when appropriate.
The Office of Workforce Relations serves the university community by promoting mutual respect, encouraging a positive work environment, and assisting in resolving workplace issues through proactive intervention. This office provides information and support based on university policy and practice, and assists you when considering the best course of action for your specific situation.
Hostile and Intimidating Behavior
Hostile and intimidating behavior, sometimes known by the shorthand term “bullying,” is defined in university policy as “unwelcome behavior pervasive or severe enough that a reasonable person would find it hostile and/or intimidating and that does not further the University’s academic or operational interests.” The Hostile and Intimidating Behavior website provides resources for employees on preventing hostile and intimidating behavior, addressing it when it happens, and finding advice, consultation, and support on campus.
Employee Disability Resources
The Disability Coordinator/Employment is a campus resource for employees and applicants if they need advice related to a disability request or concern. Each School, College and Division has a Divisional Disability Representative (DDR) designated to facilitate requests for disability accommodation and medical leave. The Disability and Medical Leave Resources: A Guide for Employees is a resource that outlines contacts for campus disability processes and benefits.
- Academic Staff Policies and Procedures (ASPP)
- HR Policies
- Faculty Policies and Procedures (FPP)
- Unclassified Staff Policies and Procedures
- Wisconsin Administrative Code: Rules of the Board of Regents
International Faculty & Staff Services
The office of International Faculty and Staff Services (IFSS) provides comprehensive assistance on all aspects of non-student immigration. The office acts as the liaison between the university and all government agencies involved in immigration matters, and assists both the institution and individuals in complying with immigration laws and regulations.