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HR Design Webinar Slides and Recording

Thank you to those who attended the webinar on HR Design’s background, goals and what it means for you!

You can download a copy of the slides from today’s webinar here. 


Please find a recording of the webinar here (note the very beginning was not captured):

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Winter Info Sessions!

Interactive Format!

Winter HR Design Info Sessions


▪ Information for all of UW-Madison  ▪  Hear how it impacts you ▪ Ask questions ▪ Receive helpful answers ▪

Breakout Sessions on:

▪ Performance Management ▪

▪ Recruitment, Assessment and Selection (RAS) Tools ▪

▪ New Employee Onboarding ▪

▪ Overview of HR Design ▪

Plan to attend one of these sessions:

Monday, February 23, 9:30—11:30 am

Location: Gordon Dining and Event Center

*Session in English only

Thursday, February 26, 11 pm—1 am

Location: Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC)

*Sessions in English, Spanish, Hmong, Mandarin Chinese and Tibetan

Tuesday, March 3, 1:30 —3:30 pm

Location: Union South

*Sessions in English, Spanish, Hmong, Mandarin Chinese and Tibetan

 To attend, please schedule with your supervisor. All university employees are welcome to attend without loss of pay.

All rooms are wheelchair accessible.

ASL interpretation available. Request at least 10 days prior to

Brownbag on Employee Category Choice for Classified Exempt Employees

Bring your lunches and get your questions answered. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and employee category choice subject matter experts Meghan Owens and Catharine DeRubeis will discuss the employee category choice facing employees who are classified exempt. They will answer questions and address common concerns.


Employee Choice Brownbag for Classified Exempt Employees

Thursday, February 12, 2015, Noon – 1 pm

21 North Park Street, Room 5045

Seats are limited. Please register here:

Note: All are welcome to attend, but this brownbag will primarily discuss the option to move to academic staff from classified staff for employees who are classified exempt.

Unsure whether your position is exempt? Find out at this link.

Email Lindsay Lemmer at with any questions.

HR Design Webinar!

Download a flyer here

Please join HR Design project leadership on Thursday, Jan. 29, from noon to 1 pm for a webinar on HR Design!

▪ Learn about the background and vision of HR Design ▪  Understand the goals of HR Design ▪

▪ Hear what it means for you ▪ Ask questions ▪ Receive helpful answers ▪ 

HR Design: Background, Goals, and What It Means for You
Thursday, Jan. 29, noon – 1 pm
Register for the webinar here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please note the following:

  • Login to the webinar from a computer with audio and an internet connection at least 10 – 15 minutes early to allow time for connecting to the webinar.
  • Email Lindsay Lemmer ( with questions.
  • A recording of the webinar will be posted on the HR Design website ( after the webinar.


Bob Lavigna Addresses Common Questions About HR Design

The Thursday, November 20, 2014 edition of Inside UW features an interview with UW-Madison director of human resources Bob Lavigna on the common questions and myths surrounding HR Design. Read this article here.

Fall Info Session Presentations

Thank you to everyone who attended the Fall 2014 HR Design Info Sessions!

You can see the content from the introduction and breakout sessions below. Notes from each session will be posted shortly.

HR Design Info Session Intro Slides 11-3-Union South-Final

 Introduction and HR Design updates.


HRD Fall InfoSession-Performance Management

Performance management breakout slides.


HRD Fall InfoSession-Grievance Policy Slides

Grievance process for University staff slides.


Info Sessions Breakouts FLSA

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) / Employee choice slides.


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