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Performance Management Webinar Recording and Slides Available

Please find the slides from the Thursday, March 19 performance management webinar at this link.

Additionally, a video recording of this webinar is below:

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Inside UW-Madison Article Discusses the New University Staff Grievances Policy

On March 19, 2015, the new Grievances Policy for University Staff was featured within Inside UW-Madison. Please find that article here.

Slides and Materials from the Winter 2015 HR Design Info Sessions

Thank you to all who attended the winter 2015 HR Design info sessions!

Please find the slides and handouts below.

Introduction slides










HR Design update and session overview


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Performance Management Breakout Session


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Recruitment, Assessment and Selection (RAS) Tools Breakout Session


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Employee Categories and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Breakout Session


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Background and Overview of HR Design Breakout Session

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 the webinar here. 


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

Feb 12: Brownbag on Employee Category Choice for Classified Exempt Employees

Join us over the lunch hour 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

This event is at capacity. Join the waitlist to be updated on additional sessions:


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.

There are many lunch options available to purchase at Memorial Union! See the options on their website. 

Email Lindsay Lemmer at with any questions.

Jan. 29: 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.


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