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Announcing HR Design Info Sessions!

The Office of Human Resources announces two new HR forums for all employees. These sessions will be an opportunity to learn more about employee choice, how the potential changes in Fair Labor Standards Act might affect you and more about the campus-wide job title and compensation study.

Multilingual sessions:

Thursday, April 28 10 am – 11:30 am
Location: Gordon Dining & Event Center
English (Overture Room), Spanish (Sonata Room),
Hmong, Mandarin Chinese and Tibetan (Concerto Room)

Monday, May 2 11 pm – 12:30 am
Location: Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC)
English (Rm. 1306), Spanish (Rm. 1345), Hmong (Rm. 1248),
Mandarin Chinese (Rm. 1203) Tibetan (Rm. 1202 )

All university employees are welcome to attend without loss of pay. To attend, please schedule with your supervisor. All rooms are wheelchair accessible. American Sign Language interpretation services are available. Please make your request ASAP prior to the event by sending an email to

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Video & Slides: HR Design Info Session – Dec 9, 2015

The slides for this presentation can be viewed in this pdf document for download.

About the HR Design Info Sessions.

The Office of Human Resources conducted three HR Design information sessions in December 2015. Employees learned more about recent changes by attending one of these sessions:

Wednesday, December 9: Morning session – 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Microbial Sciences Building (Session in English only)

Thursday, December 10: Late-night session – 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Health Sciences Learning Center (Sessions in English, Spanish, Tibetan, Mandarin Chinese and Hmong) Note: Staff from Facilities, Planning and Management provided an update on their activities at this session.

Friday, December 11: Afternoon session – 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Mosse Humanities Building (Sessions in English, Spanish, Tibetan, Mandarin Chinese and Hmong)

All university employees were welcomed to attend without loss of pay.


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Spring Info Session Slides Now Available

The HR Design Spring Info Sessions included an introduction with current updates on HR Design and three breakout sessions on the below topics. Please find the presentations from these sessions in the below links.

Introduction and Update on HR Design

Applying for a Job at UW-Madison: The New Website and Process

Layoff Policy for University Staff (Effective July 1, 2015)

Compensation Policies for University Staff (Effective July 1, 2015)

‘Applying for a Job’ Webinar Recording and Slides Available

Please find the slides from the Wednesday May 20 webinar at this link.

Additionally, a video recording of this webinar is below:

Statement on HR Design and the Proposed State Budget

The proposed state budget does not impact HR Design’s implementation dates, including the HR Design components scheduled for July 1, 2015 implementation. Further, there is no relationship between HR Design and the Governor’s proposal for the university to become a public authority. The legal authority to develop a UW-Madison personnel system was originally granted to us in the 2011-13 biennial budget and is a completely autonomous, separate initiative from the public authority proposal.

Wednesday, May 20 Webinar: How Do I Apply for a Job at UW-Madison?

Please join us on Wednesday, May 20, from noon to 1 pm for a webinar on the NEW online process for applying for a job at UW-Madison!

Beginning on June 1, 2015, there will be a NEW online job application process at UW-Madison. This system will be used for Classified/University Staff positions and for many Academic Staff positions as well.

Join us for a walk through this new process, and learn what you need to know in order to apply for a job at UW-Madison.

HR Design Webinar
Applying for a Job at UW-Madison: The NEW Employment Website and Application Process
Wednesday, May 20, noon – 1 pm
Register for the webinar here: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Download a flyer here

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 to connect.
  • Mozilla Firefox is not recommended for joining the webinar.
  • Prior to the webinar, please ensure your computer meets the requirements by joining a test session at this link:
  • A recording of the webinar will be posted on the HR Design website ( following the webinar.

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