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Fall 2014 HR Design Info Sessions to be Thursday, October 30; Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4

The fall 2014 HR Design informational sessions are slated for Thursday, October 30; Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4. Since the inception of HR Design, regular information sessions have been held to keep the UW–Madison campus community fully informed about innovations and progress on the HR Design project.

The fall informational sessions will feature four breakout sessions. Three of these sessions will be dedicated to key components of HR Design and the fourth to a general discussion of HR Design:

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Employee Choice –  Find out whether you are FLSA Exempt here.
  • Performance Management
  • University/Classified Staff Grievance Process
  • General HR Design Discussion with Project Leadership

 

Subject matter experts in each area will lead discussions and answer questions. Attendees can choose which sessions they want to attend.

 

Sessions are scheduled for:

Thursday, October 30: Late Night – 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC)

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

Monday, November 3: Morning Session – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Union South, Varsity Hall III, 2nd Floor

*Session in English only

Tuesday, November 4: Afternoon Session – 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Memorial Union, Great Hall, 4th Floor

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

 

Please note:

  • All university employees are welcome to attend without loss of pay. Please schedule with your supervisor if you wish to attend.
  • All rooms are wheelchair accessible.
  • Requests for ASL interpretation should be made no less than 10 days before the session at hrdesign@news.wisc.edu.

 

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For Classified/University Staff Exempt Employees: A Comparison Chart

Employees who are classified/university staff and FLSA exempt may have the option to move to academic staff as a result of HR Design. For those employees who will have the choice to move to academic staff, we have developed a side by side comparison chart of the differences in benefits between the two categories, which can be found and downloaded at this link.

If you are unsure of whether your current position is FLSA exempt, find out here.

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FLSA Reviews Beginning

The HR Design Strategic Plan offers two important recommendations to align UW employee and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) categories:

The “academic staff” employee category will include all FLSA-exempt (“salaried”) positions.

The “university staff” employee category will include all non-exempt (“hourly”) positions.

To align these categories, UW-Madison is now conducting FLSA reviews of all permanent “classified exempt” staff through early 2015, impacting approximately 1500 personnel.

 

If you play a role in the FLSA review process, or oversee a division undergoing FLSA reviews, see what you need to know here.

If your position is currently labeled as classified exempt, see what you need to know here.

If you are unsure of whether or not your position is FLSA exempt, you can find out here

Campuswide HR Design Info Sessions This Week

 

HR Design Info Session Slides June 2014

Project leaders will discuss the revised timeline of the HR Design strategic plan and provide information and progress statuses on areas of interest including new employee onboarding, performance management, and recruitment assessment and selection tools. Time will be reserved for questions and answers.

Sessions are being held:

Tuesday, June 10, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Gordon Dining & Event Center
* This session will be streamed online. An error message will appear until the stream is live. A video of this session will also be posted on hrdesign.wisc.edu when available.
* Sessions will be facilitated in Spanish, Tibetan, Mandarin Chinese and Hmong

Thursday, June 12, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Microbial Sciences – Ebling Symposium Center
*Session will be facilitated in English only

Thursday, June 12, 11 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Health Sciences Learning Center
* Sessions will be facilitated in Spanish, Tibetan, Mandarin Chinese and Hmong

See the presentation slides here.

All university employees are welcome to attend without loss of pay.

Please schedule with your supervisor if you wish to attend.

All locations are wheelchair accessible.

 

HR Design Info Session Livestream

Download the slides at this link. 

HR Design project leaders hold quarterly information sessions to update campus on the status of the project. The June 10, 2014 session held at the Gordon Dining and Event Center can be found in the above video. A Q&A session with the audience follows the presentation from Bob Lavigna, UW–Madison’s director of human resources. Download the slides to follow along.

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The HR publication Employee Benefit News looks at HR Design efforts and talks to assistant vice chancellor and director of HR Robert Lavigna about the challenges of overhauling recruitment and staff management systems to bring UW-Madison’s personnel management system into the 21st Century.   Read this article here.

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