The HR Design Project’s Phase I work teams have submitted drafts of their recommendations for review by the campus community, and we are very excited to be able to share the results of their hard work. We are presenting the documents at this point in the process for two primary reasons.
- First, we would like to give the campus community a sense of the type and level of detail in the recommendations. At this stage, the work teams are providing the concepts, structure and direction for the more detailed design work to follow.
- Second, and more importantly, we are asking for input from the campus on the ideas the work teams are presenting. We are interested in your questions, concerns and suggestions.
We are presenting the teams’ summaries and recommendations as they were submitted. It is important to emphasize that these are the initial draft recommendations from each of the seven work teams. These are designed to stimulate a campus-wide conversation on the design of the new system.
While representatives of the teams have come together at many stages of the process, it is likely that there are some inconsistencies between and among the recommendations. Their content may vary in scope, approach, detail and format. Throughout the month of April, the Project Team will continue to consult with the work teams to identify areas that need to be reconciled or further defined. Your feedback will also be a key part of this process.
When the work teams were given their assignments, we asked them to “think big.” In response, they have developed many concepts that would represent significant change for our campus.
The phase 1 teams will submit their final recommendations in May. At that stage, we will make the final documents available.
Phase 2 work teams will submit draft recommendations in May, and their final recommendations will follow in June.
Those final recommendations will then go through additional review through the summer and into the fall by the Advisory Committee, other campus stake holders (including governance groups) and university leadership. Proposals will be submitted to the Board of Regents in the fall and subsequently to the Joint Committee on Employment Relations (JCOER).
Thank you for your participation in this process,
HR Design Project Team
Bob Lavigna, director, UW–Madison Office of Human Resources
Stephen Lund, director, Academic Personnel Office
Mark Walters, director, Classified Human Resources